8 June 2016

Shaun and Antoine have secured proof of concept funding to pursue their 3D printing related research. Both Shaun and Antoine have been working with Paul Findlay and Dominic Bellamy from the Business and Enterprise and Alex Hall from the legal team to secure design registration and trademarking.

Shaun’s project Modeclix is a fully customisable 3D printed component used in the construction of, in the first instance, garments addressing the emerging demand for bespoke, fully customisable products. The innovative solution proposed combines both traditional construction techniques with advanced technologies to test and demonstrate the technical feasibility of the product and its commercial applications.

Early stage prototyping has been completed and has proven to be successful. Further research and development is underway to produce additional customisable components to enhance the functionality and assembly options. Additional research into dyeing, the incorporation of non-printed components and assembly relating to the creation of patterns is required to further distinguish the visual representation of each item will be undertaken. There are currently no other products in the market that address the construction of garments using 3D printed technology in this way. Modeclix is a simple system which enables the construction of an array of garments according to the needs of the wearer and their body shape.

The intention is to work with industry partners to develop other components that can be applied to Modeclix, including protective and supportive applications for the military, impregnating with medicinal compounds for targeted delivery to patients and producing customisable toys to encourage children to play, create and build.

Antoine’s project is still in its early stages and details will be released soon.