Category: Kosmic Debris

Natural Grey Salmon Leather | Atlantic Leather

Atlantic Leather is an Icelandic tannery leading in manufacturing exotic leather from fishskin in addition to the more traditional longwool sheepskin tanning. The fishleather is produced from four different species of fish; Salmon, perch, wolffish, and cod – each with its own unique characteristics – in a diverse range of colours, textures, and finishes.

The fish leather produced at Atlantic Leather is environmentally friendly in two different ways: it is a by-product of the fishing industry, utilizing raw material that would not otherwise be used; and the production process makes use of renewable hydro and geothermal energy.

Atlantic Leather
Sauðárkróki, Iceland
http://www.atlanticleather.is


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This $399 Gadget Brings Augmented Reality to Your Motorcycle Helmet | Tom’s Guide

Enter Whyre, a Singaporean startup who is creating the Argon Transform. Opting to create an add-on for existing motorcycle helmets, the company has plenty of headway over competitors thanks to its ability to evade rigorous safety testing. Promising a fully-featured HUD, rear view camera, front-facing dash cam, intercom, Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, the Transform rises out of Skully’s ashes.

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All The Pleats That Are Fit To Print: Zac Posen’s 3D-Printed Couture Gives The Met Gala A New Dimension | GE Reports

May 7, 2019, by Kristin Kloberdanz

When British supermodel Jourdan Dunn stepped onto the red carpet at the Met Gala Monday night, the crowd rustled with excitement. Dunn was wearing a blood-red gown in the shape of a rose. Lacquered and stiff, the dress looked like freshly poured hard candy. The glossy petals shone in the spotlight, revealing complex layers of folds and velvety swirls that conveyed a vibrant flower in full bloom.

But this gown was no ordinary high-fashion affair spun from a confection of silks. Designed by Zac Posen, the dress — 21 plastic petals and the titanium cage holding them in place — was entirely 3D-printed. The petals were printed by Protolabs, a GE Additive manufacturing partner, while GE Additive produced the titanium cage. It took around 250 hours of labor to design and 3D-print the dress — including three days per petal — and another 400 hours to sand and coat the petals with a glossy red automotive paint. “The petals remind me of a Ferrari,” says Eric Utley, an applications engineer at Protolabs. “They look and feel like the panels of a supercar.”

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