3D printing companies are some of the hottest companies on the market right now. Venture capitalists are going ape for everything 3D printers. So much so that while there is a ton of money to be made in this space, there is also a ton to be lost as well. I personally have not been too hot on the whole sector. But over the last month or so have come two new projects, both dresses (coincidentally) that have made me wonder what will be next.
This spider dress is innovative in that it is not only a extremely sweet design, but it also uses proximity sensors to cause the dress to react. Which, of course, is sheer gimmick at this point. But all kinds of crazy COS-play potential.
But of greater import is the concept of kinetic printing that gives fluid dynamics to normally hard, and solid matter.
I do think it will be interesting to see how manufacturing will move into the home. Imagine a day when you purchase designs as opposed to products… and then the designs flow to your printer. And when the print out is complete you do a little shellacking and voila, your product is complete. Minutes from start to finish. Its a fascinating shift from the emphasis that Amazon is doing with pushing the delivery closer and closer to the endpoints. This will be the final stage for things where the technology enables it. And then what happens when our clothes get viruses? hahah. Could get interesting when our cutting edge 3D printed spider dress starts attacking its wearer. hahaha.