 Also Known as Complete Knitting. .Seamless Technology  Seamless entire garment knitting was introduced in 1995.  Minimal or no cutting and sewing process.  More comfort and better fit by eliminating seams.

Partially machine process (Pasting method) 2.Methods of Production Seamless clothing can be produce by following methods: 1. Fully machine process .

Fin type .Pasting Method  Developed by Bemis and marketed as Sewfree®.two fabric ends are placed edge-to-edge 2. Lap type .  Employs a thin film of adhesive.occurs when one fabric end overlays the other .  Pasting Method is of two types: 1. preferably etherbased polyurethane.

1. Circular knitting machines  Santoni in Brescia is currently leading the market  Stoll. Germany are also famous players .Fully Machine Process Seamless garment can be produced by following Machines. Italy and Merz. V-bed flat knitting machines 2.

Shima Seki Seamless Knitting Machine .

Flowchart of Processes in Seamless Garment Production Style Selection Color/Yarn Selection Design System Fitting Samples Seamless Garment Production Knitting Simulation Photography .

.Style. the style features. Color & Yarn selection  Depending on the type of garment to be made. color and the yarn selection is done.

.Photograph of Customer  Using a Digital camera. the photograph of the person is interfaced to the computer.

the fit and drape of the garment on the body of the wearer can be determined .Designers at Work  Using technologies.

.Shima Seki Boutique  The designed garment can then be manufactured using the Seamless Knitting machine in a boutique.

 Compared to fully-fashioned knitting. there would be more waste. .  The entire garment is useless and must be discarded in case of a defect.Bottlenecks in Seamless Knitting  The Fabric take-down and tension on each loop.  Complete garment knitting also has a problem caused by the alternate needle selection.

Digital Stitch Control Systems Shima Seiki’s i-DSCS®  world’s first and foremost digital device for controlling loop length  The yarn is either fed or retrieved to fine-tune the tension.  Force Feeding of yarn is done in case of heavy and bulk yarns. .

.Applications of Seamless Knitting Apparel – hand gloves. sweaters. Medical compression stockings. hats & socks Upholstery Automotives – Seat covers Medical Textiles – Bandages.

Advantages of using Seamless Garments  Minimises cutting and sewing process.  A reduction of 15% weight of the garment.  No bulky or irritating stitches or seams. .  Quick response production for size changes  Just-in-time production.

Conclusion  At present 8-10 percent of Lingerie products made by seamless methods. functional and popular in the future.  Seamless method is improving day to day with advancements such as DSCS etc. outdoor and fitness .  The future looks bright for the markets.  Product choices will make seamless garments even more unique.

Seamless Garments The Garments of the future… .

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