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Geometry of Materials
Trying to mathematically define the theories behind knitting/stitching, to allow computers to define new textile patterns.
knitting  stitching  slipknot  computational  textile  materials  science  research  technology  mathematics  physics  topology  knot 
march 2019 by asteroza
KESTREL MATERIALS
Trying to make fabrics that bulk up when it gets colder, to provide more insulation
thermal  responsive  temperature  reactive  fabric  textile  materials  science  research  technology 
october 2018 by asteroza
Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength | MIT News
High strength and high toughness, rare combo, might be better than kevlar or dyneema
MIT  gel  spinning  electrospinning  polyethylene  fiber  nanofiber  textile  manufacturing  materials  science  research  technology 
january 2018 by asteroza
OUTLIER Webshop: Shirts
Fancy technical fabrics like advanced merino wool derivative t-shirts
technical  textile  fabric  merino  wool  t-shirt  clothing  apparel 
november 2017 by asteroza
Building for the future with KARL MAYER | Karl Mayer
Using warp knit weft insertion carbon fiber for low weight concrete
warp  knit  weft  insertion  fabric  grid  carbon  fiber  concrete  low  weight  lightweight  composite  textile 
november 2017 by asteroza
OUTLIER Webshop: Pants
high end technical pants, with tailoring styled more for biking (pockets/loops won't interfere with harnesses or places that come in contact with the seat or frame). Apparently now working with warp knit weft insertion fabric that's pretty fancy.
technical  pants  clothing  apparel  cycling  biking  textile  fabric 
november 2017 by asteroza
ATACAMA
Wow, microfluidic channels embedded in fabric which allow directional control of fluid movement, so you can do things like channel sweat from a shirt into the shirt bottom so it will drip out.
microfluidic  channel  textile  fabric  fluid  directional  control  dry  materials  science  research  technology  mositure  wicking 
july 2017 by asteroza
Self-powered textile for wearable electronics by hybridizing fiber-shaped nanoge...
Interesting hybrid fabric, made up 3 kinds of fibers/thread: dye sensitized solar cells, triboelectric electrostatic generators, and supercaps.
triboelectric  electrostatic  power  generator  dye  sensitized  solar  cell  supercapacitor  capacitor  hybrid  fabric  fiber  textile  materials  science  research  technology  wearable  energy  storage  Delicious 
october 2016 by asteroza
Radiative human body cooling by nanoporous polyethylene textile | Science
So visual light opaque but IR transparent polyethylene fibers (used in batteries) can be used to make clothing that feels cooler since it isn't trapping IR heat. Coupled with some treatment to make it hydrophilic so it doesn't bead up sweat, and it could be the basis for new summer clothes.
polyethylene  textile  materials  science  research  technology  clothing  apparel  fabric  cool  cooling  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Benzene-derived carbon nanothreads : Nature Materials : Nature Publishing Group
So the interesting question is, will this beat carbon nanotubes for high tensile applications or not? Say, using a woven sheet of diamond nanothread, packed inside a graphene wrapper? Space Elevator guys will love this...
carbon  nanomaterial  nanothread  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  diamond  thread  fiber  nanofiber  textile  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Commercial Grid Scaling of Energy Bags for Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage
Some improvements in the design of high tensile strength balloon bags as a compressed air energy storage device, as a spinoff from doing Bigelow Aerospace TransHab style inflatable space station module production and research.
UWCAES  CAES  underwater  ocean  energy  storage  bag  balloon  compressed  air  green  structural  tendon  strip  fabric  textile  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Color Change Technology
Possible use of thermochromic roofing tiles to reduce heat island effects and change thermal profiles of building roofs in summer/winter.
color  change  surface  coating  thermochromic  photochromic  pressure  water  sensitive  textile  materials  science  research  technology  ink  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Empa - MM-Dekubitus Bettlaken
Interesting new weave pattern results in a dot-matrix like effect, creating raised threads/contact points. Apparently this reduces overall contact, which is counter-intuitive considering for a pressure ulcer you theoretically would want to decrease, not increase contact pressure. This somehow improves comfort though and reduces pressure ulcer occurrence.
raised  surface  textile  bed  linen  research  technology  health  medicine  bedsore  pressure  ulcer  dot  matrix  thread  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
AMSilk | high performance materials: Biosteel Spidersilk Fibers
Interesting, that announcement and production ramp up is roughly the same as Spiber in japan. Are they both licensing the core spider silk genetically modified bacteria production tech from Spiber in Sweden?
manufacturing  silk  technology  europe  EU  fiber  research  textile  science  materials  spiber  spider  germany  artificial  biosteel  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
Spiber Inc.
Japanese company commercializing mass production artificial spider silk via genetically modified microorganisms (bacteria?). The fibroin biopolymer based fiber will be called QMONOS and is scheduled for 2015 mass production at the pilot plant (100Kg/month). Except there is a swedish company with the same name, and had research in approximately the same time frame, and looking for partners. Yet this japanese company's site seems to artfully mention that this is a japanese technology push. Something smells fishy here...
manufacturing  technology  fiber  production  science  biotechnology  microorganism  japan  materials  protein  spider  recombinant  biopolymer  silk  fibroin  QMONOS  gene  Spiber  research  textile  modified  bacteria  genetically  GM  artificial  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched — Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Interesting photonic fiber research, which resembles dichroic materials, but because it is stretchable, allows active changing of the color by adjusting the bandgap. Possible uses in smart cloth showing deformation damage, or as a possible active camouflage textile system.
bilayer  technology  optics  bandgap  fiber  science  camouflage  layered  materials  photonic  dichroic  structure  layer  double  flexible  iridescence  research  tunable  biomimicry  textile  color  active  elastic  variable  filter  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza

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