Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. will exhibit in Première Vision New York on January 17th and 18th.
It will participate in the new “Manufacturing” area dedicated to technical and logistical manufacturing solutions as the sole machine technologist with a machine exhibit.
Given current conditions in garment manufacturing especially in the U.S., Shima Seiki’s proposals at Première Vision New York should be of timely significance. Reinforcing the Made in USA movement for returning garment production back on-shore, consumer trends such as increasing online shopping activity have also changed supply chain requirements, with growing demand for mass customization and short turnaround. The combination of Shima Seiki’s WholeGarment knitting technology and SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system offers an ideal manufacturing model to support just that.
To further enhance the planning and design capability of APEX3, Shima Seiki’s new web-based fashion service “staf” (Shima trend archive and forecast) will also be demonstrated. staf provides a massive collection of fashion related content including an archive of fashion and color trends covering the past 50 years. This information can be neatly organized on a virtual concept board that can be shared across various devices, improving on planning efficiency significantly.
Also on display will be the novel SRY computerized flat knitting machine with specialized loop presser beds that provide unprecedented capability especially with inlay patterns.