Booth #
546
AFFOA, a Manufacturing USA institute, is a non-profit with over 100 members from industry, academia and non-profits dedicated to enabling a domestic manufacturing-based revolution by transforming traditional fibers, yarns, and fabrics into highly sophisticated, integrated and networked devices and systems. To enable rapid transition from idea to product, AFFOA has assembled a high-tech national product prototyping ecosystem called the Fabric Innovation Network (FIN). AFFOA leads the convergence of advanced technology into fibers (''Moore's Law for fibers'') resulting in fabric products that deliver value-added services to the user (''Fabrics as a service''). Through AFFOA's activities, fabrics that see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health and change color will soon be possible to benefit the consumer and warfighter.