1st Int. Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries

First International Conference on Digital Technologies for the Textile Industries

September 5-6 2013, University of Manchester, UK

Digital technology came to weaving in 1725 with punched paper, then in 1801 with Jacquard’s cards. It was another 180 years before digital electronics replaced the cards. Meanwhile, from the 1950s onwards, digital computing had become a tool of textile research and development in many ways. This conference will have two facets: the subjective approach of designers, who wish to have easy-to-use programmes; the technical approach of engineers and modellers, who need to understand the links to digital technology. Keynote speeches and plenary papers will aim at interest to the whole audience. More specialised papers will be presented in parallel sessions.

Thirty years ago, designers were suspicious of computers; today computer-aided design (CAD) is commonplace, whether for fabrics or garments. CAD is linked to computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), whether in machine control of patterning, whole garment production, or cutting for making-up. Commercial operations benefit in planning and the control of the flow of material from manufacture through retail to consumers. These facilities are well developed, but still advancing, and software is available from commercial companies, which will be on display at the conference.

For structural mechanics of textiles and related topics, other great challenges remain for the full exploitation of digital technology in the textile industries.

Thursday, September 5
Plenary 1

9:00 Welcome by Professor Paul O’Brien, Head of School of Materials, University of Manchester

9:15 Emeritus Professor John Hearle, TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester, UK

From 1950s electro-mechanical calculators to 21st century information technology: successes and opportunities for the textile industries.

10:00 Professor Cesare Massarenti, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Traditional Materials, Artifacts and Remote Printing: new opportunities for local artisans to go international.

10:45 Kevin Magee, Lectra UK, Bradford, UK

Digital Production Development Futures for the Fashion and Textiles Industries?

Plenary 2

12:00 Dr Yves Gloy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Cyber-Physical Systems in textile production – the next industrial revolution?

12:25 Dr David Oulton, University of Manchesster, Manchester, UK

Digital technology for colour management.

12:50 Professor Yordan Kyosev, Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany

Computer aided color and structural design of braided structures.

Parallel 1A

2:00 Sharon Blackford, London College of Fashion, University of The Arts, London, UK

3D Virtual Fashion Design and Realisation.

2:25 Megha Chhipa, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Tonk Rajasthan, India

Fusion of Digital Printing wth Laser Cutting Forming a New Range of Products.

2:50 Professor Yanmei Lo, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China

Study on evaluation of clothing appearance based on PNN and image processing.

Parallel 1B

2:00 Alex Russell, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Repeatless: the use of digital technology to extend the possibilities of printed textile design.

2:25 Dr Abby Patterson, University of Manchester, Mnachester, UK.

Digitised design and fabrication of bespoke fitted wrist splints using additive manufacturing technologies.

2:25 Lyle Reilly, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Responsive e-textiles for dance.

Parallel 2A

3:45 Dr Anne Creigh-Tyte, Kingston University, Kingston, UK

Preserving the Design Provenance of Iconic Fashion Brands in a Digital World.

4:10 Barbara Waters, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in Fashion: Implementation Issues and Business Benefits.

4:35 Dr Patsy Perry, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, with Marta Blazquez (Complutense de Madrid) and Dr Stefano Padilla (Heriot-Watt University).

Translating the need for touch to online fashion shopping via digital technology.

5:00 Mohammad Nazmul Karim, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Development of UV-Curable Inkjet Printing onto Poly (Lactic Acid) Fabrics

Parallel 2B

3:45 Dr Kathryn Brownbridge, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Fashioning knitwear: case studies in 3D conceptualisation.

4:10 Professor Yordan Kyosev, Hochschule Niederrhein, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Simulation of the mechanical behaviour of warp knitted fabrics.

4:35 Fuxing Chen, Hong Kong, Polytechnoc University, Hong Kong, China

Monofilament morphology in the weft-knitted spacer fabric.

5:00 Wilfried Renkens, Renkens Consulting, Aachen, Germany

Simulation of the mechanical behavior of warp knitted fabrics

Friday, September 6
Plenary 3

9:00 Professor Sundaresan Jayaraman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

The Wearables Revolution and Big Data: The Textile Lineage.

9:45 Jennifer Bougourd, London College of Fashion, London, UK.

A Question of Shape.

10:30 Carl Hartcliffe, Lectra UK, Bradford, UK

Use of Lectra Software for Design of Fashion and Textiles

Plenary 4

11:45 Dr Yi Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Digital Technology for Textile Engineering Design Based Supply Chain Management.

12:10 Dr Colin Cork, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

The next generation of electronic textiles.

12:35 Dr Xiaogang, Chen, University of Mancheter, Manchester, UK

From plain weaves to 3D structures: the impact of digital technologies on weaving.

Parallel 3A

2:00 Dr Simeon Gill, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

The future requirements of body scanning for clothing.

2:25 Professor Zhige Chen, Soochow, University, Suzhou, China

Analysis and Optimization of the Automatic Cutting Path Plan for the CNC Cutting System in Garment Production.

2:50 John McLoughlin, Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

A fabric intelligent technology system (FIT) as a guide line for stitching men’s shirting fabrics.

Parallel 3B

2:00 Dr Louise Brown, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK

Recent Developments in the Realistic Geometric Modelling of Textile Structures using TexGen.

2:25 Dr Parthasarathi Mandal, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Finite element modelling; the use of beam models for fibre assemblies.

2:50 Dr Hugh Gong, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Application of computer modelling for nonwovens and yarns.

Parallel 4A

3:45 Mingliang Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Digital Try-on for Clothing Functional Design.

4:10 Dr Fanke Peng, London College of Fashion, London, UK

Developing a So-Lo-Mo Application for Fashion Retail.

4:35 Dr Lichuan Wang, Soochow University, Suzhou, China

Study on the Formalization Method of the Multi-constraint Relations in the Garment Low-carbon Flexible Production Configuration.

5:00 Yi Wang, University of Manchester, Manchester UK

Compatibility of UPON as an Ontology Development Method for Textile Sector of Bangladesh.

Parallel 4B

3:45 Dr Lindsey WatertonTaylor, , University of Mancheter, Manchester, UK

Generative Weave: virtual and physical language for the fabrication of complex woven architectures.

4:10 Dr Binjie XIN, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China

Image Based Technology for Fabric Appearance Evaluation.

4:35 Professor Zhu Hong, Changzhou Textile Garment Institute, Changzhou, China

The Application of Origami Principle in Structure Design of Cube Fabric Preforms.

5:00 Dr Williams Gwari, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Digital Technologies in African Textile Industry: a Case Study of Nigeria’s Cottage Textile and Fashion Industries.