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(Scientific American)   Wow, that dress looks like it was sprayed on. Oh, it was?   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 45
    More: Spiffy, lawsuits, chemical engineer, aerosol, cellulose, solvents, polymers, formulations  
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2013-10-27 03:36:29 PM  
People pay to go see this?
Is this art?
 
2013-10-27 03:37:09 PM  
DO NOT SELL IN AMERICA!
 
2013-10-27 03:40:29 PM  
That's clearly silly string.
 
2013-10-27 03:47:31 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2013-10-27 03:54:08 PM  
slurmed.com

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-27 04:15:45 PM  
The burning lets you know it's a shirt.
 
2013-10-27 04:30:17 PM  
Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea
 
2013-10-27 04:51:05 PM  
Someday, packing for a trip might be as simple as stowing a spray can of colloidal polymer mix for making your own spray-on clothes.

As long as you can keep it to under 3oz/100ml, thank you very much TSA.
 
2013-10-27 04:56:21 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-27 05:04:16 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea



He obviously ate too much cotton candy as a child.
 
2013-10-27 05:20:37 PM  
"To do this, he went back to school at Imperial College London, [and] earned a PhD in chemical engineering"

Not a sentence I was expecting to read in that article.  I can't say much for how successful he's been, but I've got some respect for the route he took.  No idea (again) if he went from zero to Ph.D. in ChemE or already had some background in the subject... but still... props.  Way to commit to an idea.

I still think the idea is silly and is only likely to be useful for 'fashion show' clothing verses something someone would actually wear, but best of luck to the guy.
 
2013-10-27 06:10:10 PM  
I was hoping for better pictures.
 
2013-10-27 06:15:04 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: [slurmed.com image 500x376]

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Came for these.
 
2013-10-27 06:23:02 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea


If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.
 
2013-10-27 06:25:05 PM  

f4rmerbob: I was hoping for better pictures.


I can't find any sprayed dresses, but what about painted catsuits?

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2013-10-27 06:33:21 PM  

subfactorial: "To do this, he went back to school at Imperial College London, [and] earned a PhD in chemical engineering"

Not a sentence I was expecting to read in that article.  I can't say much for how successful he's been, but I've got some respect for the route he took.  No idea (again) if he went from zero to Ph.D. in ChemE or already had some background in the subject... but still... props.  Way to commit to an idea.

I still think the idea is silly and is only likely to be useful for 'fashion show' clothing verses something someone would actually wear, but best of luck to the guy.


The spray on clothing angle is useless from a practical perspective, but it brings attention to a pretty good idea that will no doubt find other uses. Sterile, form fitting, spray on bandages in the field seems like a solid idea. Industrial fabrics with no real cutting or waste seems promising as well. Waiting to see a kevlar-ish formulation for military applications. Spray on bulletproof coatings?
 
2013-10-27 07:05:24 PM  

fusillade762: Came for these.


You look like a cheap French whore.
 
2013-10-27 07:48:29 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea

If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.


LOL!
 
2013-10-27 08:00:15 PM  

max_pooper: The burning lets you know it's a shirt.


See, if you'd had a picture you'd get more responses.
 
2013-10-27 08:19:56 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

Mostly Photoshopped on, given the face of #2 but still.
 
2013-10-27 08:42:09 PM  
whataboutbob1974

Waiting to see a kevlar-ish formulation for military applications. Spray on bulletproof coatings?

Not likely, as Kevlar armor generally relies on a tight weave of the high tensile-strength material. Non-woven protection relies on long fibers that are not sprayable.
 
2013-10-27 08:47:39 PM  
www.first-aid-industrial.com

Stuff like this works pretty good.
 
2013-10-27 11:39:06 PM  
Serious question from a non-chemist.  It's aerosol so propelled with CFC's, yes?  Also, are these polymers petroleum distillates?  I'm curious because assuming the answers are "not necessarily" and "no" or something equivalent, I think that this might be a good idea as far as environmental sustainability is concerned.

While we're on the subject though, isn't it possible to replace the wood that we use to build houses with something that's lighter, stronger and has a higher combustion temperature?  I'm thinking resin, I guess, but again, there is petroleum in the manufacturing process so we're we're trading one bad idea for another?


Just curious.
 
2013-10-28 12:51:36 AM  
Bet I can get dressed faster into jeans, tee and slip on shoes.
 
2013-10-28 12:52:22 AM  

ArcadianRefugee:


...and done.
 
2013-10-28 01:32:18 AM  

coderitr: While we're on the subject though, isn't it possible to replace the wood that we use to build houses with something that's lighter, stronger and has a higher combustion temperature?  I'm thinking resin, I guess, but again, there is petroleum in the manufacturing process so we're we're trading one bad idea for another?


If you're coming at this from a sustaiability point of view, wood is a pretty "green" building material as far as they can be. It's renewable, and there's only a minimal investment of non-renewable energy to turn trees into building timbers.

