In order to connect to the textile industry with new technologies, Karl Mayer has developed its Textile Makerspace.
The platform will encourage exchange and offer interested parties the opportunity to test new technologies for their project.
Since the end of 2020, customers can now also develop and implement ideas for e-textiles at Karl Mayer North America.
Among other things, the focus of Textile Circuit is on the promising topics of smart textiles and wearables. Innovators from various fields are investigating the possibilities offered by string bar technology to incorporate electrically conductive yarns directly on the machine.
Initial results include comfortable arm cuffs for controlling robots, textile charging stations for inductively charging smartphones and a t-shirt that measures vital functions. Further projects with field-based partners are underway at the headquarters in Obertshausen, according to a press release by Karl Mayer.
A modified standard machine and competent service technicians are available for this purpose in Greensboro. Textile technology product developer, Sophia Krinner, who was in charge of setting up Textile Circuit, also provides support from head office.
The most recent IDTechEx in November 2019 also encouraged the expansion of the Makerspace area through capacity in Greensboro. At the event focussing on new technology, Karl Mayer, successfully presented itself as a competent partner in the production of e-textiles and answered numerous specific project enquiries from innovative partners based in the US, Karl Mayer said in a media statement.