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 newest providing within the firm’s 3DFashion direct-to-textile printing know-how.

The primary instance of its utility is an City Tattoo denim assortment which shall 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 straight on totally assembled clothes of varied cloth varieties. These embrace denim, cotton, polyester, and linen. Based on Stratasys, this answer permits style manufacturers to facilitate personalised and bespoke designs for purchasers, together with the flexibility to tailor 3D prints in keeping with particular person preferences, sizes, and kinds.

Out there in two sizes, the D2G tray kits are stated 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 stage of personalisation that has which means to the wearer,” stated Zehavit Reisin, Senior Vice President Business Options, Stratasys. “We’re giving manufacturers the chance to do one thing outstanding, to deliver extra character to their clothes line, whereas pushing a extra sustainable enterprise follow that appeals to a number of audiences throughout the patron 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 identification could be included into style works. Karim Rashid, Travis Fitch, Zlatko Yanakiev at Meshroom and Foraeva Studio had been all concerned within the undertaking. 

Like physique tattoos, City Tattoos goals to ‘promote a deeper emotional connection,’  encouraging the upcycling of present clothes and contributing to a extra sustainable style 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 identification, and have fun their individuality. It’s a testomony to the transformative energy of additive manufacturing know-how in style.”

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