Panel Discussion - Driving the Uniformity of Material Measurements for Accurate Virtual Simulation

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3D digital platforms have revolutionised the way the industry approaches design and development; whilst the technology has saved companies time and money on prototyping and sampling, it still falls short when it comes to materials simulation based on physical and mechanical properties.

But why is this? It is not the inability of 3D to create the simulations, but the lack of uniformity in how materials are measured across different software systems. These days it is common for companies to work across multiple 3D platforms; material properties are measured either using platform-specific tool kits or general validation systems based on which a simulation is then rendered. But if these measurements are taken within one platform, they often are not compatible with any others so when uploaded, create corrupted algorithms and thus inaccurate virtual representations.

In an ideal world, measurements would be standardized to the point that fabric suppliers can provide a swatch of materials complete with all general properties needed to simulate in all and any 3D environment without ever needing to buy a material sample; but how do we get there?
Period27 Oct 2017
Event titleProduct Innovation Apparel Berlin 2017
: Discover the technologies disrupting the fashion, apparel and footwear industry
Event typeConference
LocationBerlin, GermanyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational