Picture: Reuters – Victoria’s Secret

This week it was revealed in the international press that Victoria’s Secret is in talks with Tamicare, a Manchester (UK) based firm, that could make 10 million of 3D printed panties per year for the American lingerie leader brand.

3D Printing: A real alternative to knitted textiles?

Tamicare developed a new technology named Cosyflex™. Cosyflex is a non-woven fabric, that combines natural elastomer and cotton fibres. It is made using an unconventional 3D printing technology which deposits layers of material to build up the fabric/product. Properties claimed for Cosyflex based products are:  all-direction elasticity; leak proof; breathable (microporous); soft and comfortable; dyeable; can be made into any pattern; natural; made from sustainable resources; uses only purified natural latex; are fully biodegradable.


How the 3D PANTIES PRINTER works?

A spray nozzle creates layers of rubber-latex polymers and cotton fibres on a defined “pants” pattern. In less than three seconds, the layers build a pair of underpants. The  fully automated process and can produce up to 10 million pairs of the underpants/year.

Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2509284/Victorias-Secret-talks-Tamicare-Cosyflex-3D-print-underwear.html#ixzz2lIXAl34Atamicare_3Dpanties


Picture: Tamicare


  1. In no time everyone will have a 3D printer at home and will be able to print their own clothes accessories and equipment…?

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