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Title: Seamless bra cup moulding of fabric-foam laminated materials
Authors: Yick, KL 
Wu, L
Lin, YL
Lui, KH
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Journal of Dong Hua University (English Edition) (东华大学学报. 英文版), 2010, v. 27, no. 5, p. 131-136
Abstract: Seamless bra cup moulding is an important manufacturing technique for the apparel industry,and in particular,for bra production.Polyurethane(PU)foams and/or fabric-foam laminated sheets are moulded into a desirable cup shape in order to fit the three-dimensional(3D)breast contour.Such foam cups not only provide a wide range of designs combined with different levels of softness and support,but also reduce production costs with minimum cutting and sewing of seams.In this study,two selected PU foam and fabric materials typically used for bra cup moulding were examined.Their respective performance behaviour in relation to different moulding temperatures and time changes were recorded and analyzed.The results reveal that cup heights are greatly affected by the use of foam and/or fabric-foam laminated materials.High moulding temperatures and/or prolonged dwell time could be required when deforming laminated materials and setting large cup sizes.Nevertheless,cup height cannot be taken as the only criteria to determine the optimal moulding conditions,and this is especially the case for large cup sizes.The design of mould heads is a major factor that affects the dimension changes of foam cups.In this respect,to control the foam moulding process,it is suggested that bra manufacturers examine the fabric/foam material properties to determine the optimal moulding condition,and quantify the shape of foam cups to enhance the design and development process of aluminum mould heads.
Keywords: Fabric-foam laminated materials
Bra cup moulding
Moulding conditions
Publisher: Dong Hua University
Journal: Journal of Dong Hua University (English Edition) (东华大学学报. 英文版) 
ISSN: 1000-1484
EISSN: 1672-5220
Rights: © 2010 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。
© 2010 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research purposes.
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