An alumnus from Hinckley Poly-Tech in the UK and a world-class certified flat knitting master from o

Bruce Huffa LCG

About Bruce

  

An alumnus from Hinckley Poly-Tech in the UK and a world-class certified flat knitting master from one of the most prominent machine builders. He is a master of adapting machinery for more than 25 years, including programming elite, and electronics analytics, and has created intellectual property for several global brands. Since the early 80's his speciality has always been 3 dimensional shaped structures with minimal or no sewing that integrate multiple yarns and strategic textures. He has set up or improved production in knitting factories all over the world on many types of machinery and assists clients to the right tools for each project among the elite machine builders Shima, Steiger (Cixing), and Stoll. He excels in top projects for aerospace, medical and industrial textiles. He has more than six patents in footwear alone. The most difficult complex and impossible is made possible. Currently he is working on smart fabrics with electro-stimulation, and bio-reactive materials.


Textile Engineer

Bruce is a certified knitting engineer, and former instructor for North America.

Connie Huffa

About Connie

  

Over 30 years, she’s built a solid reputation for first to market success stories in several markets from mass customized designer knitted apparel, to extreme environment aftermarket automotive applications, refined home and office, footwear, and sporting goods, all with highly technical textile applications and after treatments, spanning a multitude of textile machinery and manufacturing engineering best practices. Her advanced 'fiber upward' textile materials focus has been utilized by several major companies, including Shell Oil and Kraco in automotive; Ossur in its' medical textiles, and prosthetic applications, to which she has several patents, and patents pending; as well as others under MNDA. Comfort, anatomically correct compression, sustainable materials development, protective support structures, elastomers, inlaid kinetics, and building infrastructure and best practices for nearly zero waste manufacturing, are her specialties. Currently, she is working on photovoltaic, conductive, and smart fabrications.

Textile Engineer

 Connie Huffa, a textile engineer and principal of Fabdesigns, Inc., is an alumna from The Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she was also an adjunct professor of textiles in the master’s program.