SERVice Oriented Intelligent Value Adding nEtwork for Clothing-SMEs embarking in Mass-Customisation [as a result of the Automatic knitting Sites pilot, Task D6.2a]. CORDIS.

Knox, A, Oxborrow, L ORCID: 0000-0003-2795-8131, Hill, H, Robinet, P and Bachmann, J-M, 2011. SERVice Oriented Intelligent Value Adding nEtwork for Clothing-SMEs embarking in Mass-Customisation [as a result of the Automatic knitting Sites pilot, Task D6.2a]. CORDIS. Research report for external body. CORDIS.

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Executive Summary: This report describes the outcomes of research and development work done by IFTH (France) and Nottingham Trent University (UK) to develop and evaluate the procedures for a business model to produce commercially customised fully-fashioned knitwear. It builds on the initial work done by Unicatum, RWTH and Hohenstein Institute (Germany). The purpose was to demonstrate the commercial potential for on-demand, localised manufacturing of up-market fashion products using new technology. The target market was upper-middle market knitwear for ladies, typical products being a jumper, cardigan or dress. As with the rest of the SERVIVE project, customisation has been assumed to be linked to style advice. Thus part of the overall product and consumer experience is the initial process of co-design. This is partly illustrated in the video of the demonstration [see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIodKyciJAM]. However as this could vary according to each retailer (e.g. web-based or personal style advisor, product category, etc.), this aspect is better covered in other SERVIVE project deliverables. The key technology assumed in the micro-factory is one or more whole-garment 3D knitting machines. It is recognised that this can be an option with circular knitting (e.g. Santoni), but in this instance the focus is on the multiple flat-bed technology such as is available from Stoll and Shima Seiki.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Alternative Title: D6.2a Automatic knitting sites pilot
Seventh Framework Programme NMP-2007-3.1-2. New added-value user-centred products and product services
Creators: Knox, A., Oxborrow, L., Hill, H., Robinet, P. and Bachmann, J.M.
Publisher: CORDIS
Date: 2011
Rights: © European Union, 2011.
© CORDIS, 2011.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:38
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18067

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