By David J. Tyler

The procedures of contemporary garments manufacture are defined the following, along the apparatus used. newest advancements are defined in addition to validated equipment. handbook, mechanised and automatic approaches are defined and their comparative merits for convinced reasons are regarded as good because the purposes of machine keep an eye on and robotics. The Fourth version has been up-to-date all through to mirror advances in expertise and a brand new bankruptcy is now dedicated to color administration and color know-how (including a color part for the 1st time). there's a new bankruptcy on trouble-shooting within the stitching room, giving useful options to universal difficulties. different major additions are substitute tools of becoming a member of fabrics (ultrasonics, RF welding and moulding) and new advancements within the conventional components of garment and equipment know-how. scholars in garments and style in addition to garment technologists within the garments will locate this a useful source of their more and more complicated function.

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Since the computer-controlled knife cuts according to instructions from the computer rather than by following a pattern line drawn on a marker, it is possible, as indicated previously, to dispense with the use of fully plotted paper markers and either just plot the information necessary for bundling on the marker, or elimininate the marker completely and just label the garment parts that are being cut. Care must be taken that the correct disc is loaded into the computer so that the correct garments are cut.

The labels carry bar-coded or alphanumeric information. An example of equipment for top-ply labelling is shown in Fig. 4. Spreading the fabric to form a lay The objective of spreading is to place the number of plies of fabric that the production planning process has specified to the length of 17 Carr and Latham’s Technology of Clothing Manufacture the marker plan, in the colours required, correctly aligned as to length and width, and without tension. Although in certain sections of the clothing industry, notably bespoke menswear, it remains necessary to cut single garments, most of the industry is able to cut garments in bulk and by doing so achieves the savings in fabric that are available through the use of multi-garment marker plans and the savings in cutting time per garment that result from cutting many plies at the same time.

This trend is being obviated by the prevalence of smaller contracts and the need for smaller batch production. Cutting the fabric The use of the term cutting can present a difficulty. It is often used in the sense of ‘cutting room’, an area that normally includes the activities of marker planning, spreading and preparation for sewing, as well as being used to refer to the actual cutting out of garment parts from the lay. The objective of cutting The objective of cutting is to separate fabric parts as replicas of the pattern pieces in the marker plan.

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