Author: apparelscience

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Fabric Defects

In garment factories it very common that the garment quality inspectors are also responsible for fabric inspection. I experienced it many times that there is no adequate training and tools provided to these inspectors. The best and efficient way to train the inspectors is to provide the images of defect and the defect classification. This will help them to identify...

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Dürkopp Adler 971-01 Sewing unit

unstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts The 971-01 is a rotary sewing unit for runstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts and blouses. The cut cuff parts are fed by the operator, runstitched and then trimmed and stacked. In the meantime, the operator can continuously feed the sewing unit with further material. Runstitching and trimming of cuffs...

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JUKI Corporation and YKK Co-Develop Automatic Machine for Sewing Zippers into Jeans Flies

JUKI Corporation and YKK Corporation have jointly developed an automatic machine for sewing zippers into the flies of jeans. The machine fuses the two companies’ technological know-how about sewing and fastening products. In combination with robotic sewing arms, automated fabric transfer systems, and other technologies, the factory where they installed this machine has achieved a streamlined process for zipper installation....

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Measuring Actual Thread Consumption

A specified length of a given seam is measured and then the thread is pulled out of this length. We can use the amount pulled out of this specified length to calculate the ratio of thread consumed in the entire seam. By dividing the amount of thread by the seam length, we get the ratio of thread consumed. If we...

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Coats Seamworks 3™

Coats Seamworks 3 is an innovative desktop software package designed to help you accurately calculate your thread usage and cost. It features a simple to use interface and allows generic garment templates to be created for consumptions and costing exercises, as well as allowing users to create garments by operation for precise thread consumption. Coats Seamworks 3 thread calculator can...

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Calculating Thread Consumption

It is important to know the amount of thread consumed in a sewn product so you can: 1) estimate the number of cones needed; and 2) calculate the cost of the thread needed to manufacture the finished product. Thread consumption can be determined in several ways. To calculate the amount of thread in a seam, you can: Measure the actual...

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Stitches and Seams

Today most retailers and global manufacturers are communicating Stitch / Seam Specifications using the Stitch identification numbers, SPI specifications, and often include Seam Drawings to their global contractors. Make use of this valuable system today by following the links below that will take you to the proper Matrix. ISO 4915 STITCH TYPES Stitch Type Matrix (English) PDF Stitch Type Matrix...

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Cost Of Poor Quality

Quality is one of the most discussed and least understood subjects in the apparel industry. In Most of the organizations still people equate quality function with inspection and the data of first time pass final inspection is the considered as the quality performance of the company. During my visits to factories I found that they all record defect data /...

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Automated optical fabric inspection

Automated optical inspection systems Shelton Vision provides the fabric and textile industries with Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems and solutions. The significant advantage offered by all proven computer inspection systems lies in the consistency of operation and applied standard, allied to the speed at which they can operate. They give the user access to inspection data in real time at...