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Flat Knitting

Latest Shima Seiki technologies at Pitti Filati 91

Products exhibited will include the SWG-FIRST124 and N.SIR123SP computerized flat knitting machines as well as APEXFiz design software.

22nd June 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama, Japan


Shima Seiki Italia, the Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., will exhibit at the 91st edition of the upcoming Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. Products exhibited will include the SWG-FIRST124 and N.SIR123SP computerized flat knitting machines as well as APEXFiz design software.

The renewed SWG-FIRST124 is a synthesis of all of Shima Seiki’s experience and know-how in computerized shaped knitting, realizing a tremendous range of knitting from full-fashioning and rib shaping to integral knitting. This all-purpose capability is made possible by the revolutionary SlideNeedle, which, together with loop pressers and transfer jacks, offers remarkable variety, expanding the boundaries of flat knitting with the capability to produce garments that were previously impossible to produce.

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The N.SIR123SP computerized knitting machine with intarsia capability features a special loop presser bed for producing hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics. Shown in 18 gauge at the Shima Seiki booth, N.SIR123SP will also feature the special i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colours in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch. Plating can be performed within the same course and for individual needles. In combination with the loop presser and spring-type moveable sinker system even greater diversity in knit design is possible.

APEXFiz is subscription-based design software that supports the creative side of fashion from planning and design to colourway evaluation, realistic fabric simulation and 3D virtual sampling. Virtual samples are a digitized version of sample making that are accurate enough to be used effectively as prototypes, replacing physical sampling and consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste. APEXFiz thereby helps to realize sustainability and digitally transform the fashion supply chain.

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Continuing from past editions of Pitti Filati are knit samples produced in collaboration with Italian designer Vittorio Branchizio. Staff at the Shima Seiki booth will be donning knit uniforms produced as a collaborative effort between Shima Seiki Italia, knitting companies and yarn companies.

Show Details

Booth No. C/4-8

Pitti Filati 91

Fortezza da Basso, Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, Firenze, Italy

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A. Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]

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