18 Apr 2016
Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University
Personalised 3D printed fashion - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.
Dr Guy Bingham, Senior Lecturer in Product and Industrial Design, has teamed up with global textile and garment manufacturer the Yeh Group, to embark on landmark work in 3D textile printing that could revolutionise how clothes and footwear are made.
The 18-month project, known as 3D Fashion, will see Dr Bingham - a world leader in his field - produce 3D wearable, full size, Additive Manufacturing (AM) textile garments and footwear - with design input from a major fashion house.
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1. The underpinning research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). The commercialisation activities are supported by The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund and the Yeh Group.