Monthly Archives: September 2011

In our last blog post we announced the arrival of Rose, the latest addition to the Faberdashery family. We wanted to create an enduring memento of this special time, but with a Faberdashery twist. This was the perfect opportunity to trial Trimensional.

Trimensional is a nifty iPhone app that turns your phone into a 3d scanner. It works by using both the screen and the front-facing camera on your phone to detect patterns of light reflected off a surface to build a 3D model. To get the best results the scan has to be done in a really dark room with the screen brightness turned up to max. The STL file produced could be sent directly to print, however,  we found that a bit of smoothing in Meshlab and cropping in Netfabb Studio gave better results. We shared the files on Thingiverse, and then printed in Faberdashery Buttercream PLA.

Trimensional is a great example of  how easy it’s becoming to capture content in 3D from the world around us. We can see a time in the not-too-distant future, when 3d printing these sorts of mementos will be commonplace. What would you scan for your 3D scrap book of memories?

Wow! What a first couple of months it’s been! We’ve shipped filament across the world- from Sydney to Sweden, from New York to the Netherlands, our PLA has travelled to almost every continent. Our materials have been spotted in some awesome places like the Brighton Maker Faire; at the V&A Museum’s new show ‘The Power of Making‘; The DML at Bath’s Innovation Centre and various RepRap meet-ups.

We’ve been amazed by the response from the community and would like to say a massive Thanks! We love the fantastic stuff that you’ve been printing with Faberdashery PLA. Check out the Cups from NYC Designer, RichRap’s Traditional Fan and Heart Box, Smartroad’s fab Dyson hack and Pia Tubert’s elegant pliers. Many thanks to the blogs that also featured us, including Fabbaloo, SolidSmackPonoko and others.

Finally, we have had a new addition to the Faberdashery family – Baby Rose. She is bringing a lot of joy to the Faberdashery household – as well as some sleepless nights :) .

So thanks all for your support and fabbing love! We’re currently working on extending our range. Watch this space for more news.

Photo credit: RichRap.