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Nervous System’s wearable 4D printed forms

Design | February 20, 2014 |

Nervous SystemImage courtesy of Nervous System

Nervous System’s wearable 4D printed forms

Creating complex, foldable forms, ‘Kinematics’ by Nervous System is a software tool for 4D printing that is composed of articulated modules.

Nervous SystemImage courtesy of Nervous System

The process enables for any three-dimensional shape to turn into a flexible structure using 3D printing. Combining computational techniques with body physics and customization, large objects can be compressed down through simulation to produce intricately patterned wearable items that conform to the human figure.

Nervous SystemImage courtesy of Nervous System

Based on this concept, a jewelry collection and accompanying app have been released along with a free-to-use app for desktop 3D printers – they allow for the production of necklaces, bracelets and earrings with users able to sculpt the shape and control the density of the pattern.

Nervous SystemImage courtesy of Nervous System

The ‘Kinematic system’ produces designs composed of multiple unique components that interlock to construct dynamic, mechanical structures. Each element is stiff, but in combination they behave as a continuous fabric – the distinct pieces require no assembly, instead the hinge mechanisms are 3D printed in place. Rigid units can also be introduced using a connecting joint that locks in at a preferred angle.

Nervous SystemImage courtesy of Nervous System

Nervous System have worked on a flexible dress that can be printed through computational folding. The simulation interprets body physics to accurately model the behavior of the design’s almost 3000 unique, interconnected parts to find a configuration that fits inside the volume and printer.

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