Fabric Innovation Network

A collaborative infrastructure of prototyping and pilot manufacturing facilities in 29 states spanning the entire connected fabric manufacturing: CAD, fiber devices, textiles, system integration.


AFFOA’s core strength is the administration of the Fabric Innovation Network (FIN), a collaborative infrastructure of industrial and academic partners with significant, yet previously isolated strengths and expertise. AFFOA has assembled these isolated strengths and combined them into a collaborative prototyping and pilot manufacturing engine for the nation. AFFOA offers a number of key services to industry, including an on-demand physical and digital archive of fiber and fabric properties, and a wide array of modeling capabilities designed to meet industry needs.