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Future Fashion Design\nReal-time, Accurate Fabric to Garment Virtual Prototyping in \nCollaborative Environments

Project description


Digital factories: Manufacturing design and product lifecycle management
To develop an innovative virtual prototyping solution that represents the whole development process for the textile and clothing companies, therefore reducing the necessary samples for production

To stay successfully in business, textile and clothing companies nowadays need to be able to issue new fashion collections in a short time. However, the product development represents a bottleneck, since several physical samples have to be developed to judge the design. This is costly and time consuming. 
Virtual prototyping (VP) can significantly reduce the number of physical samples which are necessary in the development process. However, its diffusion and efficient use in the industry is still low due to the inherent complexity of garment simulation. In addition, the whole chain cannot be completely represented virtually today, making it necessary to acquire data from physical samples.

As seen in the diagram, VP can only show its full potential if it represents the full development process chain. Thus, the main goal of the project is to develop a new business and production workflow to represent the whole development process virtually leading to an innovative VP solution for the textile and clothing companies. The FFD business model will offer drastic improvements in product development efficiency (reduced number of physical samples from 20% to 100%, time-to-market reduced by several weeks, intensified collaboration between fabric and garment producers), services at low-cost (open, vendor independent and scalable platform), while opening new market opportunities to vendors of CAD and PDM/PLM systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Coordinator Contact

Jörn Kohlhammer (Dr.)

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 864 929

Participants (5)

CONSITEX SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 151 742
Address
Via Ligornetto
6855 Stabio

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Davide Bossi (Mr.)
ASSYST GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 530 730
Address
Max Planck Strasse 3
85609 Aschheim Dornach

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnulph Fuhrmann (Dr.)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 430 462
Address
Rizareiou 10
15233 Athina

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marylene Garnier (Ms.)
FRATELLI PIACENZA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 361 213
Address
Regione Cisi
13814 Pollone

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugenio Alessandro Canepa (Dr.)
SCOTCAD TEXTILES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 924
Address
Bowland Road Braeside
TD1 3ND Clovenfords

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Kemp (Mr.)