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3D printing collaborations
Minneapolis, MN; Rehovot, Israel; Leuven, Belgium – January 21, 2013 – Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing and Materialise, a Belgian-based pioneer in Additive Manufacturing software and solutions, today announced the unveiling of 3D printing collaborations on the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week as part of Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’.
Nick Ervinck's 3D art
Nick Ervinck, a rising star in the art world, masterfully explores the borders between various media and tries to find an interaction between virtual constructions and hand-made sculptures. Through his sculptures, videos, prints and digital drawings, he creates fantastic new realities which challenge viewers to take a fresh look at the world around them. One medium that Ervinck has employed with great skill is 3D Printing, and for some of his most intricate printed creations, he turns to the experts at Materialise to help him bring his visions to life.
3D printed dress by Iris Van Herpen
Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen, in collaboration with architect Julia Koerner, has once again teamed up with Materialise and .MGX in the creation of a stunning 3D printed dress as part of her “Hybrid Holism”, Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 collection.
The 3D FABulous Fashion Show
The RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition started off with a bang with the 3D FABulous Fashion Show, sponsored by Materialise. The runway extravaganza, held in the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, took place during the opening reception of what is considered by many to be the most important conference in the Additive Manufacturing industry..
Wilfriend Vancraen at TEDxLeuven
On March 29th, 2012, Materialise’s founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen took to the TEDxLeuven stage, the result of which you can see in the video below. During his presentation, Wilfried shared his strong belief that 3D Printing has the power to greatly improve our lives in terms of the products we use, the designs we create, and the medical care we receive. Watch the video and you too will see how this technology already has the power, not to become a future form of mass consumption, but to create a better quality of life on a grand scale.
A fashion show with a 3D printed twist
Following a day featuring speakers such as Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Prof. Dr. Vermeersch, member of the surgical team responsible for Belgium’s first face transplant, and Iris van Herpen, rising star in the world of Haute Couture, the Materialise World Conference put on a fashion show with a 3D printed twist. Making their runway debut were four hats from Brussels’ master milliner Elvis Pompilio, clutch purses and necklaces by renowned designer Daniel Widrig, and a collection of stunning pieces that redefine how accessories can be worn by Niccolo Casas. Also on the catwalk were the top 20 designs of a hat and hair accessory competition, the “Hat’s Off to 3D Printing Challenge,” which was put together by Materialise’s consumer division i.materialise. All of the designs were produced by Materialise at their Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.