3D device for nanofiber production developed at MIT

November 17th, 2017

Nanofiber production may become cheaper due to a new development. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have effectively utilized a less expensive commercially available 3D printer to develop a microfluidic nozzle to produce nanofibers. The 3-D printed device enables the production of uniform nanofibers that can be configured into a variety of meshes. […]

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Gerber partners with Avametric for consumer 3D platform

November 16th, 2017

Gerber Technology and Avametric are combining their expertise in fashion technology and fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications to offer an end-to-end 3D platform—from consumer-facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing. The partnership aims to offset the billions of dollars the fashion industry spends annually on creating physical samples. The first commercially available application […]

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Zansors and Blauer develop defense wearables

November 14th, 2017

Technical Textiles reports that Zansors, a health care innovation company, and Blauer Manufacturing Inc., a maker of uniforms, outerwear, protective apparel and accessories for first responders and military users, will introduce wearable technology in defense textiles. Zansors’ sensor technology will join Blauer’s apparel to create smart gear with mission-specific applications. The gear is expected to […]

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INVISTA to sell apparel and advanced textiles business

November 13th, 2017

INVISTA announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding to sell INVISTA’s apparel and advanced textiles business, one of INVISTA’s four major business units. The transaction includes: INVISTA’s portfolio of apparel-focused fibers and brands including LYCRA fiber, LYCRA HyFit fiber, COOLMAX fiber, THERMOLITE fiber and insulation, ELASPAN fiber, SUPPLEX […]

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Small scale, big impact

November 8th, 2017

Breakthroughs in biomedical textiles will offer high-tech solutions in tomorrow’s medical markets. As the impact of technology gets bigger, some advanced textiles are getting smaller, particularly in the medical market, where biomedical or implantable textiles are having growing success. Because of the versatility of highly engineered textile substrates, medical markets are benefitting from impressive developments […]

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New loom promises make-at-home textiles

November 8th, 2017

“Doti” desktop loom may add scale to cottage industry weaving. The Dot-Matrix Fabric Printer, nicknamed “Doti,” is an open-source, desktop jacquard loom designed for textile production at home. Pamela Liou is developing Doti as a project resident at Eyebeam, a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology located in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Doti loom is […]

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Smart fabric design uses magnetics

November 8th, 2017

New technology may put the ability to unlock your home or office with your clothes. Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to create a smart fabric using conductive thread, without using additional electronics. According to information from the University, it’s the first smart fabric design that harnesses the ferromagnetic properties of conductive […]

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Textile industry urges aggressive trade enforcement

November 8th, 2017

President Donald Trump is in Asia this November to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Meanwhile, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is praising the administration’s recent determination reaffirming China’s non-market economy status for antidumping purposes and calling for even more aggressive U.S. enforcement to crack down on unfair trade practices. “The […]

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SALTEX 2018 announces focus on smart textiles and HPMs

November 8th, 2017

The premiere SALTEX event, held in October 2017, included 63 exhibitors and around 900 trade visitors from 13 countries, and preparations for the second SALTEX event are underway. The next event will take place Sept. 12–13, 2018, in Austria and will focus on smart textiles and high-performance materials (HPMs). In a press release provided by […]

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See-through solar collector developed

November 8th, 2017

Scientists associated with Michigan State University (MSU) report that transparent solar materials applied to windows could capture as much power as rooftop solar units. According to information from MSU, the scientists believe that using transparent solar applications, together with the rooftop units, could nearly meet U.S. electricity demand and reduce the use of fossil fuels. […]

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