USA: Shima Seiki displays knitting solutions at Première Vision New York
Japan-based computerised knitting technology giant, Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd., marked its presence at the upcoming edition of Première Vision Show in New York, USA. During the two-day textile trade show, the machinery manufacturer exhibited its flagship MACH2XS Wholegarment knitting machine along with its SDSONE APEX3 3D Design System.
Throwing light on the features of MACH2XS Wholegarment machine, Shima Seiki states that this model minimizes the labour dependence as it eliminates the need for human intervention to a great extent. Meanwhile, APEX3 3D design system has the capability to improve the design and evaluation process through Virtual Sampling. The design system minimizes the time consumption, reduces the cost and helps in saving material during the sampling process with its ultra-realistic simulation feature. One of the front runners in textile technology, Shima Seiki claims that the combination of the Wholegarment machine and its 3D design studio enable apparel companies to plan effectively, reduce lead time and eliminate bottlenecks in value-added garment manufacturing, therefore, increasing profit margins. The companies witnessed the live demonstration of these technologies at the Première Vision Show, a premier European Textile workshop.
It’s worth mentioning here that the US is witnessing ‘Made in America’ wave in order to bring garment production back onshore. To capitalise on the same and tap the rapidly increasing demand for mass customization, shorter turnaround and online shopping in the US market, Shima Seiki has utilized the Première Vision Show as a platform to offer a combination of “Manufacturing + Design” knitting technologies.
APEX 3D Design system helps in minimizing time and saving material