The textiles industry was one of the first and perhaps most famous examples of automation, having brought in the loom that so incensed the Luddites.
But in the centuries since, the level of automation in textiles hasn’t really changed much, and the machines could only do the relatively simple tasks.
The automation machines available to the textiles industry today can be used in many parts of the process, from cutting to overlocking and so on, but the main thing they cannot yet do with equivalent skill is sewing. Continue reading Large textiles company and supplier to Adidas orders Soft Wear Automation’s robotic sewing system
Sewbo says its development is a major breakthrough in clothing manufacturing
A startup company in America is claiming to have developed a robotic system which can make complete garments.
The simple combination of a robot and a sewing machine has resulted in what the owner, Jonathan Zornow, says is “the world’s first robotically-sewn garment”.
Zornow says: “Many people are surprised to learn that this is the very first time that a robot has sewn a piece of clothing.
“Despite decades and millions of dollars worth of industrial research, the big hurdle has been that robots can’t reliably handle fabrics.” Continue reading Startup claims launch of ‘world’s first robot to sew complete garment’