How We Make it: 3D Print-Knit Test Runs

We’re inventors, and we love learning how and where things are made. Manufacturing is such a critical part of great products, and are our means for translating design into reality. We wanted to go behind the scenes on how our product is made, and let you meet our incredibly innovative partners.

Facility

3D Print-Knit Lab at MIT's Human Systems Laboratory

Location

Cambridge, MA USA

What we make there

3D Print-Knit Test Runs

Team

Oye Ajewole, Computerized Knitting Engineer.

Oye is a Mechanical engineer and digital fabrication expert with experience in rapid prototyping and manufacturing. He’s currently dividing his time between the Ministry of Supply Lab and the Fabric Academy at Dassault Systemes.

Why we chose them

Founded in 1962, MIT’s Human Systems Laboratory conducts a wide range of research focused on improving environments and equipment for Human Spaceflight. As part of our partnership with MIT and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, we contributed a Shima Seiki flatbed knitting machine to the lab, which can be used for research on biomechanics, clothing, and spacesuits.

Special features and capabilities

• Shima Seiki SWG061N2 3D Print-Knit flatbed knitting machine.

• Strain Analysis tools.

• 67 years of Human Systems knowledge.

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