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Shima’s design capabilities at SPINEXPO Shanghai

The manufacturer will show the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX series 3D design system.

27th August 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Wakayama

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

SDS-ONE APEX series 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, together with its Hong Kong subsidiary Shima Seiki (Hong Kong), will participate in the 34th Session of SPINEXPO in Shanghai, China, in September.

The manufacturer will show the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX series 3D design system. APEX is at the core of Shima Seiki’s Total Fashion System concept, made possible through its comprehensive support of the knit apparel production process from planning and production to sales promotion.

“Furthermore, its capability for virtual sampling is especially effective in streamlining the production process. Ultra-realistic simulation capability allows the use of virtual samples for evaluating design variations without producing actual samples for each variation, thereby minimising the time, cost and resources normally required with sample-making, supporting smart, speedy and sustainable apparel production,” the company explains.

“The key to realistic knit simulation is in the yarn, which is digitalised by scanning actual yarn,” it continues. As powerful support of this process, Shima Seiki will preview its brand new yarnbank digital yarn sourcing website at SPINEXPO.

With yarnbank , users can search and download digital yarn data for use in virtual sampling on APEX. Downloading yarn data reduces the need for scanning yarns manually, while accuracy of simulations, as well as efficiency in product planning is improved. For the yarn company, yarnbank provides a brand-new channel for sales promotion.

yarnbank digital yarn sourcing website. © Shima Seiki

yarnbank digital yarn sourcing website. © Shima Seiki

“With yarnbank, the entire supply chain from yarn companies and apparel companies to knit manufacturers can be connected digitally. Also on display will be the latest collection of knit samples, including Wholegarment knitwear that is knit in its entirety on the machine without the need for linking or sewing afterward. Without seams, Wholegarment knitwear features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics.”

Exhibition details

Exhibition: SPINEXPO 34th Session Shanghai

Date: 3-5 September 2019

Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86-21-20893600

Booth No.: G07

Exhibited technology:

  • SDS-ONE APEX series 3D design system
  • yarnbank digital yarn sourcing website
  • Wholegarment and other knitwear samples

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki (Hong Kong)

Tel: +852-2898-8339

Email: [email protected]

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