A Japanese design lab 'Monocircus', that create accessories and home wear using 3-D Printing, they produced many wearable objects including this bow tie, made from polyamide plastic. It doesn't need to be tied and can be slotted onto the top button of a shirt. The sell their items online, so they are available to anyone.
"Jewelers typically prototype new pieces by hand-carving models out of wax that are then cast in precious metal — a labor-intensive process that is prone to small accidents. Today, the maker can design a model in a CAD/CAM program like JewelStudio and create the form with a 3-D printer or CNC mill."
Athey Moravetz is doing some tasty work with her 3-D printers. The video game designer has worked on Playstations games like Resistance Retribution and Uncharted Golden Abyss. She's also a self described "jack-of-all-trades," skilled with 3-D modeling tools like Maya, and knows how to design compelling characters with them.
||It's so interesting to me to see how far 3D printing has come. For me, it's even more intriguing because I have the opportunity to see it from an engineer's design side as well as from the art design side. 3D printing has a variety of avenues it can take. Excited to see where it continues to go. I do wish we had more opportunities to work with the 3D printers since they are available on campus.||