Shima Seiki : Reducing lead-time in sample ma...
Shima Seiki

Reducing lead-time in sample making

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

DZ Group, New York, NY/USA, is a full-service apparel manufacturer based in New York, Shanghai and Beijing, specializing in design and sourcing of quality knitwear and woven products. Previously, the company would repeatedly produce physical samples for product planning and presentation purposes.
High material and sampling costs as well as long lead times are required to make physical samples. By using Apex from Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan, designers at DZ Group are able to produce high-resolution designs and virtual samples simultaneously and in real-time.  
Realistic 3D stitch simulations helps customers to not only to see realistic computer-generated designs, but it can also make confident design decisions. They are able to remind customers that this is a tool that supports sustainable design as well.
Other features available through Apex include virtual fashion shows and 3D virtual fitting simulation.

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