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Joan Horvath, Lyn Hoge and Rich Cameron, Practical Fashion Tech, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1662-0_9

9. 3D Printing

Joan Horvath, Lyn Hoge2 and Rich Cameron1

(1)Nonscriptum LLC, Pasadena, California, USA

(2)Los Angeles, California, USA

3D printing has entered haute couture in a big way lately (as we touch on in Chapter 13), but much of that has used higher-tech machinery than the consumer 3D printers that are now broadly available. In this chapter Joan and Rich give a quick tour of 3D printing and show you some pragmatic and decorative uses for it.

How 3D Printing Works

In brief, 3D printing technologies create an object by laying it up one thin layer at a time in a process controlled by a computer model. What ...

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