How it has happened in Texprocess 2018?
Digital workflow process at this year’s microfactory in Texprocess started with Gerber Technology’s AccuMark ® and AccuMark 3D for Product Design. A design file was optimised by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file, to be further sent for digital printing. Digital printing partner Kornit Digital allowed designs to be directly printed on fabric with its patented Fixation on the Fly (FOF) inline pretreatment process. Allegro’ waterless solution left a low eco-footprint by eliminating steps such as pre-treatment, washing, and steaming. Once the fabric was printed, Gerber’s Z1 single- ply cutter with ContourVision™ came into play. An automated vision-aided scan-tocut system processed rolls of custom printed textiles by automatically generating cut files to drive the process. Henderson Sewing Machine has been the sewing partner to this digital microfactory. An autonomous mobile robot, Omron Robot, collected bundled cut parts of the cushion cover to be stitched and transported them to a robotic sewing station at the Henderson Sewing Designed Gantry Robotic Sewing Station.