When is a fabric a fabric?

February 10th, 2015

This month, our featured material is not about a specific market area, per se, but rather about the challenge of commercializing new technology in any segment of the industry. There’s enough to talk about here to fill a shelf of encyclopedias (remember those?), so the challenge was to manage the topic, given the expanse of […]

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Kinematics dress uses 4D printing

February 6th, 2015

The “Kinematics” dress created by design firm Nervous System is a 4D printed garment made as a single, folded piece. Patterned from body scans, thousands of triangular panels and hinges were used to fabricate the custom-fit garment. Requiring no assembly, “the garment represents a new approach to manufacturing by integrating design, simulation and digital fabrication,” […]

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