Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, launches the first 3D printer designed specifically for 3D printing on fabric, in direct-to-garment mode. The Stratasys J850 TechStyle 3D Printer, the company’s newest PolyJet printer, is launched at an exclusive event at Milan Design Week’s Fuorisalone to meet the unique needs of design and fashion manufacturers, which include printing 3D for high-end textiles and clothing, bags and accessories and shoes.
Stratasys offers fashion designers and brands the ability to differentiate their manufacturing practices with the unique versatility and productivity of the Stratasys 3DFashion solution, which includes the J850 TechStyle 3D printer, workflow software, and materials. that meet the individual needs of fashion makers. This solution opens up unlimited possibilities for fashion manufacturers to personalize and customize 3D printed fabric pieces – including limited editions and digital automation, while reducing time to market and ensuring Conscious Manufacturing™ .
World-renowned fashion expert and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort said he had long been interested in a 3D printer for fabric and clothing, with countless potential creative applications for fashion designers. She expects an enthusiastic response from the industry as a result, saying; “From decorative craftsmanship to creative engineering comes this hybrid machine from Stratasys, like the answer to a million prayers, enabling the ascension of beautification for an inclusive audience.”
To further extend the reach of the J850 TechStyle 3D printer, Stratasys has teamed up with a series of partners, including Dyloan and the D house in Milan, as well as Dyloan’s in-house 3D printing service, Shapemode. A center of innovation excellence for the evolution of fashion technology, D-house demonstrates the versatility of 3D printing applications, from design to production, using Stratasys 3DFashion technology.
“As early as 2019, I predicted that in just a few years we would see 3D printing integrated into high-end fashion houses,” said Naomi Kaempfer, director of art, design and fashion at Stratasys. . “That time is here. We have learned and modified these early designs and created a new dedicated printer using 3DFashion technology that allows fashion designers to create without limits. This is just the beginning of the journey as we continue to evolve this technology and launch new innovations in fashion design.
The J850 TechStyle 3D printer is designed to print directly onto a variety of fabrics and garments, including denim, cotton, polyester, linen, and leather at volumes ranging from single pieces to tens of thousands.
“I’m drawn to new technologies that allow me to create something original. With Stratasys 3D fashion printing technology, the possibilities are endless. Honestly, it provides a chance to experiment, and I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible,” said Karim Rashid, Fashion Designer and SSYS 2Y22 REFLECTION Collection Contributor. .
A variety of materials are available for the J850 TechStyle 3D printer, including Agilus30™ CMY color materials for flexible full-color printing and Vero™ ContactFlex, a clear coating that can be used to create a silky smooth feel. Stratasys’ VeroVivid™ resin material allows fashion houses and designers to print on textiles in over 600,000 unique colors, with multiple Shore values, simulating different textures and finishes.
The upcoming SSYS 2Y22 collection reflects the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the innovation and influences of this era on fashion and design. The collection will include new work from seven top design teams, such as high-end dresses and suits, daywear, lighting, luxury packaging, handbags, accessories and footwear. The J850 TechStyle 3D printer and the SSYS 2Y22 collection will be exhibited at Milan Design Week from June 6 to 12, 2022.
The J850 TechStyle 3D printer is available now and more information is available online.