Sandwiching textiles with FDM Printing


  • Mahmut-Sami Özev Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • Andrea Ehrmann Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany



textile fabrics, fused deposition modeling (FDM), composite, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), cotton, aramid


3D printing on textile fabrics has been investigated intensively during the last years. A critical factor is the adhesion between the printed polymer and the textile fabric, limiting the potential areas of application. Especially safety-related applications, e.g. stab-resistant textile/polymer composites, need to show reliable adhesion between both components to serve their purpose. Here we investigate the possibility of sandwiching textiles between 3D-printed layers, produced by fused deposition modeling (FDM). We show that adding nubs to the lower 3D-printed layers stabilizes the inner textile fabric and suggest future constructive improvements to further enhance the textile-polymer connection.


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Cross section of PLA sample




How to Cite

Özev, M.-S. ., & Ehrmann, A. (2023). Sandwiching textiles with FDM Printing. Communications in Development and Assembling of Textile Products, 4(1), 88–94.



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