Denim brand Levi’s is using 3D printing technology to develop denim jackets. The step has come at a time when the company is planning to delve into a futuristic mode to innovate the manufacturing process and its design approach. Levi’s is taking digital renderings of its denim jacket and using 3D printing technology to create a shell of what the real jacket looks like. The denim brand is using the Stratasys’ Fortus 450 mc 3D production system for effective implementation of the process.
The process is dedicated to extracting the essence of the product and then shaping it as a digital entity. This further can be distributed and remotely turned into templates which incorporate intensive patterns and then can just be all captured in the piece of very advanced digital collateral.
This means Levi’s doesn’t have to rely on sort of centralised manufacturing sites any more. Additionally, the process will enable Levi’s to capture all the twill lines, stitch lines and the buttonholes of the jacket with the help of a topography scan. These features will then be re-rendered as a 3D print, reducing seven different panels to just one panel by superimposing the fabric over the template.