Dremel maker Anouk Wipprecht

Anouk Wipprecht

Fashion and technology. At a first glance they seem opposites of each other. When you look at the creations made by Anouk you can see they go hand-in-hand. Anouk makes extraordinary fashion that responds to the wearer and the environment. The Dremel Multi-Tool is her favorite tool to work with the 3D-print.

Travels and lives around the world
Combining technology and fashion material
+10 years
Fashion tech designer
Favorite tool:
Dremel 3000

The Spider Dress

The Spider Dress is a digital dress with technology by INTEL that attacks when you come to close to the wearer’s personal space. Pretty (&) scary! Anouk’s dresses are a combination of fabrics, electronics, software, microcontrollers and 3D-prints. She mixes and matches all sorts of techniques and tools, including Dremels tools.

More projects by Anouk Wiprecht

Anouk has made several intelligent fashion projects next to the Spider Dress. For instance the Smoke Dress which shrouds the wearer in a cloud of smoke when she is feeling shy. Or the Cocktail Dress that makes a mean gin & tonic, and the wearable ‘Agent Unicorn’ that helps children with ADD to focus.
Audi dress project by Anouk Wipprecht with Dremel 3D printing
Somfy dress project by Anouk Wipprecht with Dremel 3D printing
Synaos dress project by Anouk Wipprecht with Dremel 3D printing

How to undertake a project

In the following video’s Anouk shows several stages of a project. She shows how to work on electronics with VersaTip. But, safety first, Anouk style!

Dremel 3D printer timelapse for Anouk's fashion project

Timelaps of 3D Printing

3D printing timelaps of a dress component

Anouk showing saftey wear when using Dremel tools

Safety First

How to safely work with Dremel tools

Anouk using Dremel Versatip to solder wires

Versatile Versatip

How to solder with the Dremel Versatip

HOW-TO: How to improve 3D-prints

After you have 3D-printed your design it is often not ready for in its final use. We’ll show you step-by-step how to finish 3D-prints with a Dremel Multi-Tool by sanding off imperfections.

Dremel Multi-tool and cutting disc to cut into 3D printer object

STEP 1 – Removing unnecessary parts of a 3D-print

3D-prints often have supports in the design that make sure they don’t fall over during printing. After the print is done they must be removed. Anouk uses a thin cutting wheel of 0.75mm to remove the supports. By keeping the rotation of the Multi-Tool at a medium speed she maintains maximum grip without melting the plastic.

Using Dremel Multi-Tool and Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stones to grind 3D prints

STEP 2 – Grinding 3D-prints

After the excess plastic is cut away, Anouk uses several different Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stones to remove the last pieces of excess plastic. She also uses the grinding stones to smoothen out the surface of the 3D-print. Hint: the different Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stones come in all sorts of sizes to suit your project’s needs.

Anouk smoothing out 3D prints using Dremel Multi-Tool and Dremel abrasive buffs

STEP 3 – Smoothing out 3D printed material

To smoothen 3D-printed material to perfection Anouk uses the Sanding Band which is available in several different grits, smooth and coarse. After the Sanding Band you can use the Finishing Abrasive Buffs to make the material extra-smooth.

Used Products/Tools

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