Drexel University Finalizes Deal with Shima Seiki USA
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The establishment of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory represents a growing partnership between Drexel University and Shima Seiki, the world leader in 3-D computerized knitting systems. Shima Seiki has donated 16 SDS-ONE APEX3 workstations, three state-of-the-art knitting machines and R&D support. The total aggregate value of this donation exceeds $1 million. The workstations accurately simulate fabric construction and provide researchers and designers the opportunity to create and simulate garment prototypes, import CAD specifications of their final products, and produce made-to-measure or mass-produced pieces on Shima Seiki knitting machines. Shima Seiki’s R&D support includes help and advice on knit programming, and access to the knit libraries at Shima Seiki USA in New York and New Jersey.As founding director, Dion will direct lab research, while promoting a collaborative and creative research environment. The Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory will enrich the research portfolio in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and in all participating colleges and schools.
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