Special Issue "Industry 4.0 for the Fashion Industry"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis
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Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, 50100 Kila Kozani, Greece
Interests: CAD-based manufacturing; CAD/CAM/CAE; manufacturing and machining; product and packaging design; reverse engineering and prototyping
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Dr. Angelos P. Markopoulos
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: precision and ultraprecision manufacturing processes; micromachining; nonconventional processes in macro; micro- and nanoscale; modeling
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Prof. Dr. Henrique de Amorim Almeida
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School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal Computer Science and Communication Research Centre, Polytechnic of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
Interests: CAD/CAM/CAE; additive manufacturing; direct digital fabrication; manufacturing and machining; product design; reverse engineering
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Spahiu
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Textile and Fashion Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
Interests: CAD-based manufacturing; CAD/CAM/CAE; manufacturing and machining in the fashion industry; reverse engineering and prototyping of garments and footwear

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fashion industry is one of the most important industries with a substantial economic effect worldwide and continuing research and investments in various related sectors. These investments include the use of advanced technologies, which refine, accelerate, improve quality, and raise profitability for stakeholders. Recently, the main innovations have been focused on both sustainable products and processes, due to the fashion industries high contribution to pollution. As part of Industry 4.0, 3D printing technology, the Internet of things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, simulation, etc. offer considerable opportunities by transforming the traditional methods of product design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. Not only has design and manufacturing changed, but also the fabrics. Smart textiles are becoming a more viable option and their applicability is growing. Each of them is shaping the future of the fashion industry by creating both new opportunities within specific sectors and new challenging demands.

This Special Issue will bring together recent advances of Industry 4.0 for the fashion industry, which is seen as a key element in the transformation and future of this industry.

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis
Dr. Angelos P. Markopoulos
Prof. Dr. Henrique de Amorim Almeida
Prof. Dr. Tatjana Spahiu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Machines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Industry 4.0
  • 3D printing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 3D virtual and augmented reality
  • 3D prototyping
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • 3D modeling of fashion products
  • Simulations
  • Smart textiles/fabrics
  • Manufacturing and sustainability
  • Fashion engineering
  • PLM in the fashion industry
  • Garments and footwear  design and manufacturing
  • Wearable technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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