The Sigma R19 extrusion 3D printing machine by BCN3D has been secured by Spanish fashion brand. ZER Collection will use it to assist in producing twelve outfits. These were garments that were launched at the recent Madrid Fashion Week.
The co-founders of ZER Collection Núria Costa and Ane Castro are also fashion designers. They designed the parts. Their aim was to achieve a futuristic, minimal, and urban aesthetic.
Costa and Castro started the firm back in 2017. They have been utilizing BCN3D’s additive manufacturing technology for around a year. This is to get the most out of the improved design abilities and the possibility to be more maintainable.
The duo has appreciated having the ability to digitize designs. This is so as to make only the essential fabric. As a result, it enables them to lessen material waste. Normally, about 30 percent of the fabric utilized when designing an outfit is wasted. But with additive manufacturing, waste is lessened to nearly zero.
Additional advantages to fulfilling the Sigma machine comprise the device’s IDEX technology. The technology permits the printing of a pair of elements with two varying sets of features at ago. ZER Collection has especially liked having the capability to print stretchable ranks like TPU.
Also, ZER Collection is recycling the stuff from utilized clothes. It is doing this by melting the plastics into printable filaments. It after that reuses the material to assist make fresh garments.
Speaking about this move, Costa and Castro said the following:
“[3D printing] opens a field of possibilities within the design of fabrics, providing them with functionalities that cannot be achieved without the use of this technology, from an elasticity that we can control and modify depending on our needs to protect against different impacts,”
“We believe that the use of 3D printing represents a revolution in fashion, in environmental care and in society.” They added.