Wakayama - Computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will begin 2016 with attendance at two key exhibitions.
The Wakayama, Japan based firm will participate at the at the ISPO exhibition in Munich, Germany and the Première Vision show in New York, both of which take place later this month.
In New York the Shima Seiki will offer visitors demonstrations on the updated version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system.
At the core of SHIMA SEIKI’s “Total Fashion System” concept, APEX3 offers comprehensive support of the entire process of knitwear production from planning and design to production and sales promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling. Ultra-realistic simulation capability allows Virtual Sampling to minimize the costly time- and resource-consuming sample-making process while enhancing presentation quality. 3D simulation allows evaluation of knitwear from all angles. 3D fitting simulation of multiple coordinate items are possible as well. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.
Shima Seiki will also exhibit knitwear produced on its latest line of computerized knitting machines, including revolutionary WHOLEGARMENT knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics.
SDS-ONE APEX3 will also be on display at ISPO, the leading sportswear exhibition where Shima Seiki will also showcase its SWG091N2 compact WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine suited to seam-free knit production in the field of athletic performance wear.
Featuring Shima Seiki’s original SlideNeedle, SWG091N2 is capable of flexible production from small knitted items such as gloves and socks to garment-size products. It can also knit various textures and fabric structures for creating compression fabric, spacer fabric and other effects that aid in athletic support and protection. SWG091N2 can knit all of these items in 3D without any seams.
Also on display for the first time at ISPO will be the SRY123LP machine which can produce hybrid knit-weave fabrics using inlay yarns. Inlay technique allows difficult-to-knit technical yarns such as monofilament and metallic yarns, expanding its applications to include technical textiles for sports wear, sports gear as well as the outdoor and leisure industries.
ISPO Munich takes place from 24th - 27th January at Messe München, Germany while Première Vision New York will be held at Pier 94, New York City from 19 to 20th January.