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19th October 2016, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to exhibit technical solutions at IFAI Expo

The leading computerized flatbed knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG, of Wakayama, Japan, together with its US subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., will participate in the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Charlotte, NC, this month.

Exhibiting in the Advanced Textiles section of the Expo, the company will display its latest technological contributions to the field of technical textiles.

SWG091N2 15G WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

On display

Known for its innovative WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology wherein a knitted item is produced in its entirety without seams, Shima SeikI will show its SWG091N2 compact WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine that features the company's original SlideNeedle.

Capable of producing small knitted items from safety gloves and compression socks to more sophisticated advanced industrial textile applications, such as tubular shields and harnesses, SWG091N2 can knit all of these items in 3D in their entirety without seams, the company reports.

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

Also exhibited is the latest version of the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. APEX3 aims to offer comprehensive support of the entire process of knit production from planning and design to production and promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling. Ultra-realistic simulation capability is said to allow Virtual Sampling to minimize the costly time- and resource-consuming sample-making process while enhancing presentation quality.

Exhibition details

Exhibition:          IFAI Expo 2016

Organizer:           Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

Tel: +1-651-222-2508

Date:     Wednesday, 19 ~ Friday, 21 October 2016

Hours:   11:00AM ~ 5:30PM (Final day: 9:00AM~2:00PM)

Venue: Charlotte Convention Center

501 South College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202 USA

Tel: +1-704-339-6000

Booth No.:          A935

Exhibited technology

  • SWG091N2 15G WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information, please contact:

Shima Seiki U.S.A. INC.

Tel:        +1-609-655-4788

Email:    [email protected]



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