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"Semi-finished" clothing

Instead of ready-made clothing and footwear, manufacturers sell "semi-finished" products: A model design for a 3D-printer. Buying this model, the customer chooses the appropriate size, colour, pattern, and the presence or absence of additional details. All that remains to be done is to load a model into a special 3D-printer for clothes - and, voila! You can print out a new suit.

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Victor Muraviev I believe something similar would happen by then. 16 Mar 2019
Louis-Philippe Bellier Can't wait for my 3D printed custom fit suit :P 06 Feb 2019
Raptor1324 omg i can be a power ranger!!!! lol wait can u do that 06 Feb 2019
Антон Дождиков Да. И очевидно будет использоваться возможность приобретения такого принтера на несколько семей в складчину. 06 Feb 2019
Tim Suetens How will they money off of this? 06 Feb 2019
Hazonku SLS resin printing is already on the desktop right now as it's a 30 year old technology that just simply need time to miniaturize. I can easily foresee a much closer future where no longer will it be simple UV sintering of resin & alcohol bathes but fusing of materials in a water soluble substrate bath. Your washbot simply pulls out a mass covered in goop, throws it in the washing machine or dishwasher, & out comes a piece of clothing. And to answer Tim's question, people said the same thing about digital music and video my dude. The money is in the subscription model for access, and then paying for individual models. There's already sites devoted to this. Most of us stick to Thingiverse & other free sites where models are like donationware (like Winrar) but there's already payway sites & models for FDM & SLS printing, and individual artists selling access to their gcode files for a couple bucks a pop. THAT'S where the money is. No more labor to pay, no more brick & mortar retailer to pay to sell your stuff, no more "Hope this fits right" of onlines shopping. It'll solve a ton of current problems with clothing. 06 Feb 2019