The 3D Printed Weft Knit Dress Prototype was designed & developed by myself and Brad Dunn (MFA ID '16) for Dr. Denis Cormier (Earl W. Brinkman Professor and AMPrint Center Director) and the grand opening & dedication ceremony for RIT's new AMPrint Lab in October 2016.
The prototype is completely 3D printed using the Stratasys j750 flexible filament, so it stretches and behaves like a traditional weft knit fabric. It will also unravel if an edge stitch is picked loose. Panels were 3D printed separately to provide proper shaping needed for accurate fit, and then hand stitched together to make the final prototype.
Initial concept through final construction was executed in 2.5 weeks.
This is a continuing research project.