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Fabrication of 3D printed garments using flat patterns and motifs

Minjoo Kang (Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea)
Sungmin Kim (Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 17 June 2019

Issue publication date: 2 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to encourage the generation of 3D printed garments by developing a new software to open new potential of whole garment production in the fashion field.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors developed a 3D printed garment design software using flat patterns and design motifs, to allow fast and easy generation of a 3D printed garment. Users can generate motif-based design easily using various user interfaces.

Findings

A 3D printed garment could be printed not only by expensive SLS type printers but also by affordable FDM type printers with a simple assembly process using the software developed in this study.

Originality/value

Newly developed 3D printed garment design software enables the users to generate 3D printed garments easily using flat patterns and design motifs, without having to go through a complex and arduous 3D modeling process using commercial CAD systems.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (NRF-2016R1A5A1938472).

Citation

Kang, M. and Kim, S. (2019), "Fabrication of 3D printed garments using flat patterns and motifs", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 653-662. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-02-2019-0019

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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