“SketchFab recently spoke to one of their community members working on 3D printable neckties about his interesting design and what went into it. Boris Rabinovich designed the MyTie3D based on a vintage Armani tie pattern that he found appealing. He designed several versions of the MyTie3D, a standard sized tie and a more modern skinny tie version, as well as several knots that have removable disk-shaped ornaments. Because of the modular design, the tie actually moves quite fluidly like a tie made of fabric, and unless you were close to it would hardly read as being made of plastic.
Rabinovich designed his ties in Creo and each tie is constructed with over 100 individual parts that are similar but require a unique shape in order to look organic.
Because a typical necktie is far too large to be 3D printable in a single pieces, MyTie3D is printed in 6 individual parts that snap together. It can be printed on just about any home 3D printer, so it is easily customizable, and if you’re adventurous it can even be made reversible.”