Steve Humpston

Steve Humpston

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Rapid Prototyped Fabrics

A development of resin deposition modelled fabrics

The development of resin deposition modeled fabrics. This encompasses the resin materials, deposition process, and technology or enabling platform for the end user to perform the process. Several unique principles have been proven under each of these headings, the potential of two has been showcased through developments for specific applications. Firstly, a custom angle sensor for the improved biometric monitoring of swimmers. This entailed the production of a low cost, flexible, printable piezoresistive material and printing it in an insulating, watertight surround onto an existing wetsuit. This was presented, with recommendations, for a complete monitoring system. Secondly, an open source RDM machine for the home production of 3D, flexible, solder-less PCBs was designed in combination with a commercially sustainable business plan.