Looking into the Nature, hair has numerous functions such as to provide warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, a sense of touch, as well as it’s well known aesthetic qualities. This work presents a computational method of 3D printing hair structures. It allows us to design and generate hair geometry at 50 micrometer resolution and assign various functionalities to the hair. The ability to fabricate customized hair structures enables us to create super fine surface texture; mechanical adhesion property; new passive actuators and touch sensors on a 3D printed artifact. We also present several applications to show how the 3D-printed hair can be used for designing everyday interactive objects. Continue reading Cilllia – 3D Printed Hair Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing
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If you’ve ever worn anything water-repellent, absorbent, flame retardant or odour free, it’s possible it’s had a coating applied to it. The Innovative Manufacturing CRC is co-funding a project to adapt newly-discovered coating technologies from the lab for the textile production line that will make the coating process more efficient and the coatings more durable.
On ABC Mornings with Laura Tchilinguirian: David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, with Tony Peacock, CEO at CRC Association, Director and Advisory Board Member Hawker, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Continue reading Innovating textile coating
The index of orders intake for Italian textile machinery, as compiled by ACIMIT, fell by 47% for the period April-June 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, with orders falling both abroad and in Italy.
A 44% decrease in orders was recorded on foreign markets, whereas the domestic market showed a 62% drop compared to the second quarter of the previous year.
ACIMIT President Alessandro Zucchi commented, “The lockdown of production units in April heavily influenced the orders intake, and a deep concern remains for the upcoming months.” Continue reading Italian Textile Machinery: Orders Intake Drops In Second Quarter 2020
31 July 2020
Burberry announces luxury’s first social retail store in China’s technology hub Shenzhen, blending the physical and social worlds in a digitally immersive retail experience – a store of tomorrow for today.
Powered by Tencent technology, the store, which will open in the new Shenzhen Bay MixC development on 31 July 2020, is a space of exploration, designed to inspire and entertain luxury customers, where they can interact with our brand and product in new and exciting ways, in person and on social media. Continue reading Burberry debuts luxury’s first social retail store in Shenzhen, China, powered by Tencent technology
The El Monte sweatshop case exposed a web of corruption—and the enslavement of more than 70 Los Angeles-area garment workers
By Erin Blakemore
Smithsonianmag.Com | July 31, 2020, 10 a.m.
On August 2, 1995, a multi-agency task force led by the California Department of Industrial Relations raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California, a small community near Los Angeles.
(NMAH, Phillip Bonner, US Immigration and Naturalization Service)
On August 2, 1995, police officers raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California. They arrested eight operators of a clandestine garment sweatshop and freed 72 workers who were being forced to sew garments in virtual captivity. Smuggled from Thailand into the United States, the laborers’ plight brought a national spotlight to domestic sweatshop production and resulted in increased enforcement by federal and state labor agencies. The publicity of the El Monte raid also put added pressure on the apparel industry to reform its labor and business practices domestically and internationally. Read the full post by the author….
(Courtesy: Smithsonian Magazine)
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