Thursday, July 29, 2010

3D-Printed Fabrics the Future of Clothing?


Are 3D-Printed Fabrics the Future of Sustainable Textiles?

The “ability to make needle and thread obsolete..”

"The emerging technology, which uses ultraviolet beams to fuse layers of powdered, recyclable thermoplastic into shape, leaves behind virtually no waste. Its localized production and one-size-fits-all approach also racks up markedly fewer travel miles, requires less labor, and compresses fabrication time to a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months."

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