Is Technology the Great Equalizer?
How do we choose a bag?
Is the next generation of products touch guaranteed?
Over the last few years, there has been a shift in the way new products are brought to market. It seems more and more sales are moving on-line, leaving retailers holding dramatic amounts of unsold inventory. Maybe fast fashion has run its course?
Mass-customization in flat knitting has been around since the advent of computerized knitting machines in our industry. It is profitable if it is done correctly and no two companies fit the same mass-customization model.
In creating flat knitted products, you are creating the fabric at the same time as your product. Creating advanced textiles and 3D knitting is absolutely not the same thought process as making cut and sew sweaters. Even the knitting machines are not quite the same.
How much money are you leaving on the Production table? The answer may surprise you.
Many people confuse 3D knitting with 3D printing. Knitting is additive manufacturing, but there are so many more variables.
We spend a lot of time developing products. But in terms of sustainability, what's your exit strategy?
Along with Moore’s rule, computers, and the machine parts they govern, have grown quicker, smaller, and more precise
Are there really big the differences in time and waste making shoe uppers in 3D?
What happened to all that wearable tech apparel we were promised for the last several years?
Mapping added strength, stretch, compression, and dimensionally stable regions, digitally dosing elastic.
How smart are Smart materials? The words “Smart textiles”, “Smart Fabrics” or “Smart Materials” are as over used as “Wearable Tech” and include many categories. Smart fabrics may be as simple as changing color.
Are you ready for better design, better manufacturing, but you don't know where to go to get the know-how to control your knit products?
Did you ever want to know how material technology and biomimicry can help us transform our environments sustainably? Connie Huffa of Fabdesigns Inc., sits down with textile and biomedical engineer, Rahim Jindani, Ph.D. to discuss traditional methods of making textiles fading and the emerging technologies of nano-materials and nature-based materials, which may be the key to intercepting and utilizing our urban waste streams for cradle to cradle material technologies.
Never look at composites the same way again. Combining decades of craftsmanship with the latest textile technology, Fabdesigns, Inc. patent pending technology develops and knits custom and proprietary 3-dimensional FRP precursors and preforms to shape, which speeds lay-up, with no cutting necessary. Fabdesigns’ format precisely engineers yarns and textile variations solely where they are needed for creating load, structure, or performance mapped features which are specially engineered to create light weightstrong products.
Daily news reports, social distancing, lines to get into grocery stores all make us ask each other, what do we do now? What's next? Where do we go from here?
Individual or group classes. We offer 1 : 1 Q&A sessions on polymers, fibers, fabrics, and eco knitting manufacturing best practices. Private classes also available.