Update 1: 07-12-2019
In november the first prototype of the Adaptive Archi-Filament came to life. In the facility of Aitex it is possible to do small 50 cm width weaving samples. This is very interesting to test the designed filaments! We can prototype several yarns and filaments and test the weaving possibilities. The idea is to have a handful of approved initial signature archi-filaments, and send them to the TextileLab in Tilburg. If the team of TextileLab approves of the yarns Aitex in Alcoy can start the production of the Adaptive Archi-filament. Underneath you can see some initial weaving test using the first prototype of the Adaptive Archi-Filament within a weaving. The filament by itself has a very dramatic reaction to water. For the first weaving test we used carbon in the vertical (officially this will be 0,2mm white mono-filament) The Adaptive Archi-Filament shows a minor adaptive change when applied with water in combination with carbon. With mono-filament this will work a lot better. More updates follow up soon!
TextileLab - TextileMuseum Tilburg is the official partner of creating the jacquard weaving for project Marinero. Together with the product developers and yarns adviser we will team up to realize the digital blueprints. The first step will be to test our own developed yarns. The TextileLab team are an important partner to advise me about what is possible to work with or not. Kevin and Jef will work on creating the wave technical pattern drawings. These patterns will be send to the TextileLab product developer. The weaving production can be scheduled when all the yarns are produced and final tests are approved. The whole collection will be woven on the jacquard machine. After that the fabric role will be transported to the Studio of Adaptive Skins. Arrived in Arnhem the blueprints will be cut, stitched and installed for at least one month in open air. On this page the whole process of creating the jacquard weaving will be updated regularly.
Photo @ TextielMuseum Tilburg