Karl Mayer : Integration of 3D printing into...
Karl Mayer

Integration of 3D printing into series production

 (Source: Karl Mayer)
(Source: Karl Mayer)

Sustainable composites made of natural fibers, such as a snowboard and textile products for water treatment, were among the highlights at the Karl Mayer Group's stand at the Techtextil from June 21 - 24, 2022 in Frankfurt/Germany. However, there was also strong demand for textiles for higher-quality and more sustainable construction, where weft knitted fabrics are already firmly established.  
The Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany, presented itself as an innovative partner in the production of high-performance textiles and showed innovative samples and application examples from knitting and flat knitting.
There was also great interest in innovative smart solutions, such as a warp knitted fabric with directly integrated electrically conductive material that can be used for gesture control, and in a sports shirt with 3D printing.
In the production of the sports shirt, the 3D printing process was integrated into the production line directly after the warp knitting process. At the Techtextil, it was shown how the printing process can be integrated into serial production. In principle, the combination of the versatile printing process with traditional fabric formation technology offers new possibilities for production on demand. If only what the consumer needs is manufactured, this is also a contribution to greater sustainability.
Stoll showed a wide range of technical knitwear at the Karl Mayer stand, including form-knitted seat covers, innovative articles for bandage technology and the latest shoe uppers that meet 100% of the required sustainability expectations.

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