From idea to transfer
The "Textile Factory of the Future" research and test field at the STFI is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is always complemented by industry-relevant technologies. This gives us the opportunity to map a wide variety of processes in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, textile handling and IT in a practical way.
In addition, great importance is attached to developing industry-specific demonstrators on the one hand, and to demonstrating professional and economically viable open source solution approaches for SMEs on the other.
- Stationary and mobile robot systems
- Driverless transport system
- Mobile winder system
- Tablets and wearables (including smart gloves, watches & glasses)
- AR and VR environments
- Machine dashboards
- Inkjet system
- 3D printing system
- Laser-assisted pre-treatment
- Laser cutter
- Open source software (e.g. Node-RED, Grafana)
- Production planning and control software (e.g. Update texware)
- Material flow system (e.g. Plant Simulation)
- 3D modelling (e.g. SketchUp)
You have the possibility of a virtual exploration at STFI. For this purpose, our futureTEX research and test field "Textile Factory of the future" with all its facilities was scanned by the company airmess GmbH from Dresden.
You can move freely around the room virtually and view individual plant technologies at close range. In the "Textile Factory of the Future", STFI scientists are working on topics related to digitalisation in the textile industry. Digital assistance systems, robotics, driverless transport systems and RFID technologies are the main components of the work in this field.
The virtual tour took place as part of the BBA project "Visit Saxony's Textile Hub", which is funded by the Saxon State Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport and implemented and coordinated by Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH.
KIMONO – Customised modelling of neurodermatitis textiles
Project KIMONO deals with the topic of how neurodermatitis textiles can be individually modelled and configured. The aim is to develop a tool with which neurodermatitis clothing can be customised and made up. In addition to neurodermatitis-active additives, new material combinations will also be included in this development, so that even innovative textile surfaces can be expected as potential preliminary products.
TOPAS – Physiologically optimised protective masks for everyday use
Respiratory masks are a hindrance when breathing and speaking, they fog up the glasses, slip and usually do not make the best impression visually either. In the TOPAS project, an alliance of science and industry has made a contribution to optimising the protective effect and wearing comfort as well as the general acceptance of respiratory masks suitable for everyday use for all age groups.
(Picture: Cross-section of a mask with basic body, filter module and filter cover)
VirtualTextileLearning – Learning and assistance systems in the learning process
The aim of the VirtualTextileLearning project is to use the potential of digital technologies to integrate learning into the work process in order to enable self-determined and user-adaptive lifelong learning. In the process, learning location-specific solutions were developed that contribute to the recruitment of skilled workers, support the securing of skilled workers and promote qualification. The implementation project creates synergies between the learning locations of the company, the school and the research and experimental field. New technological impulses are set at all learning locations, for example through the use of data glasses.
Project duration: 06/2019–05/2022