Shima Seiki @ ITMA 2023: Next-generation prot...
Shima Seiki @ ITMA 2023

Next-generation prototypes for knitting

(Source: Shima Seiki)
(Source: Shima Seiki)

With a comprehensive display of its latest products and services, flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki will demonstrate smart, speedy and sustainable production. The company will be showing a brand-new lineup mostly consisting of new machines and next-generation prototypes at the ITMA in Milan.
The next-generation group of machines is represented by the letter ‘R,’ first used in the SWG-XR Wholegarment knitting machine launched last year for the 60th anniversary celebration of Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan. Of the 9 knitting machines the company is exhibiting at its 600 m² stand, 8 machines will be part of the next-generation lineup, ranging from Wholegarment knitting machines and computerized flat knitting machines to glove knitting machines. More than 300 items will be on display as proposals for knitted applications in various fields ranging from fashion, sports, shoes, bags, and accessories to medical, safety, automotive, aeronautical, and other wearable and industrial textile applications.
In addition to machine technology, Shima Seiki’s SDS-One Apex series computer graphic design system and software will be shown with their latest software upgrades that feature significant improvements in knit programming, 3D functions and speed. Demonstrations will be available for a comprehensive fashion tech solutions package based on realistic virtual sampling and supported by various digital solutions and web services.
Exhibited Technology
At the trade fair, visitors will be able to see next generation Wholegarment knitting machines, computerized flat knitting machines and glove knitting machines. The company will also be exhibiting an SDS-One Apex4 3D apparel design system as well as ApexFiz design software and the Shima Datamall digital content web service. Furthermore, visitors will be able to experience the yarnbank digital yarn sourcing website, the Shima KnitManager knit production management system, and Wholegarment and other knit samples.

Wholegarment, SDS, ApexFiz, yarnbank = registered trademarks
Datamall, KnitManager = trademarks

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