Scientific, Economic and societal Impact

FFD will grant deep insights into the complexities and the mechanics necessary to build full scale virtual prototyping systems covering the whole garment design process, allowing researchers to get a better understanding of what is needed in the industry. Through the reduction of necessary samples for production the textile and clothing companies will have a higher competitiveness in the market, while the system will open new market opportunities to vendors of CAD and PDM/PLM systems. Since the new process chain will provide higher flexibility, companies can more easily agree to special interests issued by the customer, granting a higher customizability.