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Fabdesigns would like to introduce you and your imagination to the Memminger IRO MTD unspooling device. This is the Next Level in Textiles.
Is Technology the Great Equalizer?
How do we choose a bag?
Is the next generation of products touch guaranteed?
Over the last few years, there has been a shift in the way new products are brought to market. It seems more and more sales are moving on-line, leaving retailers holding dramatic amounts of unsold inventory. Maybe fast fashion has run its course?
Mass-customization in flat knitting has been around since the advent of computerized knitting machines in our industry. It is profitable if it is done correctly and no two companies fit the same mass-customization model.
In creating flat knitted products, you are creating the fabric at the same time as your product. Creating advanced textiles and 3D knitting is absolutely not the same thought process as making cut and sew sweaters. Even the knitting machines are not quite the same.
How much money are you leaving on the Production table? The answer may surprise you.
Many people confuse 3D knitting with 3D printing. Knitting is additive manufacturing, but there are so many more variables.
We spend a lot of time developing products. But in terms of sustainability, what's your exit strategy?
Along with Moore’s rule, computers, and the machine parts they govern, have grown quicker, smaller, and more precise
Are there really big the differences in time and waste making shoe uppers in 3D?
What happened to all that wearable tech apparel we were promised for the last several years?
Mapping added strength, stretch, compression, and dimensionally stable regions, digitally dosing elastic.
How smart are Smart materials? The words “Smart textiles”, “Smart Fabrics” or “Smart Materials” are as over used as “Wearable Tech” and include many categories. Smart fabrics may be as simple as changing color.
Are you ready for better design, better manufacturing, but you don't know where to go to get the know-how to control your knit products?
Did you ever want to know how material technology and biomimicry can help us transform our environments sustainably? Connie Huffa of Fabdesigns Inc., sits down with textile and biomedical engineer, Rahim Jindani, Ph.D. to discuss traditional methods of making textiles fading and the emerging technologies of nano-materials and nature-based materials, which may be the key to intercepting and utilizing our urban waste streams for cradle to cradle material technologies.
Never look at composites the same way again. Combining decades of craftsmanship with the latest textile technology, Fabdesigns, Inc. patent pending technology develops and knits custom and proprietary 3-dimensional FRP precursors and preforms to shape, which speeds lay-up, with no cutting necessary. Fabdesigns’ format precisely engineers yarns and textile variations solely where they are needed for creating load, structure, or performance mapped features which are specially engineered to create light weightstrong products.
Tons of ideas for trim, texture, yarn effect & finishing: Our original custom, on-demand manufacturing designs that were sold in over 300 of the top US boutiques:
$10 to $30 on Etsy.
Paused due to the pandemic, our knitting classes are back!
Individual or group classes of Max 4 people, so everyone gets machine time.
. Private classes by each company are also available.
Our world-class team. knitwear designer and textile engineer, Connie Huffa, and master knit programmer, Bruce Huffa, will teach you where to start and how to approach knitwear design. We will take you through the machinery, and programming, and troubleshoot some manufacturing issues on industrial machinery. Bruce Huffa will personally take you through the M1+ and introduce you to the features and functions of industrial flat knitting machines as well as the feed systems and other important technology that makes designing and producing knitwear more profitable.
Who is this program for?
Our program is focused on professional designers, industrial engineers, brands, and startups.
5 DAY COURSE
Day 1: Introduction and Overview:
Design, fibers, yarns, stitches, computers, and machinery.
- Building Design Strategy, Performance
- Fashion vs Technical Products
- Product Development / Design Thinking
Day 2 - Fibers and Yarns
- Natural vs Synthetic
- Fiber Structure
- Yarn Structure and how it affects fabric.
Day 3 - We'll Keep You In Stitches
- loop formations
- Hand vs industrial machines
- How fabrics are formed.
- Parts of knitted Garments
- Types of stitches, shapings, And Proper Terms.
- Different types of knitted footwear.
Day 4 - In-depth machinery introduction
- How machinery works
-Differences in Machinery types
- Selecting the correct machine type for the project
- Yarns vs Machine - Feed Accessories & Troubleshooting
Day 5 - M1+ Basics
- Setting up designs by type
- Starts and Trim
- Adobe Photoshop parameters for knitting & transfer to M1+
- Make your Swatches on Stoll ADF or Stoll 530 HP
Bring Your questions and ideas. Ample local hotels and restaurants are available.
We are located North West of Los Angeles and minutes from Malibu Beach.
- Includes all yarn costs, and your personal swatch library.
- We have Gauges 7, 12, and 14 Stoll Machinery
For more information on available dates and fees, or to register
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