New York Bridges Inspire Project Runway Designers in 3D Printing Challenge

10/16/2015
3D Systems is collaborating with Lifetime's Emmy nominated "Project Runway" to deliver a new collection of designs for Fabricate, 3DS' fashion application that reinvents textile design and pattern-making with 3D printing using the company's flagship Cube desktop 3D printer.

During the episode, contestants were challenged to create a Fabricate 3D design for inclusion on their final piece, using an iconic New York City bridge as inspiration. The winner of the challenge, Kelly Dempsey, incorporated design elements from the Brooklyn Bridge to create a stunning dress (pictured, photo credit: Greg Endries) that incorporated a brick texture effect.

Now, as part of the Fabricate Project Runway collection, unique designs from last night's show can be purchased online and recreated at home, letting designers and the fashion-focused infuse their own garments with the contestant's look. Each contestant's creative designs are available as downloadable .textile files for $29.99, exclusively on Cubify.com.

To see highlights of how 3D printing on fabric was used in the episode visit cubify.com. Designers Edmond Newton and Ashley Nell Tipton were inspired by the Manhattan Bridge, and Candice Cuoco and Merline Labissiere channeled the Queensboro Bridge.

"This collaboration with Project Runway is the perfect showcase for Fabricate," said Annie Shaw, creative director, 3DS. "We brought a completely new tool to these inspiring designers, and were amazed by what they were able to conceive and create. What's most amazing, however, is that anyone anywhere can download these professional designs patterns and recreate runway-ready looks, at home. Today."

"I am just blown away by the technology," said Kelly Dempsey, winner of the 3D printing design challenge. "I never could have imagined the design freedom that 3D printing brings to my pieces. It opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities."

Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at  and the company's consumer offerings at www.cubify.com.
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