Knitting materials

TeXtreme materials go to Mars

TeXtreme tow carbon fabrics and UD tapes were used extensively in the construction of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, which on April 30e made its fourth flight to Mars and saw its mission extended by a month. Ingenuity achieved all of the major mission goals in its first three flights and on …

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JanSport Launches A Line Of Backpacks Made 100% With Surplus Materials

The JanSport Surplus Ski n ‘Hike collection is made from 100% excess material. DENVER – April 12, 2021 – JanSport today introduced Surplus Ski n ‘Hike, the brand’s first collection of backpacks made with surplus factory materials that might otherwise have ended up in landfills. The launch marks another milestone …

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This biodegradable shoe is made from garbage and 3D knitting!

The sneaker culture encouraged creativity but also added a lot of waste as it is part of fast fashion. Traditional sneakers have a short lifespan and with the increase in “drops” people tend to buy and throw much faster. The complicated construction and the use of different materials (rubber, textile, …

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Best wire carriers for taking gear on the go – ARTnews.com

The pleasures of knitting or crocheting can quickly be cut short by a tangle of yarns, racing yarn, or missing cuts. To help make your creative sessions frustration-free, it’s worth investing in a bag of yarn to keep all of your supplies tidy. A good quality bag will also extend …

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Santoni opens a new Materials Experience Center in Shanghai

© Santoni. The leader of circular knitting machines Santoni, in collaboration with designers Eva x Carola, officially inaugurated its new Materials Experience Center (MEC) at Santoni’s facilities in Shanghai. The new space is a center for contemporary research and inspiration for leading textile industry professionals to meet clients, research ideas …

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Physicists decipher the mathematical secrets of knitting to make tailor-made materials

Enlarge / Introducing topological defects into knitted patterns can shape (a) the out-of-plane elasticity of a plush rabbit (left) and (b) in-plane deformations of knitted textiles (right). Elisabetta matsumoto Knitted fabrics like a scarf or socks are very elastic, able to stretch up to twice their length, but the individual …

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The science of knitting could be the future of sophisticated materials • Earth.com

Knitting dates back thousands of years, but new research suggests that it may be more than an ancient way of making materials. According to Elisabetta Matsumoto from Georgia Institute of Technology, the underlying mathematical rules of knitting could inform the development of revolutionary materials. Matsumoto believes that understanding how stitch …

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Bastian Beyer uses bacteria to calcify knitting in building materials

London architect and designer Bastian Beyer’s project explores the potential of using knitted textile structures that have been biologically solidified as sustainable building materials. Beyer worked with fellow designer Daniel Suarez to apply traditional knitting techniques to unusual fabrics before solidifying them using biological processes, to determine the structural potential …

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