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Design & Manufacturing Equipment & Associated Products

Search for companies that provide Design & Manufacturing Products, including Textile/Material Cutting Equipment, Assembly Equipment for Sewing & Welding, Computer Design Software (CAD/CAM Systems, Color Management Systems, etc.), as well as Associated Materials for the Sewing and Welding processes.

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A A. B. Carter, Inc. - (Textile Equipment & Parts) Based in Gastonia, NC, A. B. Carter, Inc. is universally recognized as a quality supplier of machines, products, parts and accessories for the yarn, carpet, fiberglass and industrial sectors of the textile and composite industry. A. B. Carter, Inc. also serves other industries with the sale of low carbon wire through our Carter Wire division ( B. Carter, Inc. products are sold worldwide through a network of sales agents with representatives in 44 countries. In addition, A. B. Carter, Inc. operates three sales and service subsidiaries located in Brazil, Hong Kong and China.
  ApJeT, Inc. - (Plasma Technology Company) Based in Morrisville, North Carolina, APJeT, Inc. develops and delivers atmospheric plasma technologies with a focus on the materials processing field. The company licenses the technology to material processing manufacturers to enable them to change and enhance the surface properties of various materials, including textiles, plastics, etc. The company offers Mini-Tex, a small scale fabric treatment system for processing narrow width and roll to roll fabrics; and APTeX, an industrial scale plasma machine for various fabric constructions. ApJeT's technology products are used in various applications, such as active and performance wear fabrics; protective fabrics for ballistics and defense; non-woven, outdoor, and automotive fabrics; and safety and protective fabrics for firefighters.
  Autometrix Inc. - (Equipment/Software Manufacturer) With more than 30 years of experience in pattern-making software and machine design, Autometrix is a manufacturer of cutting machines and industry-leading pattern digitizing software. Autometrix machine purchases include software, installation, and on-site training provided by an Autometrix technician. With Autometrix automation solutions, our customers maximize their resources, minimize material waste, and greatly improve their efficiency.
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C Carlson Design - (Manufacturing Equipment & Software) Since 1987, Carlson Design's time-saving systems have been sold in 37 countries and are used to plot and cut a wide variety of sewn goods including sails, awnings, furniture, upholstery, marine canvas, automotive, boat covers, apparel, inflatables, kites, gliders, balloons, bags, parachutes, and even boat hulls. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company offers a wide range of automated equipment for material marking and cutting. The systems are simple to setup and easy to use.
  Centric Software, Inc. - (PLM Software Technology) From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in capitals around the world, Centric Software develops technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class promotional planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality, tailored to fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Cloud packages provide small businesses with extensive PLM solutions, based on innovative technology and key industry learnings.
  Chemique Adhesives - (Adhesive & Equipment Manufacturer) Based in Kennesaw, GA, Chemique Adhesives Inc. is a leader in the manufacture and supply of high performance industrial adhesives, sealants, and adhesive application equipment, offering specialist bonding solutions to North American textile industries including construction, transport, marine and commercial production.
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D DAP America, Inc. - (Sewing Equipment) For more than a century, Dürkopp Adler and Pfaff Industrial have been recognized around the globe for the most innovative, efficient and reliable sewing machines in the market. As these brands have now joined together, DAP America, Inc. (formerly Du?rkopp Adler America, Inc) is excited to offer this full line of premium, German brands in the Western hemisphere. In order to determine the perfect solution for each specific application and need, DAP America is committed to providing superior service and consulting to its wide-ranging clientele.
  DirecTex - (Production Component Supplier) Distribution points in Alabama, California, and Colorado; DirecTex is a trusted supplier of fabrics, webbing, plastic metal hardware, and other manufacturing supplies. Having direct access to factories, vendors and production assures that DirecTex delivers reliable excellence in product, service support and distribution to our valued customers. DirecTex also oversees custom projects and delivers required specs in a timely manner, providing hands-on quality regulation through its engineers and labs at our Dong Guan City, China facility. The company's knowledgeable staff with over 200 years of combined experience in the field works to guarantee that its customers' product needs are met to specifications, timetable and budget.
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E Eastman Machine Company - (Sewing & Cutting Equipment & Software) More than 125 years ago, Eastman introduced the first electric cloth-cutting machine, which allowed the clothing industry to evolve from the manual drudgery of cutting to a modern operation. Today, based in Buffalo, NY, the company continues to deliver engineering-based solutions that make real differences to facilities using new and high-tech materials as well as traditional textiles.
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F Fi-Tec - (Source to Manufacturers of Machines or Technical Components) Based in new offices in Richmond, VA, Fi-Tech is “your global connection” to the leading manufacturers of complete machines or technical components used in the production of Polymer, Synthetic Fibers, Nonwovens, Textiles, Converting, Perforated Products or in Tobacco Processing. In partnership with leaders in their respective fields, Fi-Tec is the premier manufacturer's representative and distribution firm serving textile industries in the Americas. Fi-Tech is constantly searching the market for the best suppliers with the best solutions to give its customers the competitive advantages needed to be successful today and into the future.
