Automation in Garment Manufacturing

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Rajkishore Nayak, Rajiv Padhye
Woodhead Publishing, 2017 M11 10 - 426 pages

Automation in Garment Manufacturing provides systematic and comprehensive insights into this multifaceted process. Chapters cover the role of automation in design and product development, including color matching, fabric inspection, 3D body scanning, computer-aided design and prototyping. Part Two covers automation in garment production, from handling, spreading and cutting, through to finishing and pressing techniques. Final chapters discuss advanced tools for assessing productivity in manufacturing, logistics and supply-chain management. This book is a key resource for all those engaged in textile and apparel development and production, and is also ideal for academics engaged in research on textile science and technology.

  • Delivers theoretical and practical guidance on automated processes that benefit anyone developing or manufacturing textile products
  • Offers a range of perspectives on manufacturing from an international team of authors
  • Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic, from fabric construction, through product development, to current and potential applications

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1 Introduction to automation in garment manufacturing
2 Automation versus modeling and simulation
3 Automation in production of yarnswoven and knitted fabrics
4 Automation in fabric inspection
5 Artificial intelligence and its application in the apparel industry
6 Automation in spreading and cutting
7 Automation in material handling
8 Application of robotics in garment manufacturing
10 3D body scanning
11 Computeraided designgarment designing and patternmaking
12 Advancements in production planning and control
13 Use of advanced tools and equipment in industrial engineering
14 Automation in quality monitoring of fabrics and garment seams
15 Recent developments in the garment supply chain
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9 Automation in sewing technology

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Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a senior lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research.

Professor Rajiv Padhye is a Director of a Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion at the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He did his PhD from Leeds University, UK. He has several national and international publications in various journals. Rajiv has supervised many PhD and Masters Students and published several book chapters, monogram, journal articles and books. Recently Rajiv has been honored by RMIT University with “Research Leadership "Research excellence"and “Media Person 2012 awards. In 2003 Textile Institute, Manchester UK, has honoured him with Fellowship of the Textile Institute (FTI).

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