3D Surface Weaving Machine


A complete weaving system developed through an integrative design of software and hardware components capable of incorporating non-traditional materials such as carbon fibre and electric wires in 3D surface weaving.

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Technical name of innovation
3D Surface Weaving Machine
Research completion
Problem addressed

Enabling of automatic 3D surface weaving.

  • An automatic weaving mechanism for 3D surface weaving derived from traditional weaving design.
  • Specific 3D deformation of a local region realized by adding short-row. 
  • Threads are released with precision through a matrix of independent controlled coils.
Key impact
  • Fabrics with 3D free form surface can be produced with the machine.
  • Materials used for weaving range from traditional fabrics to non-traditional materials for enabling of specific functionalities.
  • Facilitating of semi-automatic weaving.
  • Enable fabrication of personalized wearable products incorporating special features and functions.


  • Hong Kong Standard Patent: 22022061212.5; 22022061211.7
  • Hardware design for 3D surface weaving machine
  • Software development for 3D surface weaving machine

Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence was established by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020. Our Centre Director Professor Helen Meng and Principal Investigators have rich backgrounds in computer vision, multilingual speech and language technologies, natural language processing, and AI-enabled design automation.