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In Part 1 of this series of papers, we investigated the importance of fabric overfeed in the sewing operations during tailoring. It was also shown how fabric bending rigidity, formability, shear and hygral expansion are important in clothing manufacture. The present paper is concerned with the...
During the 1980s, the TextileClothing Technology Corporation in the USA has undertaken an imaginative and ambitious research and development programme to promote further automation in the industry. This study focuses attention on the development phase of the project, and documents changes which...
An overview of the current state of Computer Integrated Manufacture CIM in the clothing industry is presented. A modular CIM system is proposed to link the various activities involved in the design, manufacture and retailing of apparel and an assessment is made of the extent to which the CIM...
In garment manufacture, causes of sewability problems have to be identified so that remedial actions can be applied. In the case of seam pucker, establishing the cause of the problem is not easy because many different variables can produce the same fault. Existing methods of identifying seam...
The traditional way of wind protection is to use windproof fabrics as outer covers of clothing systems which resist moisture vapour transfer from the inner body, and this can cause associated discomfort. To solve this problem, three design methods are proposed in this paper. These are 1 to cover...
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