Electroloom grant put a new spin on textiles

March 24th, 2016

San Mateo, Calif.-based fabric developer Electroloom has received a $150,000 National Science Foundation Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnership grant to develop a new method of prototyping textiles, particularly clothing, through the automated desktop manufacturing of clothing with an electrospinning device. A similar process to 3-D printing, the technology has the potential to allow consumers […]

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3D printed fabric developers launch campaign

June 5th, 2015

A U.S. company has launched a campaign to fund development of a 3D printer capable of creating seamless garments from a user’s desktop. Calif.-based Electroloom claims the “world's first 3D fabric printer,” which uses an electrospinning process to convert liquid solutions into solid fibers, which are then deposited onto a 3D mold. The company says […]

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On-demand (printed) apparel

February 7th, 2014

With the goal of reducing the amount of embodied energy in an article of clothing, a young entrepreneur is developing a 3D printer that can create customized, on-demand apparel. Aaron Rowley, founder of Electroloom, which is also the name of the product, says that the idea was generated from a conversation with his roommate about […]

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