Scan2Weave: Connecting Digital Anthropometry with 3D Weaving

Yuyuan Shi, L Taylor, V Cheung, A Sayem

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) are extensively applied in the fashion industry to increase efficiency and save time and labour cost. Two of the drivers for re-engineering the current manufacturing approach of sportswear are to reduce material waste and to improve the comfort of sports bras. This research bridges the 3D anthropometry with technical 3D seamless weaving techniques exploiting cross-platform software technology—3D reverse engineering system, 2D CAD clothing system and textile CAD/CAM system—to develop seamless woven sports bra cups. The flattened 2D geometry pattern, obtained with segmentations and artificial boundary lines, was used in the weaving process, and the final woven sample proved the geometric and digital methodological feasibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Fashion Innovations: Advances in Design, Simulation, and Industry
PublisherTextile Institute Professional Publication series
ISBN (Electronic)9781003264958
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

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