Stratasys launches Direct to Garment solution for J850 TechStyle 3D printer

Stratasys has launched a Direct-to-Garment (D2G) resolution for the J850 TechStyle 3D printer, the most recent providing within the firm’s 3DFashion direct-to-textile printing know-how.

The primary instance of its software is an City Tattoo denim assortment which will likely be revealed on the Texprocess exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany on April 23.

Stratasys’ D2G resolution has been designed for customisation and personalisation by enabling the appliance of full color multi-material 3D printing straight on totally assembled clothes of varied material varieties. These embody denim, cotton, polyester, and linen. In keeping with Stratasys, this resolution permits vogue 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 mentioned 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 varied 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,” mentioned Zehavit Reisin, Senior Vice President Industrial Options, Stratasys. “We’re giving manufacturers the chance to do one thing exceptional, to carry extra character to their clothes line, whereas pushing a extra sustainable enterprise apply that appeals to a number of audiences throughout the buyer spectrum.”

The City Tattoo assortment, Stratasys suggests, demonstrates the potential of the D2G resolution. This assortment showcases the ‘ease’ of direct-to-garment 3D printing, and highlights how private id may be integrated into vogue works. Karim Rashid, Travis Fitch, Zlatko Yanakiev at Meshroom and Foraeva Studio had been all concerned within the mission. 

Like physique tattoos, City Tattoos goals to ‘promote a deeper emotional connection,’  encouraging the upcycling of present clothes and contributing to a extra sustainable vogue ecosystem. 

“With City Tattoos, we’re not simply adorning a garment, we’re giving it extra life and spirit,” added Naomi Kaempfer, Stratasys Artistic Director. “By including layers of tales and symbolism that resonate with the individuality of the wearer, these tattoos assist customers promote their id, and have fun their individuality. It’s a testomony to the transformative energy of additive manufacturing know-how in vogue.”

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