3D Design Process: Case Study of Metaproject Analysis and 3D Printing Concept Proposal in the Field of Fashion
In recent years, a continuous and rapid evolution of the analysis’ processes, design, and industrial products’ production, take place. Additive technologies spreads, together with digital modeling systems’ diffusion and application, in the field of industrial design and into the market. The designers and entrepreneurs’ modus operandi is changing, according to the potentialities offered by the new digital tools (both knowingly and unconsciously). Factory and designers began to experiment, research and rethink products’ identity, linked to the potential offered by new materials, as well as new processes. Complex shapes control, printing process optimization, exasperation of customization factors, become substantial features to determine new consumer scenarios, and to radically rethink the product idea, starting from the user as a cultural and physical reference, with the main goal of determining competitive repositioning strategies of design-oriented businesses. The paper presents the results of a research based to the 3d design process applied to the fashion accessories’s sector, developed into the Department of Architecture, d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara (Italy). The research has highlighted the benefits relating to the introduction of digital design tools and additive production processes in the filed of fashion. At the same time, the meanings of unique products (tailor made, specifically featured for user anthropometrics, flexible in different usability context, and ultimately highly customizable) for the user and investors.