The Digital Textile Factory provides the foundations for the mass application and adoption of Textile Computing, a new industry category that merges advancements in engineering and material science, to provide textile-based solutions for companies wanting to innovate and connect textiles to the world of IoT.
The Digital Textile Factory will give entrepreneurs, innovatorsand established industry players access to a virtual factory forideation, research & development, and design and manufacturing at scale. In so doing, this initiative will propagate and democratize advanced manufacturing techniques and access to the most advanced textile computing machinery in the world.
The Digital Textile Factory will also help establish and export standards related to textile computing and its use as a platform across industries.Tony Chahine, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Myant, says, “I truly believe that the Digital Textile Factory will guide large and small companies alike from a single idea through research and development, rapid prototyping and onto production. When we combine Myant’s technological capabilities with STOLL’s most innovative robotic 3D knitting machines, we are able to integrate technology into textiles with sensors and actuators. Doing so creates a platform for innovation and disruption across major industries including healthcare, transportation and wellness, just to name a few, that will eventually define the future of textiles.”
Andreas Schellhammer, Chief Executive Officer of STOLL states, “We are working on the solution to a global manufacturing and production problem,” Schellhammer adds, “Our collaboration with Myant strategically integrates textiles and electronics. The Digital TextileFactory’s purpose will be to tackle quality assurance, validation testing, and localized production for which custom projects can be sent to an encrypted cloud system that can produce textile computing products worldwide.”
Stoll and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Designed and Produced Tapestry
Stoll, provides support for one of the works included in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s exhibition, Architecture Effects, with consultancy, knit-creation, and manufacturing of MOS Architects’ “A Tent Without A Signal.”
Stoll, co-created and manufactured the textile element of A Tent Without A Signal, a digitally flat-bed knitted tapestry with technical content, as part of an exclusive collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in connection with its exhibition Architecture Effects.