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Shima promotes knitted applications in technical textiles

Shima Seiki, together with its US subsidiary, will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, GA, this month.

14th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama

Sports/​Outdoor, Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, together with its US subsidiary Shima Seiki USA, will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Atlanta, GA, this month.

On display will be the company’s latest technological contributions aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, designed and produced on Shima Seiki’s line-up of advanced computer design systems and computerised flat knitting machines.

The company will exhibit its latest SVR123SP shaping machine which features a dedicated loop presser bed mounted above the rear needle bed. This permits full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to various technical applications, the company explains.

At Techtextil North America, the SVR machine will operate together with the Yarn Unwinding Option that yields optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to handle. Together they will be producing knitted fabrics for automotive interior applications for upcoming mobile office and living room scenarios arising from self-driving cars.

SDSONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

Also on display will be the company’s Wholegarment knitting technology that is capable of producing knitted items in their entirety without the need for sewing. Wholegarment smart garments will be presented as proposals in wearable technology for biomonitoring in the sports apparel industry, as well as remote monitoring for the medical and caregiving industries.

The latest version of Shima Seiki’s SDSONE APEX3 3D design system will also be available for demonstrations in design and simulation of various technical textiles. Its ultrarealistic simulation capability that realises Virtual Sampling allows evaluating countless variations before arriving at a final design, and virtual product samples can be used to streamline the decision-making process by minimising the enormous amount of time and cost normally associated with producing actual samples for each variation.

Exhibition details

Exhibition: Techtextil North America

Date: Tuesday, 22-24 May 2018

Hours: 10:00AM 5:00PM (Final day: 3:00PM)

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall B

285 Andrew Young International Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30313 USA

Tel: +14042234000

Organiser: Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

Tel: +17709848016

Booth No.: 2323

Exhibited technology

  • SVR123SPSV 14G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • Yarn Unwinding Option – Yarn unwinding device for technical yarns
  • SDSONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc.

Tel: +16096554788

Email: [email protected]

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