ACCESS-3DP is a transnational project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The project aims at taking Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) as a new, disruptive technology under the umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing in order to set out frameworks to train and upskill workers in the craft and creative industries.

It is implemented by 5 different organisations in France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

3D Printing in the textile industry: a new era

In recent years, 3D Printing has become growingly ever-present, also in traditional sectors like the textile one, which to promote efficiency and sustainability thanks to the digitalization of the industry.

Source: Danit Peleg (

The textile industry is moving towards a more digitalized future, one that promotes and improves efficiency and sustainability. The advancing technical possibilities in 3D Printing and 3D scanning make development possible due to several advantages:

  • Cost reduction through 3D simulation. New softwares could test cuts on virtusal size avatars as well as colours and patterns. This will allow to make the creation of the collection faster, more accurate and more cost-effective.
  • Individualized production through 3D printing, taking into account the personal information of each client.
  • Reduction of inventory waste or even overproduction due to the on-demand production criteria established.

To sum up, it is a reality that tailor-made products with the integration of 3D printing technologies among others are a reality for consumers and its production is starting to replace the traditional one as a signal of innovation and digitalization of the sector.

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Almudena Muñoz ( – CETEM