The RESHAPE design competitors, which invitations submissions for brand new options in wearable know-how and product design utilizing 3D printing and different digital manufacturing applied sciences, returns this yr for the RESHAPE 19 V Version. The competitors is organized by Noumena, a robotics, 3D printing and wearable specialist, Barcelona 3D printing occasion INDUSTRY (previously often known as IN(3D)USTRY), Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona’s commerce honest establishment, and the IED Barcelona Design College.
In 2018, the theme for RESHAPE18 centered round ‘Sensing Materialities’, specializing in custom-made clothes and merchandise selling wholesome existence. On this version the 3D printed ‘gill garment’ Amphibio from researcher, designer and supplies scientist Jun Kamei received the competitors.
Now in its fifth yr, the theme of RESHAPE 19 is ‘Cognified matter’, which challenges makers and designers to create wearable know-how and good merchandise that make the most of sustainable fashions for future functions. Submissions at the moment are open, and can shut on the 26th August 2019.
Amphibio, a gill garment for underwater respiration assist made by Jun Kamei. Picture through Jun Kamei
Connecting people and know-how to the setting
RESHAPE 19: Cognified Matter emphasizes the position of know-how in enabling us to adapt to a altering world in an period of interconnected people and units. RESHAPE specific that “cognified units carry the solutions to a number of the most urgent challenges posed to our customary norms and methods of doing issues.”
With this in thoughts, RESHAPE is in search of challenge proposals that query the position of know-how within the new paradigms of society. The competitors will concentrate on candidates who search to bridge the hole between ‘the human and the digital:’ submissions that envision future wants and novel methods of interplay utilizing digital manufacturing to provide customized options.
As with final yr’s RESHAPE competitors, the V version is cut up into two classes: Wearable know-how and Good Product. The Wearable know-how class challenges designers to create items of clothes that connects the wearer to the setting whereas combating frequent well being points like respiratory issues, or the air pollution of pure parts. Standards for the clothes is huge, with acceptable proposals starting from programmable supplies to biotechnology functions and wearable electronics.
The RESHAPE19 V version design competitors. Picture through RESHAPE.
For the Good Product class, RESHAPE is in search of product options that promote well-being and healthcare for a wide range of functions, from automotive to sports activities and medical units. Makers and designers are challenged to create a product design that function as a “mediating issue between the forces shaping our environments”, which incorporates monitoring, sensing, and interacting with the bodily and digital world. Moreover, designers are requested to contemplate the social and environmental impression of their merchandise.
Winners will likely be judged by a staff of specialists within the fields of style and manufacturing, and will likely be awarded a Reshape Discussion board, Beca program for the Design for Wearables postgraduate at IED Barcelona, and as much as €1000 ($1,130). Register for the RESHAPE19 competitors right here, the place you may as well view additional particulars concerning the competitors.
Within the Product design class for RESHAPE18, Royal Faculty of Artwork (RCA) designer Jun Kamei’s Amphibio idea was awarded 1st prize for its “important experimental method, establishing interconnections between customers, setting and information.” Amphibio is a 3D printed masks that goals to assist people breathe underwater utilizing gills, designed for a future the place rising sea ranges have submerged megacities in a foreboding assertion concerning the consequences of World Warming.
In an interview with 3D Printing Trade, Kamei explains how the 3D printed gills work: “The system is enclosed with air tight a method valve, thus the one manner oxygen might be replenished within the gill is thru the membrane from the encompassing water. The encompassing water has oxygen dissolved into it, and since the proportion of oxygen is low inside the gill, these oxygen molecules within the water journey by the membrane inside the gill to compensate the focus distinction.”
Mingjing Lin and Tsai-Chun Huang 3D printed textiles made for the Beijing Opera, carried out on the RCA. Photograph by Michael Petch.
Designers and PhD researchers from RCA Mingjing Lin and Tsai-chun Huang had been among the many winners within the Wearable know-how class for RESHAPE 18 as effectively. Their entry, “Fold the Interfashionality”, was designed for the Beijing Opera, and consists of 3D printed conventional pleated costumes utilizing 3D printers from Polish SLS 3D printing firm, Sinterit. The costumes had been used for an unique efficiency of ‘Farewell My Concubine’ by Beijing Opera singers on the RCA on 1 December 2017.
3D Printing Trade has additionally interviewed Mingjing Lin, the place she discusses the rationale for utilizing conventional methods with 3D printed textiles: “I want to check or problem whether or not 3D printed textiles might be utilized in extra attention-grabbing bodily practices, whether or not 3D printing may have extra fluidity and extra dynamics. And I consider this know-how has much more to supply when it comes to physique motion.”
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