Hybrid Innovation: 3D Printing Tech In Fashion And Design

3D printing is no longer the exclusive realm of manufacturing and consumer 3D printer companies. A younger generation is leading the way in revolutionizing how to design with this emerging technology.

They’ve learned to navigate its current limitations while pushing the boundaries of creativity. Customizable shoes, high-tech designer garments, stylish glasses, jewelry with unconceivable patterns. All 3D printed, personalized, and design-focused. No more compromises between technology and aesthetics.

Swing by at Ahoy Berlin to hear from an exciting panel with speakers from Lina Wassong Studio, Zalando, and trinckle 3D. Learn what it means to design with 3D printing, how it’s changing the face of the fashion and design industry, and what are its potential downsides as well as its infinite possibilities?

Here is your opportunity to learn from 3D printing experts and designers, network with them and with other industry representatives, and join an exciting panel discussion.


18:00 – Arrival

18:30 – Short Introduction about the panelists

18:45 – Panel Discussion

Lina Wassong – Engineer, Designer, and former Designer in Residence at ElecktroCoutureLaszlo Sztana – Innovation Manager, ZalandoFlorian Reichle – CEO & Founder, trinckle | 3D Printing SolutionsModerated by Michel Gagnon, Global MD at plista, former Strategy Consultant at PwC’s Accelerator

19:30 – Q & A session

19:45 – Get-Together (Drinks)

About the Speakers:

Lina Wassong – Lina Wassong

Berlin-based engineer, Lina Wassong, is a pioneer in integrating digital fabrication and electronics into fashion. She has designed impressive pieces using 3D printing, laser cutting, and infrared sensing technology. Through her work, she wants to make more emotional and appealing.

She is Supervisor Interfacelab at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Prior to this, she worked as a designer in residence at ElektroCouture. She also studied and lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She holds a degree in Clothing Engineering from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She is also the author of three books on electronics and programming for well-known publishers like Make and O’Reilly.

Laszlo Sztana – Zalando

Laszlo Sztana is an industrial designer highly invested in digital fabrication and rapid prototyping. He is currently working as Innovation Manager at Zalando where he is part of the “Slingshot” team, the company’s internal accelerator for bottom-up innovation. He guides people through the innovation process using techniques such as Design Thinking, User Research, and Prototyping. He started his career as a Lab Manager at Fab Lab Berlin where he has been working with laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers.

Laszlo is a citizen of the world having worked and lived in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, and London, among others. He speaks four languages ​​and holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Product Design from Brunel University London.

Florian Reichle – trinckle | 3D Printing Solutions

Florian Reichle is CEO and co-founder of trinckle 3D, Germany’s first Online 3D Printing Platform. Founded in 2013, trinckle 3D brings product configuration and design automation to a whole new level. By enabling customer-specific adaptation of any product and automating complex design tasks, it eliminates the need for CAD know-how.

Prior to founding trinckle 3D, Florian taught and conducted research at ESCP Europe Business School on the reorganization and digitalization of industrial value chains. He holds degrees in finance and management from the Free University of Berlin and the School of Economics and Management at Lund (Sweden).

Image credit: New Adidas Futurecraft 4D running shoes with DLS tech by Carbon

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