Grad student 3D prints biobased menswear


In Copenhagen, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts student Mats Beckman has created a compostable, 3D printed men’s outfit using non-genetically modified corn starch as his graduate project.

Beckman used a 3D pen to design the shirt, shorts, bag, and neck and leg accessories, then used a 3D printer to create the garments. He designed the pattern so the filament becomes thinner, creating a more breathable garment with an attractive geometric pattern. The project won KADK’s UN Sustainable Development Award.

The garments are heat- and cold-resistant, and, when placed in an environment with moisture, microbes, oxygen and heat, the garments will biodegrade, Beckman tells 3D Printing Media Network.