This 3D Weaver Could Change the Face of Architecture
Oluwaseyi Sosanya is the founder of Sosafresh, a loom specially designed for weaving in three dimensions. His 3D weaver technology, and the structures it can create, include applications in medical, architecture, vehicle, aerospace, and sportswear industries.
We caught up with Oluwaseyi ahead of this appearance at RE.WORK Future Cities Summit next month.
What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact our future cities?
Textiles have already changed the face of urban architecture. With the advancements in digital manufacturing I see textiles playing an even stronger role providing material that can be made on demand to spec with very little waste. Essentially rethinking how textile composites can be use as new building materials.
What is the biggest obstacle to integrating emerging technology into urban infrastructure, cities and communities?
What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?
Crossover for other industries is something that will push the textile industry to challenge existing manufacturing processes and develop new textiles that may enter new industries.
What are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise that will affect our future cities?
I am personally most excited about the increasing access to technologies that were once a challenge to engage with. At the moment we, the consumers, are becoming more empowered with the new platforms being developed that give us access to create our own products and experiences.
Future cities will be full of IoT (Internet of Things) devices that tailor to customers specific needs and communicate with each other to reduce energy loss improve connectivity and increase overall performance. Many of these devices will be made by the user themselves with the desired experience and level of engagement.
Oluwaseyi Sosanya will be speaking at RE.WORK Future Cities Summit, London, on 4-5 December. To view the full line-up and register to attend, go to: re-work.co/cities