CAD CAM in Textile Manufacturing

This film clip illustrates how computer aided design (CAD) can be used to create a textiles design. Different kinds of stitches and colours can be dragged and dropped onto the design.

The shape of the garment can then be created, with the computer automatically calculating the different sizes. It is explained why it is important to consider the complexity of the design as each extra stitch or colour means extra time on the knitting machines and therefore extra cost.

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