The Evolution Of Textiles
What could be a better interface for computing than one that is already around us all the time?
Textiles are designed to be comfortably worn or used day and night – perfect for continuous connection.
Through a combination of conductive knitted textile, printed electronics, hardware and data science we can use them to sense and respond ambiently to the human body and connect people to each other and their environments like never before.
A single fiber has the capability of a billion functions, what then is the possibility of textile?
Yoel Fink, Professor of Materials Science at MIT
With over 80,000 square feet of advanced manufacturing capacity, our facility provides an end-to-end Textile Computing supply chain.
It boasts a state-of-the-art 3D digital fabrication and robotic knitting division, a traditional cut and sew operation, and significant proprietary technologies. Our manufacturing facility is certified compliant with the stringent standards of ISO 9001:2015.
Myant’s printed electronics use nanomaterials, conductive polymers and silicon-based organic polymers to create flexible electronic devices, sensors and actuators that are uniquely integrated within the textiles. Our engineers and data scientists are continually testing new methods of sensing and analysis.
When textiles become a platform for computing, accuracy and consistency become critical. Advanced manufacturing means utilizing automation and robotics, automation economics and workforce development. Our 80,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto looks to the future of manufacturing with these elements at its heart.
Our state-of-the-art robotic knitting technology has been uniquely modified to adapt to the new industry we call Textile Computing. Robotic knitting provides the ability to seamlessly integrate a mix of different yarns to achieve passive and active functions in precise targeted locations within a single garment.