Texprocess Americas Set for May 13-15

The second edition of Texprocess Americas, the largest North American trade show featuring equipment and technology for the development, sourcing and production of sewn products, will take place May 13-15, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Owned by Messe Frankfurt and co-produced with SPESA, the show will be co-located with Techtextil North America, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.

New for 2014, the Technology Solutions Pavilion will include both exhibits — highlighting such technologies as 2D/3D design, PLM, ERP, costing, supply chain management and shop floor control — and a Technology Solutions Theater, with a continuously running series of vendor-sponsored educational presentations.

[TC]2 will host the Cool Zone on the show floor to showcase current and future leading-edge technologies. Included will be [TC]2's 3D body scanning; AM4U's purchase activated manufacturing; Baxter the robot; Yunique Solutions' (Gerber Technology) mobile- and cloud-based product development; Henderson Sewing's robotic sewer; iStyling's virtual dressing and style/fit recommendations and more. (iStyling is a retail solution that uses [TC]2's 3D body scanning and avatar creation technology to provide personalized styling, color and fashion recommendations. Made-to-measure and best fit recommendations are provided to address the needs of brands and specialty stores.)

Approximately 170 equipment, solution and service providers and organizations will participate at Texprocess, including Lectra, Infor, Gerber Technology and Yunique Solutions, Simparel, Human Solutions North America, FDM4 International, Computer Generated Solutions, OptiTex USA, Alvanon and more.

Another show floor feature will be Supply Chain USA, organized by SEAMS and populated by U.S.-based textiles and sewn products manufacturers.

Relative to educational topics, the show's Symposium will offer sessions including:
  • Design and Product Development Technologies;
  • Automation, Smart Machines, and Robotics in Apparel Manufacturing;
  • Welding and Stitch-Free Seam Technologies;
  • Synchronizing the Cutting Room through Cut Order Planning; and
  • Re-Shoring, Near-Shoring, and Start-up Manufacturing Strategies.
SPESA will host a VIP dinner and networking event on Tues., May 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Georgia Aquarium, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Education Foundation of the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Tickets are $85 per person and may be purchased by contacting [email protected]. SEAMS will hold a Supply Chain USA networking reception on Wednesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the OMNI Hotel at CNN Center. Tickets are $85 per person and must be purchased in advance; contact [email protected].

For more show info including show hall and symposium ticket prices and registration, click here.
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