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14. – 17.5.2019, Frankfurt am Main

Digital Textile Micro Factory

Fully networked textile production chain presented live

On the way to Industry 4.0: at the Texprocess trade fair, a ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’ presented a live demonstration of an integrated production chain for apparel in hall 6.0. Various stages, the microfactory demonstrated the entire networked production of items of clothing – from the design stage to digital printing, automatic cutting out and fabrication.

Stages in the digital textile micro factory 2017:

  • CAD / Design
  • Printing
  • Cutting
  • Assembling
  • Labeling

Visitors at Texprocess followed a signposted path through the various individual stages of manufacture in the micro factory and have been able to get information from experts at each stage.

Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt

„“Especially when it comes to ‘fast fashion’, micro factories offer the opportunity to put ideas into practice immediately and to try out new business models, based on specific customer requirements.“

Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt

Elgar Straub, General Manager of the VDMA’s Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Division

„The demand for individualised products necessitates making the entire production process more flexible. Serial production with smaller and smaller batches, right down to batches of just one, is only possible with industrially manufactured individual products.“

Elgar Straub, General Manager of the VDMA’s Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Division

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