3Doodler Pen Prints A High Heel Shoe
By: Jennifer Hicks
The company, 3D Doodler, has made a 3D printer just for fabrics because they believe there’s an opportunity in the 3D printing market for 3D printed wearable clothes anyone can print. They believe fabric should be digital and freely shared, downloaded and printed around the world and allow people to print basics like t-shirts or beanie hats on demand, in their homes. The company is working on a prototype with a grant from Atlanta-based Alternative Apparel which makes sustainable clothing.
Research firm, Canalys predicts the 3D printing market will grow to $16.2 billion by 2018. With rapid advancements in the technology, the cost of 3D printers falling and the consumer’s desire to download and print anything they want — from a t-shirt to a rubik’s cube — the 3D printing market is the ultimate DIY market.