Karl Mayer has launched a new platform, Textile Makerspace, to bring together innovations from both areas. The platform aims to introduce new developments, such as the Textile Circuit.
Textile Circuit, the first topic to be covered by Textile Makerspace, demonstrates the possibilities of incorporating electrically conductive yarns into warp-knitted textiles directly on the machine. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be incorporated very easily, without any additional production steps or compromising the textile characteristics.
This has led, for example, to the development of comfortable cuffs for controlling robots and textile charging stations for inductively charging smartphones.