Disney’s Fabric 3D Printing – It’s Not Just Soft, It’s Smart
"Scientists from Disney Research, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University 3D printed soft interactive objects using up to two different fabrics simultaneously, some of which are even conductive. Their printer is based on the principles of layered fabrication and is not unlike those used for paper and metal. In their experiments, each soft object was made using thin layers of fabric, wherein each layer or sheet was cut using a high-powered laser and then bonded to the next with a heat-sensitive adhesive. With their method, you can use almost any off-the-shelf fabric to print a soft object, like this felt bunny."