Shima Seiki opens US Showroom and Training Centre
Shima Seiki U.S.A.Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of leading Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., has held an “Advanced 3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop” during the Grand Opening of its new Showroom and Training Centre at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. on September 21st, 2015.
On display are the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, represented by the latest WHOLEGARMENT® machines,computerized flat knitting machines, glove knitting machine and design system.
The new location will be a showcase for the company’s latest offerings in computerized flat knitting technology along with a facility for training. Some of the equipment installed include the flagship MACH2XS which features SHIMA SEIKI’s original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and offers higher efficiency and greater stability while knitting with an expanded range of patterning capability. The compact SWG-N2 series WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine offers increased colour capacity as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles. SRY123LP features loop presser beds and is capable of producing fabrics with woven textures as well as technical textiles. The Yarn Unwinding Option is an essential tool for industrial textile applications, providing smooth and stable yarn feed of material that is normally difficult to feed into knitting machines, such as metallic and monofilament yarns.
Conventional knitting machines such as the compact SSR112 and workhorse SIR122 machine, as well as the latest in SHIMA SEIKI’s legendary glove knitting technology, SFG-I, will also be on display.
Also available is the SDS-ONE APEX3 system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Fashion System” concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion. Virtual Sampling through photo-realistic simulation minimizes the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in various other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.
Also on display are the latest knit samples including SHIMA SEIKI’s original 2016 Spring & Summer collection. Proposals range from novel high-fashion to sustainable fast fashion, weave-knit hybrid fabrics and even technical textiles.