nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
dec 09, 2014
nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans


nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
images courtesy of nervous system

 

 

 

nervous system has created the ‘kinematics 4D print dress’ which scans bodies to fabricate custom-fit garments from an intricately patterned structure of 2,279 triangular panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges. the manufacturing process used to generate complex forms, printed the dress as a single folded piece at the shapeways factory in new york city. the ‘kinematics dress’ required no assembly and represents a new approach to manufacturing by integrating design, simulation and digital fabrication to create customized products.

 


the manufacturing process of the printed dress
video courtesy of shapeway

 

 

 

the museum of modern art has acquired the dress which behaves as a continuous fabric to flexibly conform and fluidly flow in response to body movements, and its software as a permanent collection. the smart folding strategy employed by nervous system, compresses the garments into a smaller form for efficient fabrication that can print larger structures than the machine could normally create.

 


display of how the dress moves similarly to fabric
video courtesy of nervous system

 

 


the web application that lets people design their own
video courtesy of nervous system

 

 


the kinematics folding system
video courtesy of nervous system

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
the dress responds to the wearer’s body

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
it is composed of thousands of unique interlocking component

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
intricately patterned structure of 2,279 unique triangular panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
the dress folds into a compact shape

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
render image of the complex shape

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
the garment is printed as a folded shape to enable the fabricating of large objects

 

nervous system kinematics 4D print dress created from body scans
from left to right: jessica rosenkrantz (nervous system), lana briscella (aminimal studio) and jesse louis-rosenberg (nervous system)

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