CAM

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  • CAM
    • Computer aided manufacture
      • The design will be made on a computer programme and downloaded to the machine which will stitch it automatically
    • Fabric manufacture
      • Knitting
        • computer controlled knitting machines
      • Weaving
        • computer controlled looms
          • e.g jacquard weave
    • Fabric cutting
      • use info from layplan to cut with laser cutter
    • Layplanning
      • most efficient position
      • save on wastage and costs
    • sewing- garment consturction
      • darts, button holes, hemmers, belt loop etc
    • Pressing
      • high pressure steam iron
      • flat bed press
      • steam dolly
    • Embroidery
      • produce badges or embroidered fabric
    • Printing
      • flat and rotary screen production
      • transfer and digital printing
    • dyeing of fabric
      • colours in different batches
      • ease of communitcation
      • easy to access database
      • systems of colour matching
    • Fabric finishes
      • pleating, embossing etc
    • warehouse factory systems
      • automatic conveyor belt
    • ordering
      • ticketing and tagging
      • barcode system
        • shows how much sold and re-ordering
    • POSITIVES
      • Speed up production
      • quick
      • easy
      • reduce mistakes
      • cuts costs and time
      • can do jobs that humans cant
      • higher quality
      • safer
      • can work for 24 hours
      • make complicated designs
      • used in batch and high volumes
    • NEGATIVES
      • Machinery is expensive
      • machine can break
      • expensive to fix
      • puts humans out of jobs
      • human jobs become 'boring'

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