August 7, 2017

...AND CHEAPER...:

This insanely fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper - and kill hundreds of jobs (Rachel Kaser, 8/07/17, The Next Web)

A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture.

The machine -- called a "Sewbot" uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was still best-suited to humans with sewing machines. According to Softwear:

The machines use a combination of cameras and needles to track the placement of a fabric before sewing the apparel at a reported higher level of accuracy than the human eye.

Posted by at August 7, 2017 6:43 PM

  

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