By Brendan Conley, Marketing Specialist – Cimquest Inc.
Last month, Fashion Week emerged on the streets of New York City, presenting the top new trends, fads, and style movements of the industry. Cimquest and Stratasys partook in this year’s excitement by exhibiting at Style X, an experiential platform which showcases contemporary companies who blend fashion with new technology. The venue included a Design Leadership Panel, featuring avant-garde designers and innovators driving change in the industry. The Panel focused on 3D printing and other emerging processes that can potentially complement traditional production methods. In fashion, 3D printing can be used as a tool to fabricate conceptual designs and even assist in final production. At Style X we had a variety of parts on display, most notably prototypes printed through PolyJet technology. PolyJet is great for clothing items due to its multi-color/multi material capability. You can create things like realistic sneaker prototypes in a blend of rubber-like and rigid materials, or alluring jewelry with detailed textures.