CillliaJifei Ou, Gershon Dublon, Chin-Yi Chen, Mike Wang, Liang Zhou, Felix Heibeck, Hiroshi Ishii / 2016


In nature, hair has numerous functions: to provide warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, a sense of touch, as well as it’s well known aesthetic qualities. This work presents a computational method of 3D printing hair structures. It allows us to design and generate hair geometry at 50 micrometer resolution and assign various functionalities to the hair. The ability to fabricate customized hair structures enables us to create super fine surface texture; mechanical adhesion property; new passive actuators and touch sensors on a 3D printed artifact. We also present several applications to show how the 3D-printed hair can be used for designing everyday interactive objects.

For technical detail, please reference our paper below.

2017 Golden A’ Design Award for 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category
2017 Golden A’ Design Award for Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design Category


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