Playing with 3D-printed fabrics. Feels really weird & funny but pleasant in the hands.
@fribbledom it looks a bit like chain mail!
It is printed in place as a chain-mail, indeed!
It is! Counts as a fabric in my hands 😆
@fribbledom seems like chain mail
@fribbledom (looks at replies)
@fribbledom really impressive ! what's the trick that makes it possible to print all of this in one place ?
@fribbledom Did it come out of the printer like that, or is there some assembly required?
Gets printed in place, no assembly required!
@fribbledom That is really both cool and impressive!
@fribbledom that looks amazing
@fribbledom whoa.. what is this?
A PLA chain-mail 😆
@fribbledom did you print all in one go, or is it multiple pieces assembled?
Prints in one go, no assembly required!
@fribbledom +1 to AC!
@fribbledom makes me wonder whether Nylon (et al) are all just 3D printed fabrics too, just we didn't have the name for the whole process yet? Ok it isn't made on one machine afaik...or is it?
@acesabe Nylon/polyester/etc are not exactly 3d printed. It is more like they are extruded into really thin filaments which are woven into fabric on a different machine.
But you probably could "weave" it with #3DPrinting by printing alternating patterns of single strand lines and allowing the layers to cool enough in between so they don't adhere into a solid piece
@fribbledom what would you do with it?
@fribbledom Thinking of how I might figure out some way to take that material and kink it up is making me horny.
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