3D-Printed Clothing to Drastically Reduce Waste Material
Personalized, 3D-printed clothing - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by the UK's Loughborough University and garment manufacturer the Yeh Group. The 18-month project, known as 3D Fashion, will produce 3D wearable, full size, additive manufacturing textile garments and footwear. Advancements in additive manufacturing textiles have made it possible to produce 3D printed garments directly from raw material, such as polymer, in a single manufacturing operation. This technology has the potential to reduce waste and labor costs, as well as modernize clothing production by encouraging localized manufacturing and production.