…In a dynamic collaboration with Adobe, Bitonti will be using their 3D technology to design and produce Molecule, his line of 3D printed shoes. Designed for women and meant to be sold commercially, the 3D-printed shoes highlight the designer’s “disruptive manufacturing” skills and methods using digital renderings and specification.
…While 3D printing is already well entrenching itself in the art world, Bitonti, is blurring the lines altogether. He’s also bent on educating the world on the benefits and unlimited ideas to be explored with 3D printing—a process he’s been familiar with since 2007. He’s experienced in the industry, not a dabbling novice—and he experimented with a number of other design techniques before choosing 3D printing as his favorite process.
Since the time he discovered the process, 3D printing and material costs have been reduced substantially, deepening his commitment to the medium as it offers him the chance to design, control, and produce his designs affordably. The greatest benefit is that he can make customizations easily and affordably depending on client needs.
“My design process is a collaboration with artificial intelligence,” Bitonti explains. “We’re transposing these ideas from design methodologies to tangible consumer experiences.” …
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!