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Center for Functional Fabric's Lab

Shima Seiki Haute Tech Lab

Drexel’s Shima Seiki Haute Tech Lab includes a variety of equipment used in textile manufacturing settings to ensure the scalability of functional fabric R&D. Learn More

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

This scanning electron microscope image shows the cross-section of an electrospun Mxene yarn to be translated into fabric devices for wearable storage applications. Learn More

Capacitive touch sensor - Center for Functional Fabrics and Apex Mills

Capacitive Touch Sensor

The capacitive touch sensor is an AFFOA-funded collaboration with the Center for Functional Fabrics and Apex Mills. This dynamic knitted fabric device integrates a single sensing yarn and has implications for robotics, automotives, aerospace, among others. Learn More


AFFOA Looks Backpacks For Drexel Freshmen

Drexel Center for Functional Fabrics and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America handed out Jansport backpacks to all incoming 2017 freshman. The fabric innovation initiative provided individual scannable fabric patterns on each backpack, which allowed the freshmen to connect with each other on social media. Learn More