STOLL talking about Microfactory.
Industry experts talked about the potential of the Microfactory on Fashion Forum 2018 in a panel discussion, while sweaters were knitted “live” on CMS 530 HP multi gauge.
A STOLL knitting machine was the “special guest”
On both days of the event, the machine ran continuously, producing sweaters and fabric samples that the participants were able to design individually with Vidya. The possibilities offered by Microfactory production are exciting the entire industry – and all the panel participants agreed unanimously on this. STOLL also presented the knitting machines at the Adidas Pop-up Store “Knit for you” in Berlin in early 2017.
“A lot of people have asked us about this. The trend towards individualization is a driving factor, but the question of how to reduce time-to-market is also interesting the industry,” says Andreas Schellhammer, CEO of H. STOLL GmbH & Co. KG. “There’s a big upheaval in production about to hit us, and it will prove to be a challenge for machines, software and the entire process chain. However, it must be made clear that no company can do this on its own,” Schellhammer stressed. Partnerships are all-important.
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