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21st June 2017, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to exhibit at Pitti Filati 81

Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A., an Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will exhibit at the 81st edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy.

The company 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.

MACH2XS123 15L (WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine). © Shima Seiki

On display will be Shima Seiki’s flagship WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine, MACH2XS. Featuring such innovations as the original SlideNeedle on four needle beds, as well as the company's patented spring-loaded moveable sinker system, MACH2XS can knit beautiful, high-quality 3D Items with dimensional structures and details that are uniquely WHOLEGARMENT, all with very high efficiency while minimising dependence upon labour-intensive sewing and linking, the company reports.

APEX3’s capability

These qualities of WHOLEGARMENT knit production are maximised in combination with the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system, the latest version of which will be exhibited at Pitti Filati, according to the manufacturer.

At the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept, APEX3 aims to provide comprehensive support throughout the apparel supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to production and even sales promotion.

SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D design system). © Shima Seiki

Especially effective is APEX3’s capability to improve on the design and evaluation process with Virtual Sampling. Ultra-realistic simulation capability on APEX3 allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the significant amount of time, cost and material spent during the sample-making process. With this new manufacturing model, the production cycle can be shortened to such an extent that on-demand production can revolutionise the supply chain to support mass-customisation and increasing consumer demand for e-commerce applications.

Exhibition details

Date: Wednesday, 28 - Friday, 30 June 2017

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

Location: Fortessa da Basso

Viale Filippo Strossi, 1, Firense, 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:

  • MACH2XS123 15L (WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine)
  • SDS-ONE 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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