Getting Classy With 3D Printed Wedding Wear #WearableWednesday
Oh, that beautiful lace, except that it’s not lace, it’s the magic of 3D by Xuberance. Their design team includes Steven Ma, Leirah Wang and Bin Lu–all architecture geniuses. They recently launched their swirling bridal pieces in Shanghai, according to 3D Printing Industry. Unlike some of the 3D pieces you’ve probably handled, supposedly the SLS method (Selective Laser Sintering) leads to a softer, more touchable product. When you see the work close up, the designs really resemble shoe-string licorice.
Although it is hard to judge from photos, it looks as though the dress is split into two pieces, much like the front and back of a molded Easter egg.
The most beautiful pieces are the accents like the veil, bow ties, headpieces, cake toppers and table decorations that are available from the company. 3D printing really works well for these intricate designs, and it’s so classy to have a motif running through an entire wedding, from clothing to decorations. Of course, this all comes with a large price tag, but Xuberance also offers workshops, so perhaps brides-to-be could print their own party favors. If you can’t get to China, you should definitely take a look at our sweet ORION Delta 3D Printer. It uses 3 arms to gracefully handle a print and is ready to go for different plastic types. Check out what Noe has to say about it, and then search Thingiverse for some cool wedding inspired files!
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