SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at GT Korea
Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Korean subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI KOREA INC., will participate in the Korea International Garment Machinery and Textile Industry Fair (GT Korea) exhibition in Goyang, South Korea this month.With growing interest in factory automation in the Korean textile industry, SHIMA SEIKI answers the call by presenting its new Total Fashion System at GT Korea. The combination of SHIMA SEIKI’s pioneering WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology that allows a garment to be produced in its entirety without the need for linking or sewing afterward, along with virtual sampling capability on its SDSONE APEX3 3D design system yields revolutionary gamechanging flexibility in the knit supply chain to support current and upcoming trends.
On the production side, the flagship MACH2XS features SHIMA SEIKI’s original SlideNeedle™ on four needle beds and springloaded moveable sinkers for knitting a wide variety of highquality fine gauge WHOLEGARMENT® knitwear in all needles. MACH2S is a versatile Vbed machine that supports production ranging from conventional shaped knitting in all needles to WHOLEGARMENT® knitting using every other needle. The SWGN2 series compact WHOLEGARMENT® machine lineup offers flexible production of a variety of items such as gloves, socks, leggings, hats, mufflers and even childrenswear, as well as technical textiles.
Also on display will be the SDSONE APEX3 3D design system, positioned at the core of the Total Fashion System. APEX3 integrates all stages of apparel production into one smooth and efficient workflow through comprehensive support from planning and design to production and sales promotion. With ultrarealistic product simulations, APEX3 is also capable of Virtual Sampling that minimizes the costly time and resourceconsuming samplemaking process. Virtual samples can also be used in retail as well, and combined with the ondemand capability of WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines, such new trends as masscustomization and eCommerce can be supported through a smart, speedy and sustainable production process.