Managing Director, BORN
Michael Schneider is the owner/managing director of BORN, a knitting company focused in smart and e-textiles with 10+ years of experience in the development and production of textiles with integrated electronics. Michael has studied information technologies and worked with Siemens as a development engineer for 10 years. In 2010 he founded a sports compression gear brand called ENTORCH and based on the knowledge of compression started working in the smart and e-textiles environment. Recently Michael founded the Smart Textiles Hub – a development center specialized in Smart Textiles.
Production of E-Textiles – Challenges & Best Practice
The production or manufacturing of Smart Textiles is seriously different from the previous methods of textile production. This is where two worlds meet. This means that textile producers must be open to new production methods and processes and machines. Much more than ever before, a very close interaction with the customer is necessary already in the development phase to achieve the best product. In addition, there are new norms and standards as well as certifications that must be adhered to on the part of developers and producers. In this presentation we share our experience from the last years as well as our best-practice we have learned from it.