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1 Dr. Mike Fralix Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, England May 28, 2009 Can You Imagine? (Hot Technologies Transforming the Industry)

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3 What is [TC] 2 ? Technology Training Thinking Doing Sustaining Sustainability

4 Dr. Mike Fralix Manchester Metropolitan University May 28, 2009

5 Can You Imagine…. Automobile tires without air?

6 It’s a “TWEEL”!

7 Can You Imagine…. Needing a forklift to transport a 5 Meg hard drive?

8 These are 16 GB memory sticks! They have 3,200 times more capacity and weigh almost nothing.

9 < 3 Days The worldwide average length of time that consumers are willing to wait for delivery of items ordered by catalog, phone, or the Internet today is....

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11 Do you find yourself doing things in the same way for no particular reason?

12 Thinking Thinking Outside the Triangle!

13 What is Sustainability? Is it about recycling? Is it about carbon footprint? Is it about energy consumption? Is it about organic? Is it about all of the above and a whole lot more?

14 What is Sustainability? Performance without Waste!

15 I would argue that sometimes it is just a matter of perspective!

16 Could sustainability be about technology and processes?

17 Can You Imagine…. Computers that are the size of ink pens?

18 What is Lean? Performance without Waste!

19 What is Sustainability? Performance without Waste!

20 Therefore, Lean is Sustainability!

21 What is Waste?

22 Muda Japanese word meaning Waste Any activity that the customer is not willing to pay for The Opposite of Value!!!

23 8 Types of Waste Delay Over Production Inventory Motion Over Processing Correction Conveyance Knowledge Disconnection

24 Have you thought about…. Shipping a product before it is manufactured?

25 1960’s Design Make Sell Ship 1980’s Design Sell Make Ship 2000’s Design Sell Ship Make Supply Chain Evolution

26 How can we really ship a product before we make it? Keep it Digital!

27 But, where will we ship it?

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29 How are we going to get it there?

30 Internet 1969 Do You Remember…. Only Four Clients on the Internet?

31 But, how would we convert it?

32 Sustainable Knitting

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35 A.None B.A little C.A lot D.It depends E.None of the above How much water is used to color fabric?

36 Can You Imagine…. Applying color to fabric in the cutting room?

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39 Can You Imagine…. Creating a product without the need to make a physical sample?

40 Can You Imagine…. Making one sample or prototype and sending it to many places around the world?

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42 Can Virtual Communities Contribute to Sustainability?

43 What are Virtual Communities? What are Avatars?

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48 Lifelike Avatars

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50 3,000 Reference Points

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53 Face Wrapping

54 Personal Avatars

55 Virtual Fashion from 3D Body Scans

56 What if You Could…. Try on clothes using your cell phone?

57 Now That is Cool!

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59 Shing Ling Siruba Juki Brother Cool Zone SPESA ’ 60’ Stage 3D Sustainability RFID 30’X30’ 30’X20’ 40x30 Conversion Digital Dyeing Yarn Dyed Prints 2-sided Printing/coloring Virtual Fashion Communities Avatars Fabric Properties Track & Trace – Production Care Instructions GPS Enabled Cool Sewing TPC - Sizemic Telestia OptiTex Assyst Lectra Gerber Tukatech [TC]² Human Solutions Telmat Shapely Shadow Motion Capture Avatars w/Faces 40’X25’ Pattern cutter Jesse Lescanik Vertical Plotter Cutter Printer Jacquard Knitter 3D Printing – Timberland 3D Knitting Meeting Area 30’x20’ Reception

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