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Robots Set Their Sights on a New Job: Sewing Blue Jeans

Robots Set Their Sights on a New Job: Sewing Blue Jeans

Will a robot ever make your blue jeans? There is a quiet effort underway to find out — involving clothing and technology companies, including Germany’s Siemens AG and Levi Strauss & Co. The idea of using robots to bring more manufacturing back from overseas gained...

Making PPE Safer by Design for Women in Industrial Jobs

Making PPE Safer by Design for Women in Industrial Jobs

In 2020, there were approximately 70 million women in the U.S. workforce, representing 56.2 percent of all workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data. While substantially underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated industries, the number of women...

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector. The yarn is specially crafted for the development...

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