Saturday, March 26, 2016

3D printing on Fabric

The first of my Make Fashion pieces is starting to come together!
This year I'm 3D printing directly on to fabric using a translucent PLA, which will be lit from behind with addressable LEDs. The fabrics are all nets with sequins. We tested several fabrics and were able to adhere PLA to net, tulle, and net with small sequins.
My Utilimaker 2 has a heated bed, which is really helping the pieces adhere.

And the pieces coming together.
Next, lots of LEDs.


  1. I never would have thought of 3D printing on fabric. What a great idea!