Futuristic Spray-on Clothes!

Futuristic Spray-on Clothes!

Posted in on December 20, 2010

Finally an invention from the pages of science fiction has become a reality. Spray-on clothing, which has been featured on sci-fi shows like Futurama on more than one occasion, has been realized.

In 2000, Fabrican patented an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric. Recently, this invention received media attention when it was awarded as one of the top 50 inventions of 2010, by TIME magazine.

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The original idea of spray-on fabric came from Manel Torres' work in the fashion industry, but it has uses beyond clothing. The technology has potential uses in medical, automotive, and design industries.

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The clothing is applied via aerosol can or spray gun, and adheres to the surface of the model's skin. When sprayed, micro fibers are "cross-linked", creating a single, durable mesh that conforms to the shape it is applied to.

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When applied directly to the skin, the spray forms a lightweight, flexible shirt in minutes. Different colors can be used to add some style.

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The model wears paper and cardboard forms that will help shape the material to the desired shape.

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A fashion show was held to demonstrate the technology and show its uses as a quick prototyping material for designers.

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This image shows the similarity between spray-on clothing on Futurama with real-life spray-on clothing. Fabrican must be fans of the show because the color is exactly the same.

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Video of spray on clothing in action:

Visit the Fabrican website for more info,

This article was originally published on goify.com.

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