Francis Bitonti: 3D Printing Has ‘Become Incredibly Stagnant’

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Francis Bitonti tells Dezeen:

“The 3D-printing industry ‘is choking off its own revolution’ with a combination of toy-like machines, over-priced materials and legal wrangles according to Francis Bitonti, the designer behind the printed dress for Dita von Teese.

‘3D printing has just become incredibly stagnant,’ said New York-based Bitonti, who feels that many of the machines on the market are little more than “tinker toys”.

‘A toy is not going to create the next industrial revolution,’ he said. ‘The biggest barrier that we have in the studio is just scaling products because the price points are so high.'”

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