3D printing in garment industry

3D Printing in garments industry

Printing is an essential department in garments manufacturing industry; which makes special looks for a garment. Different apparel branded company around the world always print different design on the garments to gives better looks. There are too many types of printing system are used in garments technology but 3D printing is a glorious and latest invention in apparel industry.

3D printing in Garment Industry.

3D printing in Garment Industry.

What is 3D technology?

3D isn’t newly invented technology in the world but in apparel industry this is the most recent invention makes people happy and more fashionable. 3D technology stands for three-dimensional technology that offers a wide array of possibilities in near future in almost every walk of life and especially in entertainment, fashion, architecture, and many more segments. 1915 is time as far as concern when the 3D technology was invented but it was unable to commercial use cause of costly hardware and production process. But there are a few times in USA 1950s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s are used this technology in entertainment industry. In December 2009 and January 2010 the 3D technology achieved unprecedented success by presenting avatar film (avatar is blockbuster Hollywood film).


Since 2010, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) group ASTM F42 – Additive Manufacturing developed a set of standards that classify the Additive Manufacturing processes into 7 categories according to Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing Technologies. These seven processes are given blew.


Vat Photopolymerisation

Material Jetting

Binder Jetting

Material Extrusion

Powder Bed Fusion

Sheet Lamination

Directed Energy Depositio


Different technique of 3d printing


Digital Light Processing(DLP)

Fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser melting (SLM)

Electronic Beam Melting (EBM)


Conclusion: Each technology takes a little time to spread into all around the world and industry. Though 3D Technology was invented long ago but its seems new in textile technology. How ever; we’ll research more to be updated about 3D printing in garments industry.

Engr. Md. Mustak Ahmed
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