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1. (WO2018083042) METHOD OF PREPARING A TUFTING PROCESS FOR TUFTING A FABRIC, IN PARTICULAR CARPET

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/083042    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/077664
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: D05C 15/26
D05C 15/32
Applicants: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
Inventors: MARIJSSE, Frank
VANDERJEUGT, Bram
Title: METHOD OF PREPARING A TUFTING PROCESS FOR TUFTING A FABRIC, IN PARTICULAR CARPET
Abstract:
A method of preparing a tufting process for tufting a fabric comprises the steps of: a) selecting at least one object to be shown on a tufted fabric as a three-dimensional tufting structure element (116), b) three-dimensionally scanning the at least one object for providing a set of three-dimensional scan data representing at least a portion of the three-dimensional structure of the at least one object, c) providing a set of tufting instruction data on the basis of the three-dimensional scan data, the tufting instruction data, in association with the at least one three-dimensional tufting structure element (116) to be tufted, comprising information relating to at least one tufting aspect of the piles to be tufted for providing the at least one three-dimensional tufting structure element (116).