BRM E-WEBBINGS® in development for NASA applications

July 15th, 2024

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) E-WEBBINGS® are currently being developed and tested for use as stress and strain sensors for NASA’s Artemis program. The company’s specialized engineered woven fabrics, including its proprietary E-WEBBINGS® e-textile, are designed to serve as a customizable base for a range of smart textiles used in aerospace and defense applications, such as […]

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Nautilus Defense announces e-textile breakthrough 

July 15th, 2024

An IUVA-developed chiplet is directly attached to 2D textile network at a 180µm pitch. Photo: Nautilus Defense. Rhode Island defense technology company Nautilus Defense announces a critical advancement in the field of electronic textiles by successfully demonstrating the world's first direct die attach of chiplets to embroidered conductive yarns at a 180µm pitch, a space […]

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MIT researchers improve precision sensing in wearables

August 22nd, 2022

Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and motions. Photo: Irmandy Wicaksono/ MIT Using a novel fabrication process, MIT researchers have produced smart textiles that snugly conform to the body so they can sense the wearer’s posture and […]

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New momentum for smart textiles

March 28th, 2022

Developed by Footfalls and Heartbeats, KiTT monitors joint movement in real time, providing useful data to athletes and physiotherapists. Photo: Footfalls & Heartbeats (UK) Ltd. The global market for smart textiles is expected to reach $3 billion by 2024, a positive outlook that draws on a 2021 smart fabrics industry report by Grand View Research. […]

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Electronics and materials: an integrated approach

April 12th, 2021

Researchers at the NRC have developed a conductive aramid, achieved by chemically altering the surface before using an electroplating treatment to apply the silver conductive ink. Photo: The National Research Centre (NRC), Canada. Flexible hybrid electronics show progress with advances in sensory yarns and fabrics.  by Dr. Marie O’Mahony Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) bring together capabilities from electronics, […]

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LOOMIA recognized for “World Changing Idea ”

May 4th, 2020

E-textile innovator LOOMIA was awarded an honorable mention in two general categories by Fast Company and their World Changing Ideas for 2020. The award honors products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.  The company, with offices in New York City and Palo Alto, Calif. designs and manufactures […]

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