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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • China International Sewing Machinery & Accessories Show
  • Gerber's Ideation
  • SPESA Executive Conference
  • Texprocess Americas
  • Techtextil North America

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Henderson Sewing

The Intelligent Apparel Manufacturing Initiative
Part 1 in a Series: Bringing Digital Tools to the Sewn Products Industry

          In a runup to its recent LiveWorx event in Boston, PTC, a leading computer software and services company, introduced a new manufacturing initiative that is designed to transform the way that apparel is sourced and manufactured across the global sewn products industry.
         In a statement, PTC said the Intelligent Apparel Manufacturing (IAM) initiative is in response to acute pressures placed on brands and retail businesses by today's fast-paced, hyper-competitive market. Built with FlexPLM and conceived in partnership with digitalization consultants Black Swan Textiles, the IAM initiative leverages PTC's FlexPLM and ThingWorx IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to bring the vision for Industry 4.0 alive for fashion and apparel manufacturers anywhere in the world. Other technology layers (PLM, ERP, inventory, etc.) also feed data into IAM.
         As a brand or retailer, the benefits of integrating multiple threads of data and obtaining real-time digital insights into the factory floor are profound, and the IAM initiatives will give them a huge competitive advantage.
         "Combining PTC's technical expertise with Black Swan Textiles' decades of experience in automation, manufacturing, and product development, the IAM initiative will allow the Fashion and Apparel Industry to significantly reduce time to market, to shrink inventory, and to digitally connect a fragmented supply chain," said Brion Carroll, Vice President of Global Business Development for PTC's Retail Business Unit.
         To establish a comprehensive link between PTC's FlexPLM solution and the full complement of factory systems and hardware, the IAM initiative has been forged by new partnerships between PTC, Black Swan Textiles, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., and Blacksmith International.
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ideation 2019 Unleashes On-Demand Transformation for the New Customer-Centered Era
Gerber Technology's annual ideation conference has as one of the leading hands-on tech experiences in the fashion, apparel, and textile industries. This year's conference, October 23-25, will unite customers and thought leaders together to act on key market trends and to test drive the latest "on-demand" technologies.
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Methods Workshop

Eastman Cutting Machine Exhibiting at CISMA 2019
Eastman C.R.A. (Hong Kong) Ltd. manufacturer of cutting machines, automated cutting systems, material handling equipment, and industry-specific design software, will exhibit at CISMA 2019. Representatives from Hong Kong, Ningbo, and the USA Headquarters of Eastman Machine Company will be on-site in stand E1-A42, September 25-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.
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C and C

SPESA Member Automatex
SPESA member Automatex is a Canadian company founded in 1992. Its 45,000 square foot plant is based in Terrebonne, Quebec, with more than 55 specialized employees. Well known worldwide in the field of automation, Automatex has become a leader in the design and manufacture of automated cutting, sewing, and folding equipment in the Home Fashions and Institutional Industries (soft goods).
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PFAFF Industrial at FILTECH Fair in Cologne, Germany
The core competence of PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH is the joining of flexible materials. The company not only masters industrial sewing applications but has also been an innovation leader in textile welding applications for decades.
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Messe Frankfurt

Tukatech Opens Library of 750+ Virtual Models to 3D Fashion Users
Tukatech announced that it has opened its library of more than 750 virtual fit models for global brands and retailers to all 3D users in the fashion industry.
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GSP Expansion: A Big Win for China
Just when you thought growing good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs and reining in China was the focus in Washington, along comes a harmful proposal being pushed by apparel importers that would do the exact opposite.
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