Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A, the Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, is set to exhibit at the 83rd edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. The company will be seen in booth C18/19 at the Fashion At Work section of the expo, which will be held from June 27 to 29, 2018.
The Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aims at appealing to the technical and creative interests of visitors by providing hardware and software solutions for design, manufacturing, and processing of knitted goods.
On display will be the SVR123SP computerised knitting machine that features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics. Demand for such unique fabrics are very high across a wide range of applications, from fashion apparel to sportswear, innerwear, outerwear, uniforms and other functional clothing, as well as technical textiles. Knitted accessory items will also be presented to demonstrate the flexibility of knitting technology.
The latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D design system SDSONE APEX3 will also be exhibited at Pitti Filati. At the core of the company’s ‘Total Fashion System’ concept, APEX3 provides comprehensive support throughout the production supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning, and design to production and even sales promotion. Especially effective is the way APEX3 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimise the need for actual samplemaking. This realises significant savings in time, cost, and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India