Knitting technology coupled to CAD provides the design and structure to innovate in sportswear, medical textiles, personal protection and fashion clothing.
Knitting at Manchester has 18 commercial systems encompassing flatbed, circular and warp technology and Shima Seiki production for fully fashioned garments. Coupled to the hand knitting range, this is world class!
Knitting, like weaving, has gone through a technological regeneration. Manchester has led in developing machinery to create novel 3D structures for personal protection, integrating electronics into garments, and the creation of responsive technology.
Medical textiles and sportswear systems are increasingly using the innovation knitting technology offers. CAD coupled to body scanning allows the design and manufacture of personalised products and treatments, hence creating enhanced performance and healing.