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Cifra announces investment plans for Karl Mayer knitting machines

Leading Italian warp knit seamless specialist Cifra SpA has announced plans to invest in new Karl Mayer RDPJ 6/2 EL double needle bar jacquard machines in 24 gauges to meet increasing demand for its seamless products. Investment plans have not yet been disclosed and said to be out once both companies finalize it. During a recent visit to Nippon Mayer, the Japanese subsidiary of the Karl Mayer Group, Cifra SpA CEO Cesare Citterio, said, “We […]

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Steiger Textil launches ‘Stitch Lab’

Switzerland-based flat knitting machine manufacturer, Steiger textil, has launched a new facility called ‘Stitch Lab’, for experts in knitting and programming to work together with clients on developing their future applications. Using the Stitch Lab, Steiger technicians and their partners will be able to work together via the machine’s 3D simulation software Model Plus (M+). The software will simulate the creation of the stitches, row by row with the use of the virtual knitting machine […]

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Mayer & Cie focusing on expansion, improving efficiency

Mayer & Cie, a Germany-based manufacturer and seller of circular knitting machines and parts, has announced that it will make a sizeable investment in its circular knitting machine production chain in 2017, aimed at improving the efficiency and shortening lead times. Reporting a 10 per cent increase in sales for 2016, compared to the previous year, Managing Director Benjamin Mayer said, “’Traditionally One Step Ahead’ is the guiding principle for the knitting machine manufacturer and […]

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Karl Mayer set to upgrade its showrooms in Germany

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien has been on a technical upgradation spree since May 2016, starting with upgrading a showroom in Chemnitz, Germany and will end with a showroom equipped with high-tech machines in Naila, Bavaria, Germany ready by the end of 2016. The company invested 5 million Euros in setting up the machine technology. The showroom in Chemnitz houses weft-insertion warp knitting machines and a biaxial warp knitting machine whereas, Naila is the first showcase […]

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IFAI 2016: SHIMA SEIKI presenting innovations

Leading Japan-based computerized knitting machine manufacturer, SHIMA SEIKI MFG. LTD., together with its US subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI U.S.A. INC., is participating in the ongoing Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in North Carolina, USA that will end on 21st October 2016. Exhibiting in the ‘Advanced Textiles’ section at the expo, the company is displaying its latest technological contributions to the field of technical textiles. Also Read – ITMA Asia + CITME ’16: SHIMA SEIKI to […]

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Disney Research develops software for industrial knitting machines

Disney Research, a network of research laboratories supporting The Walt Disney Company, has introduced a compiler software to readily program industrial knitting machines. The software allows users to specify designs based on simple shapes and translate those specifications into the needle-level instructions required to operate the machines. High-level shape primitives that can be used to specify the shape and size of a knitted object were developed along with a knitting assembly language that captures capabilities […]

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VTG 2016 begins this November

The 16th edition of Vietnam International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition (VTG), organised by Ministry of Industry & Trade – Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Joint-stock Company, Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co. Ltd. and Chan Chao International Co. Ltd., is all set to raise curtains on November 23 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. VTG has become one of the most influential and comprehensive exhibitions for […]

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