3D Sweater Knit innovation has reached its next milestone as demand for 3D flat-knit technology continues to grow. featuring LTD recognizes the importance of staying ahead of the curve and has consistently upgraded their knowledge of 3D solutions to meet the evolving needs of their customers. In recent months, there has been a remarkable increase in inquiries regarding 3D sweater knit.
In June 2023, featuring LTD organised a workshop in our Dongguan Digi-hub. This workshop provided insight into various aspects of 3D flat knitting and allowed all participants from the local industry, including buyers, designers, technical designers, suppliers, and experts the opportunity to learn, share, and exchange experiences.
DONGGUAN DIGI-HUB: 3D Sweater Knit- How It works?
The Dongguan workshop was held on June 29: it was the first workshop held at the Dongguan Digi-hub since the pandemic. The workshop was open to the public and aimed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about, experience, and share their local market knowledge about the 3D knit transformation process, as well as highlight the benefits of implementing 3D solutions. The workshop began with featuring LTD GM Katharina Bobrowski, giving a welcome speech. Then our Digi-hub lead, Tim Luo, and 3D product developer, Sity Lau, shared featuring’s 3D knit experience and customers’ 3D knit showcase respectively.
Participants were also shown the process of creating and transforming 3D knits and simulations by using a combination of programmes, from KM.ON‘s CREATE software to Vstitcher. At the same time, participants joined in a case study demonstration session where a 3D pointelle design was transformed into a digital knit piece. With the STOLL machine at the Dongguan Digi-hub, participants were able to observe how 3D knits can be transformed into physical pieces, and how these “digital twins” can be used to estimate the design’s knitting time, which can help in their daily work, such as in the costing process.
The event included a presentation by Billy Cheung from KM.ON concerning digital transformation and the introduction of their CREATE software. As a follow-up, three workstations were set up, including a yarn scan, 3D style simulation, and 3D jacquard creation, enabling participants to get hands-on experience and gain a deeper understanding of the concept.