As part of a research project a Amsterdam student team for TU Delft has developed a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel Bicycle called Arc Bicycle ($NFS). The design was a proof concept to show what could be done with the MX3D method of printing metal.The method used called WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) and is based on MIG welding techniques combined with robotic arms which are used for the 3D printers.When I think of 3D printing, the picture of an enclosed box always came to mind. Even when there was talk of using the technology to build homes, its always been the same image that came to mind just on a larger scale.The realization that 3D printing can be accomplished with any tool that can be programmed to follow a specific pattern is eye opening.The golden egg for me has always been the application of 3D printing to textiles, and this revelation makes that reality seem all more feasible.
If you don't have a pair of Jordan Futures, then you need to check these out. The Futures are one of the most popular silhouettes ever from the brand and when a new colorway is announced they're usually sold out in no time. But you're in luck because the Air Jordan Future (Iron Green/White) ($153) will be dropping tomorrow 8am UK. As with previous releases these Futures feature a one-piece woven upper that sits on a clean all white midsole and outsole, with jumpman logo on the inside heel and tongue. End Clothing will be taking orders online, so make sure to set your alarm clocks.
Set your calendar for this saturday, because the Nike Escape Collection ($TBA) will be dropping over at End Clothing and it looks sweet. The new collection features classic silhouettes like; the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Max 95 and Internationalist Mid. They all contain autumnal tones of leather, with contrasting red accents, and lighter colors on the mesh. When these shoes hit the shelves make sure to get your order in, because numbers will be extremely limited .
The fantastic brain behind EightElevenPress has created a business card for almost every situation, so you needn't even open your mouth. Club too loud? No problem! Take out one of your Check All That Apply Cards ($7) and get ticking, then simply hand it over and reap the rewards. These impressive cards are all hand set and hand pressed for a beautiful finish. Never break that silent mysticism again and just whip out your Check All That Apply cards.
Inspired by Japan's hand-forged Samurai Swords the Samurai Bike ($16K+) shares a lot of the same skilled craftsmanship. Boasting a 100% titanium frame which has integrated forks and handle bars for added strength and features skilled Edikan welding. This unique technique works by welding fan-shaped pieces together, just like a Samurai's armor! This exclusive high-end Samurai Bike offers a smooth yet exciting ride along with jaw-dropping good looks for a truly exclusive cycling experience.
The Guppie Multi-Tool ($45) is going to be your new best friend. The tool was designed by Tom Stokes and Launce Barber and has a bevy of tools which will make a great addition to your everyday carry arsenal. The Guppie features an adjustable wrench that opens to 1/2", a carabiner gate that not only makes it easy to carry but also acts as a bottle opener, a high-carbon steel blade, and a removable bit carrier the includes a high-intensity LED light. And if you don't feel like carrying a wallet the stainless steel clip can act as a replacement money clip. Check out a video of the Guppie in action after the break.(more…)