Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile EngineeringISSN: 2329-9568

Research Article, J Fashion Technol Textile Eng Vol: 4 Issue: 3

3D Printing for Garments Production: An Exploratory Study

Agita Valtas and Danmei Sun*
School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Corresponding author : Danmei Sun
School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 10, 2016 Accepted: August 05, 2016 Published: August 10,2016
Citation: Valtas A, Sun D (2016) 3D Printing for Garments Production: An Exploratory Study . J Fashion Technol Textile Eng 4:3. doi:10.4172/2329-9568.1000139

Abstract

This paper explores the possibility of introducing 3D printed parts into commercial garment production. The research investigates the cost and time needed to create 3D printed components for garment construction at the sample stage and provides an example of garment construction techniques. This research is completed in order to investigate whether such manufacturing method would benefit the garment manufacturer and to define areas need to be improved for 3D printing that would possibly become an essential part of mass manufacture in the fashion industry. By completing the garment and analyzing the process it has been proved that it is possible to partially 3D-print garment that can serve several benefits.

Keywords: 3D printing; Commercial garment; Cost; Speed; Limitations; Implications

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