3D printed shoe adapts to ergonomics

October 1st, 2022

In a reinterpretation of classic shoe design, German design studio Wertel Oberfell’s Auxetic Wear is a 3D printed shoe that uses an auxetic structure to adapt itself to the ergonomics of its wearer’s foot. Combining traditional shoemaking with modern technology, the designers emulate techniques from classic craftsmanship to devise a design that displays a stitched […]

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Graphene nanotubes in yarn

September 1st, 2022

An electroconductive textile glove with touch-screen functionality that can be used by machine operators. Photo: OCSiAl Because of the high demand for interactive electronic textiles, CoatYarn, an Italian company that, as its name suggests, specializes in coated yarns, has expanded its product line with a thermoplastic polyurethane yarn enhanced with graphene nanotubes provided by OCSiAl, […]

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Expanding nonwovens

October 1st, 2016

ELASTEX® TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) products are designed to provide maximum elongation and maximum elastic recovery. ELASTEX TPU is highly elastic for use where stretching capability is needed. Material has high air permeability and is resilient to abrasion, puncture, aging and UV; available in various colors. Leading applications include medical, hygiene, sportswear, wraps, filters and films. […]

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Innovators find a variety of markets for color-changing materials

September 1st, 2016

New research and applications are proving that color-changing smart textiles continue to offer viable technology and products in the smart fabrics marketplace. Most recently, researchers from the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new color-changing “smart thread,” Ebb, that turns fabric into a computerized display. According to information provided by the […]

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