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   August 22, 2017  Facebook Twitter
Innovative Textile Products Transforming the Textile Industry

Signature DNA FabricTextile engineering is transforming the textile industry from innovative equipment, to smart fibers and fabrics, to surveillance technologies for monitoring intellectual properties. Machine designs have become increasingly more sophisticated and precise. Cutting-edge production machinery and high-tech fibers are enabling innovations in the manufacturing process, including the highly technical biomedical field, and DNA markers are being used to verify fabrics and components because of the growing pressure of fraudulent rip-offs. The FabricLink Network found a cross-section of such products and equipment that were showcased at IFAI Expo 2016.

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CUTTING EDGE ARTICLES Innovation at ORSMTRENDS Miss ORSM? Or maybe need a second look at the great innovations from the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held July 26-29 in Salt Lake City? Review the best. Read More.
vestCUTTING EDGE Fabdesigns, Inc. opens state-of-the-art Knitting Facility in Malibu,California. A newplatform for produt development has been born with the rise of Fabdesigns's innovative advance 3D knitting. The company's innovative work platfor provides a new way of thinking and a novel guide for technical knit product design, fabric, fit, and sustainable manufacturing. Read More.
vestCUTTING EDGE New Advancements in Textile Equipment and Software Spur Made in America Textile Products. Nearshoring is replacing outsourcing, as a large percentage of apparel imports are coming back to the U.S., and "Made in America" products are once again gaining strength. "The buzz and energy was extraordinary on the show floor," stated Dennis Smith, president, Messe Frankfurt North America. Read More.
Pleated kids' clothing line grows along with kids to reduce waste Petit Pli (literally "little fold") features a pleated system that can expand to fit as the child grows. Watch video how much these clothes can expand to fit kids anywhere from 4-6 months to 36 months of age: Read more…

Step change: How 3D printing is benefitting foot orthotics 3D printing is just beginning to take hold in the world of medicine, the technology will dramatically change how orthotics are prescribed and produced. Read more…

First Player To Wear Cleat With 3D Printed Plate In MLB Game Over the past few years New Balance has been working on a 3D plate that would be unique to the mechanics of pitching and the force exerted in different areas of a pitcher's feet. Read more…

Rethinking odor control New antimicrobial technologies focus on treatments for ‘permastink,’the unpleasant smell that won’t wash out of textile product, which has become a topic of conversation for consumers and brands alike. Read more…

Textiles technology to detect pilot stress levels Smart textiles will be used to monitor stress levels in aeroplane pilots as part of a major European research project involving Nottingham Trent University. Read more…

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