Shima Seiki, leading Japanese Flat Knitting Machine manufacturer, will be exhibiting for the first time at the upcoming JEC World 2019 exposition that is to be held in Paris, France from 12-14 March at Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte.
The technology provider will be showcasing P-CAM131 computerised cutting machine (NC cutting machine), SVR123SP computerised flat knitting machine, yarn unwinding device for technical yarns and SDS-ONE APEX3 3D CAD and design system, at the event.
At JEC World, P-CAM131 will be displayed in its most compact form, featuring a cutting area of 1300 mm x 1700 mm.
“PCAM machines are ideally suited for global production in a wide range of industrial applications in addition to apparel and textiles,” the company reports.
Apart from P-CAM, also on the display will be Shima Seiki’s latest SVR123SP, a computerised flat knitting machine that permits the full use of inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the attributes of knitted fabrics with woven textiles.
At JEC World, the SVR machine will operate along with Shima Seiki’s Yarn Unwinding Option that yields optimum yarn feed and tension for use with technical yarns that are otherwise difficult to knit.
“Together, they offer vast possibilities in knitting and weaving of carbon fibre and knitted composite preforms.Because flat knitting as a textile production method can produce end products that are shaped-to-form, post-processing time, cost, material and labour can be eliminated, realising more efficient and sustainable production.” – Shima Seiki
Furthermore, demonstrations will be carried out on the latest version of Shima Seiki’s 3D CAD and Design system SDSONE APEX3. The platform provides support throughout the product supply chain streamlining the workflow.
“APEX3 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimises the need for actual sample-making. It save significant amount of time, cost and material thus contributing to sustainable manufacturing,” the company concludes.