the finalist of the International Design Award Covid-19 Design Innovation Grant
By collecting the data from 3D face scanning, the designer can calculate the measurements and make the mask pattern digitally. After translating the pattern with digital software, the knit base for the mask can be done fully-fashioned by the machine with 100% wormwood anti-bacterial yarns. Finally, the designer just brought the knit base to the 3D printer for printing the nose clip and supporting pad. The outcome is made 100% material zero-wasted with perfect fitness and comfort. At the same time, it can be washed and reused up to 50 times.
International Design Award 2018 the Golden Prize of Textile and Materials
Technical Principle AddiToy is developing a technique of combing 3D printing and knit to create new textile for fashion design. This innovation introduces a new aesthetics and zero-waste fabrication to the fashion industry by creating customizable products with unprecedented shapes, structures, materials, and texture.
Experimental Process This technique is a method of direct 3D printing onto knitting, including choosing the suitable yarns and engineering the knitting process, designing the 3D pattern for printing, and choosing the suitable filaments, placing the knit into a right position and printing onto it. For more special outcome, the printed textile can be machine-felted with the certain temperature at a certain time duration.
Application This new technique has been applied in to my MA final collection with several pieces of products, including a book of samples, garments, accessories, and several pieces of perfume prototypes. All of them have shown the possibility of this technique and how it could be applied to different products functionally. In the future, AddiToy can provide technical service to design studios for using this technique and products into their collections, Further, AddiToy will be actively participating into the process of upgrading the traditional and resource-consumed fashion industry by developing 3D printers suitable for fashion industry.