New knitting machines for cut-resistant uppers for shoes
Also exhibited will be the SVR123SP computerized flat knitting machine featuring a dedicated loop presser bed that permits full use of inlay techniques for the production of hybrid fabrics that feature both knit and weave characteristics, suited to the production of safety-oriented functional fabrics.
Also demonstrated will be Shima Seiki’s new SDSONE APEX4 3D design system. APEX4 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 minimizing the time, cost and resources normally required with sample making, supporting smart, speedy and sustainable apparel production.