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While the automation of planar sewing is a rather mature technology, the automation of sewing in three-dimensional space is still a challenging task to accomplish and is mostly done by human workers in factories. This Major Qualifying Project researches into automating the sewing process by designing a system for 3D soft matter manipulation. The team proposed a working prototype that utilizes a pin system which consists of five motorized top pins and their five passive counter-parts at the bottom. The system was able to form the three target 3D curves within an error of ±10% while holding the test fabric during and after curve formation. The system is subject to future iterations to improve its performance and to be made compatible with factory processes.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-042519-155503
  • 2019
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  • 2019-04-25
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