The Knipschild Design and Research Lab provides dedicated space for Product Development faculty and graduate students to conduct cutting-edge research and scholarship using industry specific technology for fit and textile print design. This was funded by Kathryn and Bedford Knipschild in 2013.
Full Spectrum Laser PS48 Pro-Series CO2 Laser System
Textile and Apparel Management provides access to a Full Spectrum PS48 Pro-Series CO2 Laser System. Both students and faculty create cut or etched textile patterns that are exported to the machine to cut precision designs for fabrics used in apparel design classes or for research.
Mutoh Digital Textile Printer
Textile and Apparel Management provides hands-on access to a state-of-the-art digital textile printer. With the wide-format direct-to-cloth printer TAM students can create digitally engineered textile designs for apparel, or print yardage for a variety of projects. TAM has a Full Spectrum Laser PS48 Pro-Series CO2 Laser System.