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Shima Seiki to celebrate 20 years of WholeGarment at ITMA
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Sep '15
Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is celebrating the 20th anniversary of WholeGarment technology at ITMA 2015 and will be showing the same and other machines at Hall 5 stand A 102.

At the last ITMA held in Milan in 1995, Shima Seiki had introduced the world's first Wholegarment knitting machine, which is capable of producing a garment in its entirety with no seams.

“At the trade show, Shima Seiki will propose several novel ways to produce Wholegarment knitwear even more efficiently by exploiting 3D shaping and tubular knitting characteristics,” it said in a press release.

Furthermore, the company will emphasise the economic and logistic advantages in domestic production of the technology, which further increases the sustainability factor by eliminating time, cost and energy otherwise spent in shipping from off-shore locations.

It is displaying the compilation of two decades of ongoing research, development and refinement in Wholegarment knitting technology, which is the new MACH2XS.

“The new flagship machine features the company's original SlideNeedle on four needle beds that earned it the pinnacle position in modern knitting machine technology,” Shima Seiki added.

Other exhibits include new versions of the SRY-LP series with special loop presser beds that debuted at ITMA Barcelona four years ago and led to the development of hybrid knit-weave fabrics.

Proposals in knitting will be made for various applications outside the realm of fashion, including home furnishings, sports, medical, automotive, aerospace and other industrial textiles.

Demonstrations will also be held on an updated version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system that provides comprehensive support for the entire knit supply chain from planning and design to production and sales promotion.

With a new 3D graphics engine for producing simulations with even higher quality, ultra-realistic virtual sampling minimises the costly time, energy and resource-consuming sample making process for quick and shortened lead times.

According to Shima Seiki, the APEX3 also supports design and simulation in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.

At ITMA 2015, the company will be showing a wide range of textile applications including non-knitting technology such as the SIP flatbed inkjet printing machine.

For the first time at ITMA, Shima Seiki will also be showcasing the P-CAM NC cutting machine, to demonstrate its comprehensive strength and commitment to the textile industry as a whole.

Also on show is a brand new design system; the APEX-T developed in collaboration with Toyota Industries Corporation that offers design solutions for use with the weaving machine manufacturer's air jet looms.

“The Shima Seiki booth will be over 650 square meters packed with innovations, in machinery, knitted examples and proposals for business models,” it informed. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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