Computer in design and manufacture

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 14-04-15 19:50

CAD:

  • modern CAD provides the opportuniryt to communicate design ideas further
  • high resolution colour systems are widely used for 2D design with the ability to scan images and adapt them
  • digital cameras are used to import images directly into design software

CAM:

  • is cost effective
  • mainly used in high volume/continuous production of fibres and yarns
  • high volume woven, knitted and printed fabric manufacture
  • flexibility for quick response with the ability to adapt stitch sequences
  • semi automatic for high volume production of a few basic sub assembly operations like pockets for jeans
  • specialist sewing machines for specific tasks like bar tacking, buttonholing or embroidery

COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINES CNC:

  • examples of equipment used are spinning, knitting machines, looms, printing and design equopment to ensure fast, reliable and…

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