Kinematics Tie - patterned
A 3D-printed necktie composed of 127 interlocking triangular pieces. Also check out our unpatterned version here.

Kinematics creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. Each design is an assemblage of hinged, triangular parts that behave as a continuous fabric in aggregate.

This necktie is built up layer by layer in strong nylon plastic using selective laser sintering, a kind of 3D printing. The hinges are built in during the printing process so each design comes out of the printer fully assembled. The tie is polished until smooth and is fastened simply and securely with an adjustable fabric neckband.

Previously available as a limited edition Nervous Labs project, the Kinematics tie is now a permanent addition to our Kinematics collection.

NOTE: The photograph of Jesse features a very similar (but not identical) tie. The other images show the final design.

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