3D-printed underwear is still pretty new as we highlighted one company who is able to produce a pair using the combination of Cosyflex printing technology. 3D-printed underwear has finally gone mainstream as Victoria’s Secret recently unveiled a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed lingerie piece during this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 3D-printed lingerie was created by New York-based architect Bradley Rothenberg who was asked to come up with a piece that resembled snowflakes. Rothenberg utilized laser-sintered polyamide, which is a nylon coated Swarovski dust and Swarovski crystals, which certainly helps give it an eye-catching look.
The actual 3D printing of the lingerie piece was done by 3D printing company, Spapeways, which required them to generate an algorithm that would be able to produce an interlocking 3D snowflake structure. Rothenberg and his team then created several fabric swatches that would allow them to test the flexibility and usability of the fabric. Once they found one that worked just right, they then produced the first set of prototypes that were matched up with 3D scans of the model who would be wearing the piece.
As amazing as this piece of 3D printed lingerie is, we can’t imagine it actually being useful as seeing your wife, girlfriend or any other woman in the piece may cause you to be extra careful as you wouldn’t want to damage this one-of-a-kind piece.