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September 11, 2014 AT 12:01 am

Fashion Designer Francis Bitonti Announces “Molecule” 3D Printed Shoes #3DxFashion #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Fashion Designer Francis Bitonti Announces “Molecule” 3D Printed Shoes:

…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.” …

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