New 3-D Printer Makes Ladies Panties by the MillionsSubmitted by Chris Hurlothru... on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 15:01
By ALAN FARNHAM
In what undergarment observers call a first, a 3D printer has produced a pair of lady's panties—in three seconds, no less. The day when you'll be able to walk into a store and, minutes later, walk out wearing a custom-made, 3D-printed suit is not far off, says one expert.
Cosyflex is an innovative process for 3D printing for fabrics. Image by Tami Care
Melba Kurman, co-author with Hod Lipson of "Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing," tells ABC News she thinks there's no reason why in five years a man couldn't walk into, say, Brooks Brothers, get scanned by a computer, and then come back in a few hours to pick up a bespoke 3D-printed suit.
"But that's not pushing the limits," she says of 3D printing technology, which already is being used to make everything from shower heads to key chains.