The Elecroloom is the First 3D Printer to Make Clothing

By: Ady Floyd - May 25, 2015
References: electroloom & kickstarter
Electroloom is a 3D fabric printer that was inspired by the vast variety of existing 3D printers, none of which create clothing materials. A Kickstarter campaign is being launched to introduce the first set of alpha testers. The goal is to distribute the testers, which are developed kits, and then to gain feedback and advice to improve and propel Eecroloom forward.

The fabric printer eliminates the need for threads, needles and sewing. Electroloom is a machine comprised of three main parts, a pump, a nozzle and a mold. Clothing is created through the electro-spinning process that transforms liquid into solid fabric fibers. The fibers are then deposited onto the 3D mold. The process is called FGF -- Field Guided Fabrication.

What appears to be magical is a very technical approach to creating clothing. Using custom polyester/cotton blend, the fabric printer has already created skirts, shirts and a hat.