Revolutionary research aims to create garments without waste

December 2, 2016

Beth Esponnette envisions a world in which clothing is made to order on a 3-D printer that builds each item with no waste in a process that could include scanning a person’s body measurements. After winning a Faculty Research Award, Esponnette, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Product Design, hired Sarah Hashiguchi, a Clark Honors College student majoring in product design and minoring in chemistry, to assist with the research. The Oregon Quarterly winter 2016 issue profiled their work.

Sarah Hashiguchi and Beth Esponnette explore chemical-reactive 3-D printing
Above: Sarah Hashiguchi (left) and Beth Esponnette are exploring chemical-reactive 3-D printing in a collaboration with the UO Department of Chemistry. Photo courtesy Oregon Quarterly.