3D printed fabric: Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles

Haruki Takahashi, Jeeeun Kim

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Abstract

We present a technique for fabricating soft and flexible textiles using a consumer grade fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer. By controlling the movement of the print header, the FDM alternately weaves the stringing fibers across a row of pillars. Owing to the structure of the fibers, which supports and strengthens the pillars from each side, a 3D printer can print a thin sheet of fabric in an upright position while the fibers are being woven. In addition, this technique enables users to employ materials with various colors and/or properties when designing a pattern, and to prototype an interactive object using a variety of off-the-shelf materials such as a conductive filament. We also describe a technique for weaving textiles and introduce a list of parameters that enable users to design their own textile variations. Finally, we demonstrate examples showing the feasibility of our approach as well as numerous applications integrating printed textiles in a custom object design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages43-51
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019
Event32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 201923 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameUIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period20/10/1923/10/19

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Keywords

  • 3D printed textile
  • 3D printing
  • Digital fabrication
  • Fused deposition modeling
  • Printing technique

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Takahashi, H., & Kim, J. (2019). 3D printed fabric: Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles. In UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 43-51). (UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3332165.3347896
Takahashi, Haruki ; Kim, Jeeeun. / 3D printed fabric : Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles. UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019. pp. 43-51 (UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).
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Takahashi, H & Kim, J 2019, 3D printed fabric: Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles. in UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 43-51, 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2019, New Orleans, United States, 20/10/19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3332165.3347896

3D printed fabric : Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles. / Takahashi, Haruki; Kim, Jeeeun.

UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2019. p. 43-51 (UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology).

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Takahashi H, Kim J. 3D printed fabric: Techniques for design and 3D weaving programmable textiles. In UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2019. p. 43-51. (UIST 2019 - Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1145/3332165.3347896