THE EVELYN BURGOYNE TEXTILE INNOVATION LAB
The FTC Labs will be closed until the start of Spring 2024 semester. New hours will be posted beginning Monday, January 8th.
The TIL contains textile tech equipment and software used for textile design and prototype development. Review the list of available equipment below. If you need training, please follow the steps on the Sign-up + Training page.
EPSON SURE COLOR F6200 DYE SUBLIMATION DIGITAL FABRIC PRINTER
Uses a dye sublimation process, it transfers ink from paper onto polyester or PVA blended fabric/materials ONLY. Epson prints in a maximum width of 44 inches. and indefinite length. Print a test strip 6 x 44 inch prior to the final print file and use it to calibrate the heat settings for your material.
INDUSTRIAL HEAT CALENDAR
This machine can quickly press fabric yardage, be used to apply heat-transfer vinyls, and transfer your digital print design from sublimation paper to polyester materials.
CALCOMP PATTERN DIGITIZATION TABLET
The CalComp Roll-Up digitizer is used to digitize physical patterns. Digitized patterns can be digitall modified, graded into multiple sizes, exported as true-to-scale shapes for pattern engineering and pattern plotting.
SEVEN-THREAD AUTOMATED EMBROIDERY MACHINE
This machine can embroider 7 colors automatically. This machine requires that you set-up your design file with the Artistic Digitizer software, available on the desktop computers in 6461. Save your prepared artwork file as a JPG file format to a jump drive, and insert it into the ELNA 970 console...
PFAFF 8312 ULTRASONIC WELDING MACHINE
Ultrasonic welding is a modern, innovative and economic alternative and complementary to conventional sewing technology that fuses materials together using ultrasonic vibration, creating a durable seal. If you are assembling laminates, clothing fabrics with high share of polymeric fiber and/or technical nonwovens, ultrasonic welding using the PFAFF 8312 is a great alternative to conventional needle sewing. This welder can fuse and cut seams in several different patterns.
CRICUT MAKER MACHINE + DESIGN SPACE
This machine is an automated cutting machine for paper, stick-on vinyl, iron-on heat transfers, cardstock, poster board, and specific lightweight fabrics. This machine uses the online Cricut Design Space for file setup. (self training). Bring your own Cricut-brand materials- These can be purchased at craft stores or online. https://design.cricut.com/
SILHOUETTE CAMEO PRO 4 + SILHOUETTE STUDIO DESIGN SOFTWARE
The Silhouette Cameo 4 is a 24" Wide Vinyl Cutter. Powered by Silhouette Studio software, the newest, fastest and most powerful desktop cutting machine on the market. The PRO opens the door to a new world of media, projects, and capabilities. CAMEO 4 PRO is the perfect first vinyl cutting machine for cut vinyl, heat transfer, fabric, acetate, foam, burlap, felt, balsa wood, leather, and more.
JANOME MEMORY CRAFT 6600 EMBROIDERY MACHINE
This machine does one-color manual freehand embroidery. It contains loads of features created for quilters, including layered fabric feeding. It has 163 built-in stitches, including alphabet/monogramming, automated buttonholes and specialized stitch features.
JANOME 300E EMBROIDERY MACHINE
This is a single-thread automated embroidery machine that requires design set up using the Artistic Digitizer or digitizer junior software. It features 100 built-in designs, and includes 2 different hoop sizes.
JANOME FM-725 NEEDLE FELTING MACHINE
The FM-725 is a needle felting machine - it does not sew, but uses barbed needles to mesh fabrics together. The fibers mingle to create new color and texture combinations that simply cannot be achieved with embroidery, applique, or any other kind of needlework.
MACOMBER 4-HARNESS FLOOR LOOM
Traditional upright weaving loom, for machine for weaving fabrics up to 36” in width. Requires 2 weeks reservation for warp setup and training (signup in TIL)
BABYWOLF 6-HARNESS FLOOR LOOM
Traditional folding upright weaving loom, for machine for weaving fabrics up to 24” in width. Requires 2 weeks reservation for warp setup and training (signup in TIL)
WARPING BOARDS + YARN SPOOLERS
The TIL has one 15 YD warping board and one 5 YD warping board. These are used to organize your warp yarns in preparation for setting up your weaving loom.
There are also two yarn swifts and two ball winders for organizing and spooling your yarns.
M620 AMSCOPE MICROSCOPE
40X to 2500X magnification for studying a range of specimens including fibers, cells and micro surfaces.
Monitor and capture photos and videos with the included 1.3 MP digital eyepiece camera. Professional microscopy software for Windows and mac provide tools for image processing, measuring, and more.
250x magnification microscope can be plugged directly into any device's USB ports. Features on screen views of microscopic images.
Software for developing print and pattern designs for textiles with elaborate color reduction, coordinates and colorway functions:
Software to develop true to life structured knit designs using 3D stitches and yarns:
Award winning woven design software to develop custom woven designs:
ARTISTIC DIGITIZER EMBROIDERY DESIGN SOFTWARE
Create and embellish any project easily with this robust embroidery software. You can create original designs, add personal touches, choose from a plentiful selection of digitizing options, advanced editing features, crystal work, quilting motifs and more.
Create representative 3D models of your embroidery designs
Engineer embroidery designs to pattern shapes
Select colors and run automation simulations to check your design before stitching
The lab is also home for other resources listed below -available for students during open lab hours...
Textiles Resource Library + Swatch Wall (room 6465)
Group meeting/brainstorming space with magnetic whiteboards + screen
Tools and machine accessories
Self-healing spreading/cutting table
Books and magazines on textiles
PFAFF 8303I CONTINUOUS SEAM SEALER (NOW LOCATED IN THE RAPID PROTOTYPING CENTER)
Ultrasonic welding is a modern, innovative and economic alternative and complementary to conventional sewing technology that fuses materials together using ultrasonic vibration, creating a durable seal. This machine is a hot-air taping machine for welding continuous seams on water-resistant, waterproof and breathable materials. It is ideal for waterproofing zippers, felled seams on footwear, soft goods or outerwear. It is also useful for adding reflective or other fusible tapes to garments and other soft goods applications.