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Trends in Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology

A Mini-Review on the Applications of 3D Printing Technologies in Textile Design and Manufacturing

  • Open or CloseNikolaos Partarakis*

    Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Greece

    *Corresponding author:Nikolaos Partarakis, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (ICS-FORTH), N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, GR-700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Submission: August 08, 2023;Published: September 12, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2023.09.000709

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume9 Issue2


3D printing can revolutionize textile engineering and fashion design by introducing new possibilities for customization, rapid prototyping, and the creation of complex designs in a similar manner that it revolutionised other forms of manufacturing. Today Various 3D printing technologies exist ranging in terms of material, printing quality and printing method. In textile engineering, several challenges exist regarding the utilisation of 3D printing technology since fabrics by design require a different weaving process than the one supported out of the box by existing 3D printing technologies. In this review paper, we outline the possibilities that 3D printing technology has brought to the textile manufacturing and textile design industry.

Keywords:3D printing; Textile manufacturing; Textile design

Abbreviations: 3D: Three Dimensional; FDM: Fused Deposition Modeling; SLA: Stereolithography; SLS: Selective Laser Sintering; DLP: Digital Light Processing; DMLS: Direct Metal Laser Sintering; EBM: Electron Beam Melting; MJP: MultiJet Printing

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