Printed material and fabric

Jussi Mikkonen, Reetta Myllymäki, Sari Kivioja, Santeri Vanhakartano, Helena Suonsilta

Abstract


As wearables get more complex and closer to the skin, so do the requirements for the packaging and the placement of the electrical components. The advent of 3D-printers and flexible printing materials provide means of building fabric-like structures. We tested a flexible material without moving micro- or meso-structures, as the material itself would be fabric-like. Tests were conducted according to SFS-EN ISO 13934-1, suggesting directions for using printable materials. In the end, we created a corselet and a corset, along with a connector suited for attaching various materials together.

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