Stratasys launches Direct to Garment solution for J850 TechStyle 3D printer

Stratasys has launched a Direct-to-Garment (D2G) answer for the J850 TechStyle 3D printer, the most recent providing within the firm’s 3DFashion direct-to-textile printing expertise.

The primary instance of its software is an City Tattoo denim assortment which will likely be revealed on the Texprocess exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany on April 23.

Stratasys’ D2G answer has been designed for customisation and personalisation by enabling the applying of full color multi-material 3D printing immediately on absolutely assembled clothes of assorted cloth varieties. These embody denim, cotton, polyester, and linen. In line with Stratasys, this answer permits trend manufacturers to facilitate personalised and bespoke designs for patrons, together with the flexibility to tailor 3D prints based on particular person preferences, sizes, and types.

Accessible in two sizes, the D2G tray kits are mentioned to facilitate the personalisation of clothes and allow designers and producers to undertake extra sustainable practices by lowering materials waste. Stratasys believes it’s providing a seamless workflow which delivers ease of calibration and compatibility with numerous garment sizes, whereas additionally streamlining the manufacturing course of. 

“Many manufacturers are restricted in how a lot they will mass produce denim clothes, whereas sustaining a degree of personalisation that has that means to the wearer,” mentioned Zehavit Reisin, Senior Vice President Industrial Options, Stratasys. “We’re giving manufacturers the chance to do one thing outstanding, to carry extra character to their clothes line, whereas pushing a extra sustainable enterprise follow that appeals to a number of audiences throughout the buyer spectrum.”

The City Tattoo assortment, Stratasys suggests, demonstrates the potential of the D2G answer. This assortment showcases the ‘ease’ of direct-to-garment 3D printing, and highlights how private id could be integrated into trend works. Karim Rashid, Travis Fitch, Zlatko Yanakiev at Meshroom and Foraeva Studio had been all concerned within the mission. 

Like physique tattoos, City Tattoos goals to ‘promote a deeper emotional connection,’  encouraging the upcycling of current clothes and contributing to a extra sustainable trend ecosystem. 

“With City Tattoos, we’re not simply adorning a garment, we’re giving it extra life and spirit,” added Naomi Kaempfer, Stratasys Inventive Director. “By including layers of tales and symbolism that resonate with the individuality of the wearer, these tattoos assist customers promote their id, and rejoice their individuality. It’s a testomony to the transformative energy of additive manufacturing expertise in trend.”

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