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Rapid Manufactured Textiles


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Freedom of Creation (FOC) is specializing in design for Rapid Manufacturing. These techniques can be described as 3D printing techniques but instead of using ink and paper, 3D objects are being ‘printed’ by a laser. The SLA-technique creates an object by adding one slice on top of another in a vessel of liquid polymer, which hardens when struck by a laser beam. The epoxy that is used for this technique looks like hard, almost transparent plastic to which various colours can be added. The SLS-technique follows the same principle but instead of a liquid, a vessel of powder (polyamide) is used. The objects produced by this technique have a milk-white powdery appearance. The Rapid Manufactured Textiles by FOC is created using the SLS-technique. This textile is like a coat of mail or hauberk. Because the textile is first created in a computer, it’s possible to interlink the different mails with eachother without the need for openings in each circle. The mails can be manufactured in different sizes and colours.

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