Category Manufacturing & Processing

Personalisation as a business model

There are, says Holger Max Lang from Lectra, in his lecture for the Texprocess Forum, several trends that will determine our future. The more than two billion millennials on Earth will make their impact felt. The use of social media has been with them from the cradle onwards, so to speak, and has turned them ... Read more...

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...

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...

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: M-Type Delta by Dürrkopp Adler

M-Type Delta – the sewing machine that knows you

Even the name is in ‘3-D’: Delta – discover the difference – the sewing machine that heralds a major change. “Everything becomes simpler”, says Thomas Brinkhoff from Dürkopp Adler. “The machine knows the operator and the operator’s particular way of working. It knows what needs doing and how it must be done. It learns continuously, ... Read more...

Cover Image (Source: Formhand Automation)

A grip on limp textiles soon?

In some industry sectors, automated and robotic systems have been standard for a long time. They are expected to make manufacturing more efficient, flexible and economic. Up till now, though, they have hardly caught on in the textile and clothing industry. What is the reason for this? Ronny Eckert Read more...

Cover Image microfibres/ Source: Darko Djurin on pixabay

Blocking the escape of microfibres

Microplastics have become a huge social problem. Particles that are invisible to the human eye are now present in abundance in the world’s oceans. Textiles and clothing made from synthetic fibre are among the major causes of environmental pollution. They release microfibres during wet processing at the manufacturing stage, in use and when washed. The ... Read more...