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18th August 2017, Wakayama

Shima to exhibit at Preview in Seoul

Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer of Wakayama, together with its Korean subsidiary Shima Seiki Korea will participate in the Preview in Seoul exhibition in Seoul, Korea, at the end of this month.

Recent consumer trends such as increased online shopping activity have changed supply chain requirements, with growing demand for mass customisation and short turnaround. The combination of Shima Seiki’s Wholegarment knitting technology that allows a garment to be produced in its entirety without the need for linking or sewing afterward, along with the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system yields game-changing flexibility in the knit supply chain to support such trends, the company reports.

APEX3 design system

At Preview in Seoul, the latest version of the APEX3 design system will be on display. At the core of Shima Seiki’s Total Fashion System concept, ultra-realistic simulation capability on APEX3 allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the impact that the sample-making process has on current manufacturing in terms of time and cost.

APEX3 design system. © Shima Seiki

With this new manufacturing model, the production cycle can be shortened to such an extent that on-demand production is possible without being limited to seasonal cycles. APEX3 also supports design and simulation—and consequent time-savings—in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.


To further enhance the capabilities of APEX3, Shima Seiki’s new web-based fashion service staf (shima trend archive and forecast) is available. staf is dedicated to empowering its members with the means to search and download from a rich stock of information, as well as tools to organise that information to aid in fashion planning, design and presentation.

staf features an information archive of fashion and colour trends covering the past 50 years, as well as a massive collection of fashion-related content, covering materials, flat sketches, design patterns and collection photos. All this information can be neatly organised on a virtual concept board that can be shared across various devices, improving on planning efficiency significantly.

Exhibition details

Exhibition: Preview in Seoul 2017

Date: Monday, 28 ~ Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hours: 9:30AM ~ 6:00PM (Final day: ~5:00PM)

Location: COEX A Hall

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Tel: +82-2-6000-0114

Organiser: Korea Federation of Textile Industries Exhibition & Fashion Team

Tel: +82-2-528-4016 / 4020

Booth No.: F41

Exhibited technology

  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D design system)
  • Wholegarment knitwear and other knitted samples

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Korea Inc.

Tel: +82-2-2216-4057

Email: [email protected]


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