Rotem Tvizer

Masters degree program


Research abstract

In recent years, the field of 3D printing has been developed significantly. 3D printing has many advantages for products, such as shape optimization, accuracy, complex geometries and on-demand production. This allows for products to be customized to suit the consumer’s dimensions and personal needs.

However, in the field of fashion there is still a long way to go in order for these advances to bear fruit. One reason for this is the raw materials which are currently used in 3D printing. These materials are not sufficiently suited in terms of material properties, comfort, quality or durability to be used for clothing.

In order to bridge this gap, in this study, I am testing the feasibility of textile production by regenerating viscose fibers.  I am examining the qualities of the properties of different textile structures, such as strength, flexibility and durability and I am modeling the textile structures using parametric design tool. The ultimate goal is to create wearable objects in 3D printing technology that will meet the needs of everyday wear and the needs of the textile industry.

This research is conduct in collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Oded Shoseyov from the Faculty of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, the Hebrew University, who advise for the research and support the chemical engineering aspects of the project.