WAKAYAMA, Japan — October 13, 2016 — Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. together with its U.S.-based subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., will participate in the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Charlotte, N.C., this month. Exhibiting in the Advanced Textiles section of the Expo, the company will display its latest technological contributions to the field of technical textiles.
Known for its pioneering WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology wherein a knitted item is produced in its entirety without seams, Shima Seiki will show its SWG091N2 compact WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine that features the company’s original SlideNeedle™. Capable of producing small knitted items from safety gloves and compression socks to more sophisticated advanced industrial textile applications such as tubular shields and harnesses, SWG091N2 can knit all of these items in 3-D in their entirety without seams.
Also exhibited is the latest version of the SDS-ONE APEX3 3-D design system. APEX3 offers comprehensive support of the entire process of knit production from planning and design to production and promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling. Ultra-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the costly time- and resource- consuming sample-making process while enhancing presentation quality.
Posted October 13, 2016
Source: Shima Seiki