Scan and Print: A Digital Design Method for Wearable Products

Roger Ball, Haining Wang, Yan Luximon

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Product designers create the beautiful products we use every day from iPhones to eyewear. Every product aspires to mesh seamlessly with the human body. The wearable technology market is increasing the demand for more advanced, better fitting designs. As our technology moves closer to the body, the demand for better-fitted body products increases, and the challenge for designers grows. The scan and print method uses 3D scan technology, CAD design software, and 3D printing to create the next generation of better fitting wearable products with shorter lead-times and improved fit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalErgonomics in Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • 3D
  • 3D printing
  • anthropometrics
  • body scanning
  • CAD
  • fit
  • product design
  • shape
  • wearable products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • General Engineering


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