Pioneer of 3D print technology in South Africa, Michaella Janse Van Vuuren is an electrical engineer and was the centre of attraction in the Most Beautiful Object in South Arica at Design Indaba Expo 2009. This time, Janse debut her intricate piece of arts at 3D Printshow in New York that included Shoes, jewelry, and clothing. The Serpent Sandals, made from plastic of differing rigidities, came out as one of the most impressive designs at the show.
The shoe includes a solid serpent shaped heels and the upper part, which is comparatively very soft. Also, it’s a tough task to include different colors in 3D prints, especially in such a painstakingly intricate design.
To achieve the end results, Janse received assistance from Stratasys. She submitted the digital files of her design to the firm for in-house printing. These designs are like bonds between engineering, cutting edge technology, and art.