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Polo shirts are very popular as workwear and for promotional purposes – so they’re the ideal showcase for the Digital Textile Micro Factory at the TV TecStyle Visions, Europe’s leading trade fair for textile finishing and promotion. Assyst and the other Microfactory partners will be at the event, which will be held in Stuttgart from January 30 to February 1, 2020.

In the L-Bank Forum (Hall 1) visitors can witness the entire production of a polo shirt along the production chain, from 3D design to the finished product. Guided tours through the Microfactory will take place on each trade fair day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The tours will show how the combined technologies of the participating companies can change the individualization and production of batch size 1 in the corporate fashion sector. The advantages? Production structures can be strengthened at the location, nearshoring networks can be made more efficient and new business models based on digital technologies can be developed and established.

3D Vidya is the starting point

The starting point of the Digital Textile Micro Factory (Booth 1B80) is the “3D Design Area”, where 3D simulation is used to prepare creative designs for the identification of cutting & finishing orders. Assyst’s 3D Vidya performs the simulation and the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences is responsible for the designs. Thanks to the support of the Cologne University of Technology, the designed products can be viewed virtually on site in the virtual shop window and then individually assembled.

Optimum printing, cutting and finishing on site

Multispectral color communication by the caddon printing & imaging GmbH brings the visual impression together with exact measured values – pixel by pixel. In the next step, the created designs are printed on transfer paper using a sublimation printing process by the HP Deutschland GmbH. The best possible printing results are guaranteed by the thermosetting process in the calandar, carried out by system partner Multi-Plot. The subsequent cut is recognized by camera with the help of integrated position markers, so that the material can be cut afterwards in a fully automatic procedure. This is done on the cut systems of the Zünd Systemtechnik AG. The individual components are finally sewn on the JUKI sewing machines made available by the finishing department of Konrad Busche GmbH & Co. KG, then assembled into finished products in a live process. The material is sponsored by Schoeller Textil AG.

The Digital Textile Microfactory is coordinated by the German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF). 


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