With 3D printing on the increase and a Manchester company claiming to have made a pair of 3D printed knickers, Harold’s very own ‘3D printing prototype’ has finally finished ‘printing’ a jumper.
“The project has been going for a while now, but we finally have a finished product” a spokesman for the Over-The-Hill retirement home, which houses the printer, told us.
“The technology is still a bit primitive, but Elsie Duggan, 86, can now knit 3D scarfs, over-sized 3D jumpers and gloves for people with six fingers.”
Explaining the process, Elsie said that you don’t even need blueprints on a computer to print the 3D jumper, all she needs is wool to be be fed in one end, a cup of tea and about four months.
“I can knit many items of 3D clothing and have been making my own knickers for years. Mrs Duggan told us.
“I’m sure these modern 3D printers are good, but give me the right pattern and I am sure I could knit components to be used in an RAF Tornado.”
The retirement home said it had a proud history of 3D printers in the home going back many generations.
“We have been producing rubbish Christmas presents since 1879, but development of the printers has been slow. Just as the technology advances, it dies.”