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18th April 2017, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to hold Knitting Seminar & Workshop in New York

Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., the US subsidiary of a leading Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, will hold the third edition of its Global 3D (G3D) Knitting Seminar & Workshop at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Brooklyn, New York, US, later this month.

On display will be the company’s computerised flat knitting technology, represented by the latest Wholegarment knitting machines, computerised flat knitting machines, and 3D apparel design system.

Future of the industry

With over 100 attendees and 50 companies participating at the previous edition, response toward past editions of G3D seminars and workshops has been highly positive, the manufacturer reports.

MACH2XS123 Wholegarment knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

For the third edition, Shima Seiki is now partnering with Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), an educational and professional resource for the fashion industry established by Pratt Institute that provides designers with the means to transform their ideas into a successful business. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together representatives from across the apparel industry to focus on the future of the industry.

On display

On display will be Shima Seiki’s flagship MACH2XS Wholegarment knitting machine featuring the original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and spring-type moveable sinkers. MACH2XS has been developed to offer high efficiency and stability with extended patterning capability while knitting Wholegarment items.

The compact SWG061N2 Wholegarment knitting machine offers flexible production, as well as the capability for producing technical textiles for sports, medical and other industrial applications, the company reports.

The new SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine features a loop presser bed with inlay capability, offering new and exciting possibilities in hybrid knit-weave textiles. The compact SSR112 workhorse machine will also be on display to demonstrate the leading edge in computerised shaped knitting technology.

Virtual Sampling

Also shown is the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system that is at the core of Shima Seiki’s Total Fashion System concept, that integrates knit production into one smooth workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion.

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

Virtual Sampling through photo-realistic simulation minimises the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in various other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.


Exhibition: 3rd Global 3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop

Date: Tuesday, 25 ~ Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Hours: 9:00AM ~ 4:30PM

Venue: Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

630 Flushing Ave. Suite 704, Brooklyn, NY 11206 U.S.A.

Tel: +1-718-687-5700


  • MACH2XS153 15L Wholegarment knitting machine
  • MACH2X173 15L Wholegarment knitting machine
  • SWG061N2 10G Wholegarment knitting machine
  • SVR123SP-SV 14G Computerised flat knitting machine
  • SSR112-SV 7G Computerised flat 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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