Electroloom" is a 3D printer reminiscent of that magical sketchbook. It uses fiber as filament and automatically prints clothes.
To create the garment, a "mold" of the garment is first made out of aluminum or other material, which is then placed inside the printer. When the printer starts outputting, the liquid filaments become fine thread-like fibers and are sprayed onto the mold using the electrospinning method, which utilizes electrical power, to complete the garment.
(the tank top on the left was also printed)
The material used at this stage is a proprietary blend of cotton and polyester. Although they can be worn for daily life, they are not nearly as strong or stretchable as commercially available fabrics. Also, it takes 14 hours to make a skirt or tank top, and 8 hours to make a beanie (hat).
Electroloom is currently seeking investors for its development on the crowdfunding site "kickstarter" (until June 16), and an early bird discount plan is available for those who pledge $4,500 to receive Electroloom (alpha version) as a gift. According to Electroloom, the developer of Electroloom, the U.S. According to the developer, Electroloom of the U.S., the company hopes to make this printer available to anyone who wants to enjoy fashion design and manufacturing in the future. Perhaps, this could lead to a shopping experience where you can print the clothes you want from the web or magazines at home....