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DT & Engineering Blog: Sewbo Robot Sewing




Despite widespread use in other industries, automation has made little progress in clothing manufacturing due to the difficulties robots face when trying to manipulate limp, flexible fabrics.

Sewbo avoids these hurdles by temporarily stiffening fabrics, allowing off-the-shelf industrial robots to easily build garments from rigid cloth, just as if they were working with sheet metal. The fabric panels can be easily moulded and welded before being permanently sewn together.

The water-soluble stiffener is removed at the end of the manufacturing process with a simple rinse in hot water, leaving a soft, fully assembled piece of clothing. The stiffener can then be recovered for reuse.

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Design and Technology Blog: Solatube Daylighting Systems


Solatube Daylighting Systems is skylight system that uses a rooftop dome to capture natural light. The rooftop dome captures light and brings it down a highly reflective sun tube that can transfer light up to 40 feet. Choose from a variety of fixtures for your solar tube that can be used in your kitchen, bathroom, hallway, bedroom, or anywhere else in your home! The Solatube Smart LED technology allows the skylights to be used day or night. Solatube Daylighting Systems are the most energy-efficient light for your home!

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