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Now, 3-D printed bikinis to custom fit every curve!

June 11, 2011 - London

For the first time ever, designers have created bikinis called the 'N12 bikini' made from 3-D printers which could adapt to fit every woman's curves perfectly.

The world's first 3-D printed two-piece is made of small nylon discs that are held together by thread-like springs.

Shapeways used their 3-D printing technology to create the material for the designers and called it Nylon 12, which is "ideal swimsuit material as it is innately waterproof", and this is where the ultimate custom fit 3-D bikinis got its name from.

"Thousands of circular plates are connected by thin strings, creating a wholly new material that holds its form as well as being flexible," Discovery News quoted the designers Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion as saying.

"The layout of the circle pattern was achieved through custom written code that lays out the circles according to the curvature of the surface. In this way, the aesthetic design is completely derived from the structural design," they added.


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