Explore Direct-to-Textile 3D Printing – Stratasys takes another leap forward for fashion
12 September 2020: Exactly a year ago, New York Fashion Week witnessed a breakthrough technique with the unveiling of 3D printing directly on fabric, thanks to 3D printing leader Stratasys, in the presence of leading fashion designers threeASFOUR and Travis Fitch. The ‘Chro-Morpho’ collection, inspired by the microscopic colors and light filtering of butterfly and insect wings, was unveiled at threeASFOUR’s fall/winter runway show.
Stratasys is an American-Israeli manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing solutions. Following its success a year ago, Stratasys is now working with leading fashion designers and brands to make customized fashion design commercially viable using novel direct-to-textile 3D printing technology. Stratasys has collaborated with fashion designers Julia Koerner and Ganit Goldstein. The works form part of Re-FREAM, a collaborative research project funded by the European Union bringing together artists, designers, engineers and scientists to co-explore the use of technology and 3D printing for the future of fashion.
Stratasys has been working closely with a number of household fashion brands to optimize its novel PolyJet Technology to meet the needs of modern-day apparel fabrication and make customized fashion design commercially viable.