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Strickschuhe

Knitted in 12 minutes

Fast sports shoes! Designed on computer in five and a half minutes, knitted in twelve minutes. How this works is demonstrated by machine-manufacturer Stoll (Reutlingen) and the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF) in the Digital Textile Micro Factory at Techtextil and Texprocess. Kirsten Rein Read more...

The four elements

Students at the Lower Rhine Polytechnic (Hochschule Niederrhein) needed to come up with some ideas. Epson’s commission ran: “To develop new production models – From digital print to assembly”. The ideas which these young people produced can be seen on the exhibition stand. Following print, cut and welding, a mini-collection has been produced, but a ... Read more...

Urban Living

When uniforms become motorcycles

It won’t be long before almost 70 percent of humanity lives in the world’s metropolises and mega-cities. At least, that is what the United Nations predict. And, as a result, expectations for homes, travel, transport and health will all change. Whilst thoughts of flying taxis appear exciting and futuristic, many changes are taking place, it ... Read more...

Assyst

Frankfurt und Hong Kong at one table

Hong Kong and Frankfurt as direct neighbours? With 3D as key digitalisation technology from the start, it’s possible! That will not only speed up the development process in the fashion industry, but also bring a completely new shopping experience for the customers. And in this sense Hong Kong is going to move very closely to ... Read more...

Vetron

Ultra-lightweight winner

“In principle, this kind of robot already exists”, says Holger Labes, Managing Director of Vetron. So what’s new about the Vetron Viper? “We wanted to make the whole thing smaller and less expensive. Our aim was to produce a production pod built for automation as standard. Something that you can introduce in mass production”. Current ... Read more...

Cover Image: Framis Italia

Green products Italian style

From the use of renewable energy and production-process optimisation to new products and machines: tape specialists Framis Italia are taking extensive measures to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Making their third presentation at Texprocess, the Italian company is this year spotlighting their ecological approach along the entire process chain within the framework of ... Read more...