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Stratasys 3D Printing Helps Japanese Fashion Designer Flex His Muscles at Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection in Tokyo

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stratasys 3D Printing Helps Japanese Fashion Designer Flex His Muscles at Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection in Tokyo

12:35 EDT Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Award-winning Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato, known for creating unique dresses for famed artists and celebrities, creates neo-futuristic sportswear with an Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer for his 2014 collection

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing, today announced that its Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer has been used to produce unique numbered neo-futuristic bibs for the "Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection" which premiered on July 25 in Minami-Aoyama Tokyo, Japan.

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The concept of the collection is based on Nakazato's vision of a neo-futuristic sport: "young street punks, riding on motorcycles, playing a basketball-like sports game in an underground dune stadium." For this imaginary game, Nakazato designed an original uniform and used the Stratasys multi-material 3D Printer to design bibs that combine numbers and images of human muscles, reflecting his artistic obsession with the idea of "clothing as extension of the body."    

Sun Junjie, another young designer who collaborated on this project, worked to shape Nakazato's imaginative vision, using 3D CAD software and the Stratasys multi-material 3D Printer. Starting with the modelling of a muscle fiber for the bibs, he used rubber-like and transparent materials simultaneously 3D printed to enable the clear, soft and flexible parts. These were then colored to achieve the desired look and feel.

"Without the Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, it would never have been possible to make these complicated geometries in such a short timeframe. I made two or three design iterations with the help of prototypes for each piece before it was completed," says Sun. "The Objet500 Connex is perfect for this kind of creative, iterative manufacturing. It provides amazing 16 micron precision, the multi-material capability and a variety of material choices.

"Innovative technologies enable us to go beyond traditional limits. They will not only change reality, but also a world of imagination," Sun explains.

Yuima Nakazato, a 28 year old Japanese fashion designer who graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts with an MA in fashion design, began building his career in 2009 with his first collection in Paris. Since then, his name has been decorated with awards and accolades, including the Coccodrillo award for shoes, along with the International Talent Support Vertice Award for Innovation from Ann Demeulemeester's company, BVBA"32." His professional fame was firmly established when he created stage costumes for Lady Gaga and world tour costumes for Fergie.

Nakazato agrees with Sun's appreciation of 3D printing, saying, "3D printing is revolutionizing the industry. Traditionally, dress making is a short combination of planes and fabrics to make 3D shapes. But with more advanced materials available in the future, such as one with the feel of fabric, using a 3D printer we could create a dress of any shape instantly, just as it is imagined.

Nakazato continues, "I sometimes get an urgent order from the US for which a customer might say, 'Send me this dress today. I have an award ceremony tomorrow.' Currently, it's impossible for us to meet her requirements because it would take days to make a dress and ship it to Hollywood from Tokyo. However, in the future when we begin making dresses with 3D printing, all we will have to do is to send her 3D design files by e-mail. She could 3D print it in Hollywood and make it to the red carpet the next day."

Aya Yoshizawa, Marketing Manager at Stratasys Japan, says, "Mr. Nakazato's unique talent in couture is clearly evident through this collection. We can see here yet another example of 3D printing technology enabling unique artistic creations. Especially in the fashion industry, a designer's requirement for manufacturing is not limited to geometry, but also includes quality of texture. The Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer is able to meet this uncompromised requirement and help visionaries like Nakazato shape their imagination."

For details of Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection, please visit the designer's website http://www.yuimanakazato.com or his official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yuimanakazatoofficial?fref=ts  

Yuima Nakazato, Fashion Designer

Born in 1985, graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts with an MA in fashion design in 2004, held his first collection in Paris and established his own fashion brand YUIMA NAKAZATO in 2009, held a run way collection in Tokyo in 2010, selected as the hottest young designer by a Japanese industry magazine, V Magazine in 2011, currently working in Tokyo and showing in Paris.

About Stratasys Ltd.

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) is the corporate entity formed in 2012 by the merger of 3D printing companies Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd., based in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel. We manufacture 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. Our patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include affordable desktop 3D printers for idea development, a range of systems for prototyping, and large production systems for direct digital manufacturing. Since June 2012, our range of over 130 3D printing materials is the widest in the industry and includes in excess of 120 proprietary inkjet-based photopolymer materials and 10 proprietary FDM-based thermoplastic materials. We also manufacture Solidscape 3D Printers and operate the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1100 employees, holds more than 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: http://www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

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