Digital Manufacturing for Fashion
Innovation for the fashion system, one of the key sectors of the Italian economy, doesn’t depend only on product innovations, but the role that new digital technologies have applied to design and production processes is increasingly crucial. Industry 4.0, or smart manufacturing, is called the fourth industrial revolution because it can substantially redefine the way in which designers and companies work and respond to the changing needs of the market and consumers.
Thanks to the participation of professors and professionals of the field, the "Fashion 4.0" course faces up to the themes dedicated to new digital technologies applied to the fashion industry processes aimed at supporting all phases of the creative and production process, from design to 3D printing.
Industry 4.0, the trend that will most influence the future of the fashion economy, is configured as the tool to revise the traditional production processes, renewing them and helping to increase the competitiveness of Italian fashion companies.
In particular, the course is dedicated to the following topics:
the fashion system today, between innovation and tradition
fashion and digital technologies
application of the main software programs in the field of fashion: virtual prototyping, three-dimensional scanning, CAD, 3D modeling, additive printing technologies
The course will be carried out through theoretical lessons, a workshop for the digital design of a fashion accessory and a workshop for 3D printing.
Director: prof. Alba CappellieriEnd of registration: 27 December, 2021Lectures’ start: 31 January, 2022Lectures’ end: 25 February, 2022Duration: 4 weeks, 120 hoursFrequency: 80% of overall classes is the minimum required to get the certificateLocation: Milan, MFI Campus Value of the course: € 2. 400 (VAT 22% included)A reduction of the economic value equal to the 20% for Students and Alumni MFI is provided, while seats last.The Course is in English.During the whole course an Italian - English bilingual Teaching Assistant is available for foreign students during the project and print workshops.
Students will learn design methodologies that involve the use of the latest generation of innovative digital technologies. The course includes theoretical lessons, exercises, practical experiments and design workshops aimed at deepening the different phases of designing fashion products, from the conception phase to the 3D printing phase.
Students will explore 3D scanning methods, will learn the limits and advantages of the different devices. Part of the course will then be dedicated to experimentation with software for digital modeling, CAD drawing and 3D modeling. Students will be able to physically prototype products using additive printing and laser cutting technologies.
Once the theoretical and technical bases for the use of digital technologies have been learned, students will be encouraged to develop original projects in the fashion product field, implementing the knowledge acquired through the design and 3D printing workshops.