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The CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, enjoys designing & printing 3D dresses for his daughters.

Published: May 9, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

-By Ankita Dutta

Meta, which is the parent company for Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, recently announced that it acquired Luxexcel – a Belgian-Dutch company specializing in producing 3D-printed lenses. This acquisition is Meta’s strategic move to get hold of the additive manufacturing space in order to expand smart glass options and developed innovative tech. This acquisition highlights the increasing interest in 3D technology demonstrated by various companies.

According to a recent study by Future Market Insights, the global market for 3D printed clothing is expected to reach around $7.2 billion by 2029. This indicates a growing trend in the industry to use 3D printing in garment production. 3D printing technology delivers innovative solutions to designers in terms of creative freedom and produces aesthetically pleasing and unique designs that traditional methods cannot deliver. Additionally, 3D printing technology offers sustainability as a key benefit, as recycled materials like PET plastic can be used in the production process.

The trend in 3D-printed fashion wear has inspired Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who recently shared pictures on Instagram of his daughters wearing green and turquoise 3D-printed dresses he made. Designing and 3D printing garments themselves serves a dual purpose for the Zuckerberg family. It satisfies their creative urge and serves as a fun activity, and it also serves to inspire others to explore the same possibilities in 3D printing.

Mark Zuckerberg enjoys sharing his family’s achievements and activities on social media platforms. He recently posted on Instagram a series of images that showcased the creativity of his daughters who wore dresses made using 3D printing technology. The dresses were unique and featured a green triangular and turquoise color scheme. The green dress was worn over regular clothes while the turquoise dress was worn in the traditional way. The caption of the post stated that Zuckerberg likes building things and has recently started designing dresses with the girls.

In response to fan’s requests and questions about the garments, Zuckerberg replied that he used a Prusa 3D printer and used PLA and Carbon thread to give the dresses stability. Mark revealed that he had never sewn before but learned to be able to assemble the various elements of the dresses.
Mark Zuckerberg’s pursuit of innovative design solutions in the 3D printing space is not only fun for him and his family, but it also helps to push the boundaries of what is possible in the industry. His decision to share this move publicly is proof of his desire to showcase his interest in innovative solutions offered by 3D printing technology and encourage his followers to explore the possibilities for themselves.

His post can be accessed here-
https://www.instagram.com/p/Cro17BorTCz/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

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