Textile Precision for Customized Assemblies
With the potential to configure patterns and materials with stitch-level control, textiles are becoming an increasingly desirable method of producing mass customized items. However, current textile machines lack the ability to transfer three-dimensional information directly from a digital model with the same level of control and accuracy as other machines. Designers are accustomed to generating three-dimensional objects in a digital model then converting these into instructions for machines such as 3D printers or laser cutters, but current design interfaces and production machines for textiles provide no comparable workflow for producing items that rely on precise control of physical size and fit. As a result, current textile machines are unable to adapt to changing geometric information efficiently. Addressing these problems, this thesis demonstrates a design-to-fabrication workflow that enables the transfer of three-dimensional information directly to a device for textile production.