  Friedlander Sewing Machine Co. - (Sewing Machine Equipment) Based in Greenlawn, NY, this third generation family owned business specializes in the sale of new and used industrial sewing machines for the sewn products industry. Friedlander is proud to be the United States agency for Chinese made Highlead brand sewing machines. These high quality machines, with a concentration on heavy duty stitching for the leather, upholstery and canvas trades, are sold on a wholesale basis to local dealers and distributors. With the addition of the Highlead line, Friedlander Sewing Machine is the most complete source for all industrial sewing machine needs.
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G Gerber Technology - (Equipment/Software Company) Based in Tolland, Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology has been helping companies around the world develop, manufacture and take their products to market smarter, faster and more efficiently for nearly half a century. Today, the company provides integrated software and hardware solutions to more than 78,000 customers in the aerospace, construction, furniture, fashion & apparel, transportation, technical textiles, packaging, wind energy and sign & graphics industries, including over 100 Fortune 500 companies in 130 countries. Drawing on a rich history of innovation, Gerber Technology’s leading-edge systems help customers reach their optimum by maximizing productivity and minimizing errors and waste.
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H Henderson Sewing Machine Co. Inc. - (Sewing Equipment) Based in Andalusia, AL, Henderson Sewing Machine Co. Inc. is a global supplier of industrial sewing machines, sewing machine parts and custom automated sewing machines for the SEWING PRODUCTS INDUSTRY. The company also maintains an engineering team that designs custom automated systems to fill the needs of its customers. Henderson's “Mission” is to “Help Its Customers Be Successful” by supplying the best quality products at the most competitive prices thus creating a competitive advantage through superior customer service, advanced technology and a successful partner relationship with each.
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L Lectra - (Equipment/Software) This world leader is the developer of integrated technology solutions (software, automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products. The company serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries. Lectra’s solutions, specific to each market, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100 countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra registered revenues of $264 million in 2015 and is listed on Euronext.
  Leister Technologies - (Laser Welding Equipment) Based in Itasca, NY, Leister Technologies manufacturers innovative and flexible Laser Plastic Welding Equipment, Process Heat Equipment and Software solutions for the assembled products industry. In addition to state-of-the-art laser welding systems, the Leister Applications Laboratory offers extensive opportunities for component testing.
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M Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. - (Sewing Equipment) As one of many Mitsubishi Electric automation affiliates around the world, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., is part of a $40 billion global company serving a wide variety of industrial markets with a family of automation products including programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, operator interfaces, motion control systems, computer numerical controls, industrial robots, servo amplifiers and motors, and industrial sewing machines. Based in Vernon Hills, IL, the corporate philosophy of the company includes a commitment not only to providing superior solutions and service to Mitsubishi Electric customers, but also to contributing to the local community and creating a rewarding work environment for its employees.
  Morgan Tecnica America Inc. - (Cutting & Software Manufacturing Equipment) This business enterprise was founded in Italy, and has a branch office in Montreal, QC Canada. The company is sustained by strong investments in research and development, offering machines and software which are among the largest and most comprehensive in the industry. Today, Morgan consists of a group of three companies: Morgan Tecnica Spa, which designs and manufactures a complete range of cutting room equipments; Morgan Dynamics Srl, based in Italy, is responsible for software development, and GA Morgan Dynamics Pvt. Ltd. based in Bangalore, India, for sales and technical support in the Asian market.
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N NGC Software - (Apparel/Fashion Software Technology) When NGC Software was founded in 1982, the company had a simple but revolutionary idea: to develop best-in-class software for apparel and fashion companies. Thirty years later, NGC Software has expanded from a single office in Miami to a global organization with offices throughout North America, Latin America and Asia to support NGC's customers around the world. Today, NGC offers a suite of best-of-breed enterprise solutions for PLM, global sourcing/supply chain management and ERP, along with a full range of consulting services.
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O OROX - (Cutting & Software Solutions) Based in Italy, OROX operates in the field of high technology applied to the cutting of materials. With many years of experience, OROX develops innovated projects combining mechanic precision for the most advanced electronic control systems and operating performance software. The company’s business is deveoping automatic cutting fabric system solutions, aimed at offering technology applications machines and global services to the companies that operate in these fields.
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S SoftWear Automation, Inc. - (Sewn Products Robotics Company) This Atlanta-based machine-vision and robotics startup is disrupting the $100 billion sewn products industry by creating autonomous sewn products work lines in home goods, footwear and apparel. SoftWear’s fully automated Sewbots™ allow manufacturers to SEWLOCAL™, moving their supply chains closer to the customer while creating higher quality products at a lower cost.
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W William Prym Holding GmbH - (Fastener Manufacturer) Founded in 1530, The Prym Group is the oldest industrial family-owned business in Germany and one of the oldest in the world. The company consists of four divisions, Prym Consumer, Prym Fashion, Prym Intimates and INOVAN. With more than 3,600 employees and offices throughout Europe, Asia, America and Africa, Prym is a global leader in the supply of fasteners and accessories. The company collaborates with many of the world’s leading brands in jeans, activewear, men’s and women’s wear, baby and kids clothing, work apparel, technical textiles and luxury leather items.
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