Germany: At the Heimtextil trade fair for home and contract textiles to take place in January in partnership with the Dutch academic institute DITF to present the entire chain of digital textile production that will include a ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’.
Germany: At the Heimtextil trade fair for home and contract textiles to take place in January in partnership with the Dutch academic institute DITF (Deutsche Institute für Textil und Faserforschung) to present the entire chain of digital textile production that will include a ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’.
From design and printing to cutting and end-processing, the dedicated area of the show will include a path to guide visitors along the production path at individual stations. The path will begin at the design station, where the workflow starts. This is followed by a station for large-format inkjet printing – allowing visitors to experience how flexibility comes into play before moving on to the next station.
According to the Show organizers Messe Frankfurt, each station will be staffed with a specialist in the respective field who will provide technical specifications. At the third station, digital cutting becomes involved and it is here that orders are identified. The last step in the production process is identifying cut fabrics for orders automatically and sewing them into products using machinery.
The walk through the factory then ends at the store window, which includes a showcase of potential applications for textile printing in the home textile industry.
With the Digital Textile Micro Factory, they will be revealing a model of the future. It enables individualised products to be manufactured in a competitive, regional way to meet demand through the digital networking of automated processes, said Sabine Scharrer, manager of Heimtextil. The possibilities are almost limitless and they are proud to be able to implement this project with their partners.
The show will take place from 10 – 13 January in Frankfurt. The Digital Textile Micro factory will be displayed in hall 6.0 in the digital print section at Heimtextil.