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3D Fabrication of Textile Devices: From Rapid Prototyping to Mass Production

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 330, 60 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

 

Speaker:

  • Geneviève Dion
  • Assistant Professor, Director, Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory at Drexel University

The Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory is dedicated to advancing the fields of wearable technology and cutting-edge textiles, by laying the foundation for modular and flexible production intended for a variety of high performance applications. 3D knit fabrication holds remarkable potential for innovative and customizable design solutions, offering a future of many opportunities including sustainable methods of production and rapid prototyping. We explore 3D knit fabrication methods to create forms requiring little to no assembly after being knitted and experiment with new yarns to design innovative textile devices. Multidisciplinary research, with strong support from industry partnerships, enables us to investigate new materials and fabricate seamless forms that empower designers and researchers to invent and prototype products that can be readily scaled up for production.

 

 

    Host:

    • Jennifer A. Lewis, Sc.D.
    • Core Faculty member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
    •      at Harvard University
    • Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard School of 
    •      Engineering and Applied Sciences
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