It is both in the industrial and creative processes that Têxtil Adalberto has been using 3D technology, registering significant gains in time, costs and raw materials, and thus becoming even more sustainable. The group responded immediately to the evidence that the pandemic would force a qualitative and quantitative leap, and “made progress with 3D production tests in early 2020”, explains the group’s director of Innovation and Development, Hugo Miranda.
The 3D technology allows the industrial process to be based on a prototype – which does not require molds or samples – “fitting the needs of the customer” in real time.
And if that is a clear industrial advantage over the traditional production process, the gains in the creative process are also very significant: “the digital design of the prototype allows so many design solutions. It’s possible to customize a product to a limit that is not within the reach of the traditional processes”, says Hugo Miranda.
All of these gains “have a major positive impact in terms of stock management – one of the biggest problems of physical stores – and in the understanding between textile companies and their customers”, especially those on the other side of the export business, stresses the director of Innovation and Development.
“At this moment, Adalberto is among the best in the world in terms of the use of 3D technology”, says Hugo Miranda.