The first of the Master classes for WP4 was held on the 3rd of November. I split up the team in 2 groups and asked them to use their strengths to explore different auxetic textile futures. The Master Class focused the topics of 3D printed flexible auxetic geometries on textiles and the value of auxetic textiles in futurewear.
Team 3D printing on textiles consisted of Marion Bertin and Troy Nachtigall and worked with the hot deposition 3iBerlin 3D printer at the UdK DRLab. They had to their disposal PLA, WillowFlex (TPE) and FilaFlex filament and the free open-source software Cura. The task before them was to find settings which produce stable samples of 3D printing on fabric. Ultimately the goal of the team was to find a way to print on pre-stretched synthetic fabrics and then make a small library of possible stretch/printing effects and accompanying printer settings.