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New York - Shima Seiki will exhibit at the Première Vision show in New York this month where it will once again participate in the 'Manufacturing' area dedicated to technical and logistical manufacturing solutions as sole machine technologist with a machine exhibit.

Given current conditions in garment manufacturing especially in the U.S., Shima Seiki’s proposals at Première Vision New York should be of timely significance. Reinforcing the Made in USA movement for returning garment production back onshore, consumer trends such as increase in online shopping activity have also changed supply chain requirements, with growing demand for mass customization and short turnaround.

The combination of Shima Seiki’s WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology and SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system is said to offer an ideal manufacturing model to support such new demand in e-commerce and customization.

Because of their capability to produce elegant items in their entirety in 3D without the need for sewing or linking, WHOLEGARMENT knitting machines realize high-quality quick response production thanks to reduced lead times as well as reduced dependence on labor. These qualities are maximized with the latest MACH2XS machine on display at Première Vision.

WHOLEGARMENT knitting, together with the aforementioned SDS-ONE APEX3, form a synergy which Shima Seiki says "provides revolutionary game-changing flexibility in the knit supply chain."

Ultra-realistic simulation capability on APEX3 allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the time, cost, energy and material that the sample-making process requires with current manufacturing. With this new manufacturing model, on-demand knitting realizes optimized inventory, eliminating waste from the production cycle for truly sustainable fashion.

Premiere Vision New York takes place from 16-17 January at Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue (at 55th Street), New York. Shima Seiki can be found at booth L14.

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