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17th January 2018, Wakayama

Shima to present latest solutions in Florence

Shima Seiki Italia, an Italian subsidiary of a leading Japanese computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, will exhibit at the 82nd edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy, next week. It will participate in the Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aimed 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 SVR093SP shortbed version of its computerised knitting machine that features a special loop presser bed, capable of producing hybrid inlay fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics.

SVR093SPSV computerised knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

“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,” the company reports. Knitted accessory items will also be presented to demonstrate the flexibility of Shima Seiki’s knitting technology.

3D design system

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.

SDSONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

“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 sample making. This realises significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing to sustainable manufacturing,” the company says.

Exhibition details

Date: Wednesday, 24-26 January 2018

Hours: 9:00AM 6:00PM (final day: 9:00AM 4:00PM)

Location: Fortezza da Basso

Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze, Italy

Tel: +39 055 49721

Organiser: Pitti Immagine S.r.l.

Tel: +39 055 36931

Booth No.: C18/19

Fashion At Work Section

Padiglione Centrale (Central Pavilion)

Piano Inferiore (basement floor)

Exhibited technology:

  • SVR093SPSV 14G (Computerised knitting machine)
  • SDSONE APEX3 (3D design system)

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A.

Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]


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