Technology is changing at a very fast pace in recent times. There were the times, when technology changed every decade then it changed every five years. Right now, because of new scientific technology and tools, the changes are happening rapidly in every sector. At present, 3D technology is gaining popularity in various industries such as science, entertainment, engineering, medicine etc. Do you know it has been introduced to the textile industry as well? In fact, the 3D technology has moved on from watching images, games or movies. At present, it is connected with the universe of virtual reality.
In the initial stages, this technology requires the presence of super computers. But, at present, new software use can create wonders. 3D technology was first used by top rated designers, manufacturers of high profiles. In due course of time, due to specialized features in laptops, 3D applications have been simplified and they have made their way to the textile industry.
Since 2010, the use of 3D technology has brought many changes in the apparel and textile industry. Compared to the traditional methods, the new technology has introduced effective management of time, enhancement in creativity, reduction in cost, better co-ordination, quick results and many more.
Even in recent fashion designing courses, 3D apparel technology has been included as a chapter. There are various applications such as fitting, sizing, 3D body scanning machines and more. The 3D body scanner has been considered as a boon to the industry since it can easily create virtual figures that match the real person. By this method, the designers can modify and get the accurate result in limited time.
There are, in fact, 3D body scanners that will scan the human body in seconds and create a virtual body model. Some scanners have more than four hundred measurements. The companies’ manufacturing the software are making every effort to reach every fashion designer.
In American cities as well other developed countries, stores have 3D scanners, where you can have a body scan and get new clothes within 15 days. By using this image technology, designers can adjust the fit and size of garments. You will be surprised, that customers, when given access can also make adjustments to their garment by the same technology before they make a purchase. This technology decreases the percentage of reduced returns and will enhance the sales.
Agreed, the 3D technology became popular after it made wide contributions in industrial sectors such as architecture, aerospace and industrial design. The fashion industry is just entering the initial stage but has gradually shifted from traditional methods.
In fact, when it comes to making new products, the design as well product development will be done in 3D tools. Then, they will be converted to 2D for manufacturing in traditional methods. Through the digital body model technology, the products can be draped and perfect measurements taken.
The data obtained can be then be shared digitally via platforms. There is no need for a physical fabric. Using the technology, you can conduct auditions and sessions on many shapes.
The next changes in technology are in the printing stages. The designers get options to work and modify several times. The printing can be done on many colors as well shades.
If you are a fashion designer, making use of the updated 3D applications will allow you to match designs/patterns of fabrics with the customer. You can accurately note the result of the customer’s appearance after draping a fabric. In case of weddings or bridal dress, you can sit with the bride/bridegroom to choose the fabric, discuss the designs, and adjust the fitting with accurate adjustment. The 3D application decreases the time spent in labor work since designers can modify or make changes before going for the final stitch.
Textile industry may be just a name, but you have to understand that it is not limited to only few sectors. It is a vast segment, ranging from textile designers to pattern creators to garment manufacturers. It also has various stages where qualified professionals with varied levels of competencies and skills perform their actions. So, the time needed to prepare a single garment may be more.
A fashion designer or a garment owner can digitally prepare garments and prepare a 3D garment with specializations. Now for a moment, just compare it with traditional methods. The customer buys the product and then the garment manufacturer has to take the measurement, stitch, and do every work. There are also chances customers may want to buy clothes online, but they will harbor doubts regarding the measurements. With the help of digital technology, they can design the cloth by themselves with the help of free online tools. They then can send the clothes to the designer or manufacturer.
Similar to many industries, the fashion sector also faces the heat such as globalization of market and cost reduction.
If you are a fashion designer, merging various fabrics with 3D printing can make your products stand out from the rest. You can also complete your projects due to faster, better decisions.
Are you an entrepreneur who has a home maintenance company specializing in tailoring services in Bangalore? Are you planning to implement 3D technology in your business? Then this article can act as an eye-opener for you.