By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
Like many industries the fashion industry has elevated its products with 3D technology like 3D printing, CNC machining and laser scanning. They’ve even dabbled in product lifecycle management (PLM) systems and simulation. But one area the fashion industry hasn’t had much experience with is 3D modeling.
Dassault Systèmes is hoping to change that with their FashionLab product line, originally introduced last November, which they refer to as “a technology incubator dedicated to fashion designers and stylists to explore and test new concepts using 3D.”
Designers can sketch directly into a virtual 3D environment and play with styles, colors and materials; instead of creating physical prototypes each time. “This is a huge cost and time saver. It is also a way to make the design process more sustainable by cutting out the amount of materials wasted making mock-up after mock-up while trying to find the perfect combination of elements,” explained Bergeret.
ConnectPress has been watching updates over the last year and the cool things their customers are doing. To see examples head to the FashionLab website. Or to get involved visit the FashionLab Community go here.