Open Source Linear Knitting Machine

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  • Part of the Open Source Textile Construction Set
  • Similar to a Kniterate Device
  • Can Produce fully assembled garments, fabric sheets, and sails from various reels of yarn (as well as wire for conductive fabric/circuits/smart fabric) , all at the touch of a button

Used For

  • The conversion of various yarns into fully assembled products such as:
    • Clothing
    • Safety Clothing
    • Hazmat Clothing
    • Sails
    • Tents
    • Cement Impregnated Fabric
    • Cement Impregnated Fabric Tents
    • Waterproof Tarps
    • Medical Fabric (i.e gauze)
    • Conductive Fabric or Garments / Smart Fabric or Garments

Industry Standards

Existing Open Source Designs

Minimum Viable Product

  • Modular
  • User Upgradable
  • User Maintainable
  • Integration with Open Source Textile Construction Set
  • Scaleable from desktop machines all the way to the largest industrial machines
  • Can be part of something like the D3D Print Farm , but for production of textile products
  • Can use many types of yarn materials / gauges of yarn
  • Produces finished products ( or at least as close to finished as we can get it to go )

Basic Design


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