Creative Design: Professional

Flexible and Reconfigurable 3D Printed Garment with Heart Beats

  • Jenny Tjendra Kemala (Belmont University)


This design aims to create a versatile 3D printed garment using TPU filament, which mimics the stretch characteristic of knit fabric. The garment features a pattern inspired by heartbeat pulses and Andreas Bastian's mesostructured method, allowing flexibility. The textile pattern consists of repeated heart-shaped images connected by zigzag lines, representing heart rhythms. The zigzag pattern increases the fabric's stretch by 25% while the hearts serve as connectors between the pulses. The 3DP garment includes a crop top, skirt, and belt, which can be worn with or without stretch knit undergarments. The belt offers color options of red, black, or a combination. Various design configurations are possible based on color choices and the inclusion of 3DP pieces. However,challenges exist for 3DP garments, such as time-consuming printing processes,limitations in technology and materials for mass production, and the need for improved comfort and breathability.

Keywords: 3D Printing Garment, Stretch, Versatility, Garment, 3D Printing

How to Cite:

Kemala, J. T., (2024) “Flexible and Reconfigurable 3D Printed Garment with Heart Beats”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
22 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed