HYBRID MEMBRANE is investigating the process of digital ultrasonic joining technology for innovations in technical textiles and outdoor products. By modifying the process in the form of a single, digitally controlled ultrasonic sonotrode, conventional mechanically joined or bonded seams can be replaced with a continuous welding path.
An important part of the research in the field of sleeping bag production was the visit to Yeti and the resulting cooperation. Yeti is a company based in Görlitz that produces high-quality sleeping bags in Germany under the Nordisk brand. The insight into the production, as well as the comprehensive support with material and production know-how contributed to the development of demonstrator.
In this experiment, the construction and development of the prototyping method is a significant and formative part of the product.
This prototyping tool was used to experimentally explore the design spectrum for air- and watertight seams within the fashion and outdoor textile industry. The design of an inflatable sleeping bag serves as an exemplary application of the explored potentials.
Sonotronic Nagel GmbH
WINT Design Lab