Podcast: New technology in the world of textiles

Podcast: New technology in the world of textiles

March 5, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Laura Davis explores the latest developments and innovations in textile manufacturing.

The world of fabric and garment manufacturing is perpetually evolving. New advances in machinery and fiber creation are uniting fashion designs and engineers in a quest to create more sustainable and innovative textile wonders. These achievements include self-healing fabrics, 3D-printed clothing, temperature-responsive fibers, and even textiles inspired by spider silk. In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Laura Davis, the editor in chief of New Equipment Digest, explores what the future holds for the textile industry.

Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch FashionTech designer who creates designs that combine the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends appearances. This year, she teamed up with Chromatic 3D Materials (a 3D printing manufacturer) to envision what our future wardrobe can look like when 3D printing, textiles, and electronics are combined.

Originally debuted at Formnext in November 2023—the 3D printing trade show in Germany—, the motion-activated design is one of the first garments in the world to embed electronics within the 3D-printed elastomers.

About the Author

Laura Davis

Laura Davis is the editor in chief of New Equipment Digest (NED), a brand part of the Manufacturing Group at Endeavor Business Media. NED covers all products, equipment, solutions, and technology related to the broad scope of manufacturing, from mops and buckets to robots and automation. Laura has been a manufacturing product writer for six years, knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the industry along with what readers are looking for when wanting to learn about the latest products on the market. Plant Services editor in chief Thomas Wilk recently spoke with Laura to get her perspective on new products and innovations that are affecting the industry, as well as the upcoming partnership between Plant Services and New Equipment Digest.

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