For residential houses, the structural material doesn't need to be all that strong as houses don't tend to support very heavy loads. Wood has a very nice mix of strength and flexibility that makes very suitable for lightweight but long-lived structures. Lots of 100 year old buildings still have the original wood framing, original hardwood floors, etc. It's not surprising for well made wood furnishings to last for a hundred years as well- go into any old church and look at the pews to get a feel for what I mean.
 
2013-10-28 02:14:10 AM  
As interesting a concept as this is... it takes less time for me to pull on a dress then it would spray myself head to toe with some form of silly string and I suspect I'd need someone to help me with the back... unlike an actual real dress.
 
2013-10-28 02:24:22 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.


Do you ever let go of your dick?
 
2013-10-28 03:42:14 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea

If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.


It's been done: http://francisbitonti.com/Dita-s-Gown - but I think the collective ejaculation has more to do with it being on Dita von Teese. ^.^

Though it IS a hell of a lot more interesting than "I sprayed on some skintight felt" thing, from a design standpoint - it's pretty cool looking. On the other hand... a hard plastic dress is not my idea of comfy (it's got articulated joints at the points of all those diamond shapes on the body, so it can move, but that seems kinda pinchy), not to mention probably not street-legal.

Then again, if you 3D print a dress, you're not spraying fibers directly onto your lady bits, which, um, also NOPE.

/neither idea's time has come, for clothing
 
2013-10-28 03:51:41 AM  

Vaneshi: As interesting a concept as this is... it takes less time for me to pull on a dress then it would spray myself head to toe with some form of silly string and I suspect I'd need someone to help me with the back... unlike an actual real dress.


Did you just invite a bunch of Farkers to spray your body from head to toe with "some form of silly string"? Kinky.
 
2013-10-28 04:00:30 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea


That's what I was thinking, until I got to... "To do this, he went back to school at Imperial College London, earned a PhD in chemical engineering, and launched Fabrican, Ltd., with Paul Luckham, a chemical engineering professor, also at Imperial."

Pays to read past the part that confirms your expectations.

/I know, not on Fark
 
2013-10-28 04:03:16 AM  

knight_on_the_rail: Quantum Apostrophe: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Not news: fruitcake fashion designer comes up with stupid idea

If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.

LOL!


Someone gets it!

red5ish: Quantum Apostrophe: If it was called 3D printing the collective Fark ejaculation would have been visible from the Mars colony.
Do you ever let go of your dick?


I just need one hand to type. Excellent rebuttal BTW, how long did it take you to come up with it?

ornithopter: /neither idea's time has come, for clothing

We have computer controlled sewing machines since the '80s, dress patterns and fabric stores. You know anyone that makes their own clothes?
 
2013-10-28 04:03:50 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Did you just invite a bunch of Farkers to spray your body from head to toe with "some form of silly string"? Kinky.


I think I have enough sissy maid outfits for them.  I do however charge per hour.
 
2013-10-28 05:25:09 AM  
Quantum Apostrophe:

We have computer controlled sewing machines since the '80s, dress patterns and fabric stores. You know anyone that makes their own clothes?

Yes. Do you know anyone?
 
2013-10-28 08:53:43 AM  
The fashion show is silly, but this has some pretty interesting applications in other fields.
 
2013-10-28 10:56:39 AM  

max_pooper: The burning lets you know it's a shirt.


You didn't get near enough love for this comment.
 
2013-10-28 12:45:32 PM  
FTFA: It can be easily peeled off because the polymers do not bind to skin.

Forget about all the practicality issues, I cannot help but notice the conspicuous lack of mention of whether it bonds to hair or not.
 
2013-10-28 01:29:54 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: [slurmed.com image 500x376]

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Came for Futurama references, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-10-28 02:18:43 PM  
It's like 2010 all over again
 
2013-10-28 03:18:51 PM  

coderitr: I think that this might be a good idea as far as environmental sustainability is concerned.

While we're on the subject though, isn't it possible to replace the wood that we use to build houses with something that's lighter, stronger and has a higher combustion temperature?


And the wood is being sequestered between layers of sheetrock, protecting that carbon from being released into the atmosphere for perhaps a hundred years, or at least decades.
 
2013-10-28 03:19:32 PM  
Now we just need a good spray-on Condom.
 
2013-10-28 04:14:16 PM  

washington-babylon: Now we just need a good spray-on Condom.


Thanks for helping the discussion about wood.
 
2013-10-28 09:12:16 PM  

Wake Up Sheeple: Quantum Apostrophe:

We have computer controlled sewing machines since the '80s, dress patterns and fabric stores. You know anyone that makes their own clothes?

Yes. Do you know anyone?


Not a soul.
 
2013-10-28 10:21:14 PM  

Vaneshi: HotWingAgenda: Did you just invite a bunch of Farkers to spray your body from head to toe with "some form of silly string"? Kinky.

I think I have enough sissy maid outfits for them.  I do however charge per hour.


Smart move. Get the full hour's pay when you know the average farker won't last. Brilliant.
 
2013-10-29 01:51:42 AM  
Does Ron Popeil know about this?
 
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