The Thread Controller 2 (TC2) is a Digital Jacquard loom manufactured by Tronrud Engineering AS, Dept. Digital Weaving Norway.
The loom is primarily a Sampling and Rapid Prototyping loom, and the output is woven hardcopies. Our loom is computer-controlled and manually operated because it is designed to be operated by the creator/ designer/weaver.
The TC2 allows the user to make a perfect quality sample with the desired fibers, weave structures, warp and weft densities and colours – within hours!
Changes are instant; start & stop as many times as required, without problems. The point is that with a TC2 loom, you get the samples at the latest ‘next day’ and you get them where the decision-makers/ customers are.
One can make a sequence of samples varying for example the scale of the design, the weave structures/ the warp and weft density/colorways etc. With the TC2 loom, it is possible to evaluate the design visually as well as the actual hand/feel of the fabric.
WATCH DEMO VIDEO: Here
The starting price for the TC2 loom is Euro 24000/ USD 26000 (Ex Works).
The price includes a 2-Wide loom with 2 modules and 1 Warp beam. For further details, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designs for the TC2 can be made on the following software platforms:
The Controller software also runs under Linux and MAC. The Loom Driver software is included in the package, but no computer or design programs such as Photoshop.
Scan/Create a design on the Computer
Edit the image and assign weave structures in a design program (Photoshop or any industrial Jacquard program)
Open edited image in the Loom Driver Software
Click to connect TC2 software to the loom