For design planning and virtual sampling,SDS-ONE APEX series is most appropriate.

For design planning and virtual sampling,
SDS-ONE APEX series is most appropriate.

SHIMA SEIKI has developed the 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX series
incorporating software specialized in textile design and simulation
such as flat knitting, weaving, printing, and circular knitting, etc.
by using its extensive experience and know-how in the field of fashion technology
in addition to programming of knitting machines and pattern CAD.

Development of Design System

Development of Design System

Starting with the SDS-1000 announced in 1981, the SHIMA SEIKI design system has been developed and evolved continuously, and the first SDS-ONE APEX was completed in 2007.
We are promoting digitization and acceleration with advanced simulation technology, and continue to grow as a platform to support more creative manufacturing.



High accuracy simulation

  • Quality that approaches the real thing
  • Scan and simulate real yarn
  • Minimizing actual samples to shorten product development lead time
  • Active in product planning and EC sales

Enriched functions

  • High efficiency unique to specialized functions
  • Auto-suggest function that generates colorways and designs automatically
  • Pattern making function that can be used not only for knitwear and apparel products but also for industrial products
  • It is possible to create knit programming as expected from shaping to WHOLEGARMENT
  • Operation guide considered to be easy to use from beginners to professionals

Core to connect supply chains

  • Support planning, production, and sales in All in One
  • By using the same system in each process, such as yarn manufacturers, apparel, and producers and digitally connecting the entire supply chain, reducing any waste and maximizing profits
Virtual Sampling

Virtual Sampling

SHIMA SEIKI's 3D design system SDS-ONE APEX series
realizes the digitalization and acceleration
of the product development process
at the highest quality with high-definition virtual samples.



Continuously evolving software offers strong support
for quicker, easier programming for knit production.

Package software features SHIMA SEIKI's accumulated
know-how, making programming easy especially for
complex patterns such as WHOLEGARMENT.

The user-friendly menu uses diagrams
for easy recognition of knitting methods.

Product Introduction

Product Introduction

Download the catalogues of SDS-ONE APEX series from here.

Big Tree

Big Tree

SHIMA SEIKI designs, develops, and manufactures many production machines useful for manufacturing. The SDS-ONE APEX series is at the core, connecting all of the machines.
The manufacturing flow spreading from the SDS-ONE APEX series, as if it were a big tree branch, allows the three processes of planning, production, and sales to be linked without interruption and circulated within each other, resulting in more efficient, higher quality products to be launched throughout the world.


Revolutionizing the Supply Chain

Taking advantage of the various solutions offered by SHIMA SEIKI,
a revolutionary change in the supply chain
from planning to production and sales is achieved.

Maximizing throughput while minimizing leadtimes,
the ideal smart factory realizes mass customization
and on-demand production.

planning Sales Production

User Support by SHIMA SEIKI

Service & Maintenance

Service & Maintenance

SHIMA SEIKI has established a user support system worldwide. Customers can use our products with reassurance from a comprehensive maintenance program, training programs suited to each customer's needs, and a steady, long-term supply of genuine parts.

SHIMA online

SHIMA online

A portal site for online services provided by SHIMA SEIKI.
We support SHIMA SEIKI users
at all stages through fashion information services,
PLM systems, archives of original knit samples, and content
that is useful for product utilization and learning.

We will propose optimal products, services, and solutions according to your situation.
Please feel free to contact us.

ISO9001 Certification ---SHIMA SEIKI has ISO9001 certification for Design and Manufacturing of Design Systems.

COMMISSION REGULATIONS ErP Technical Documentation ---COMMISSION REGULATION 617/2013 (ErP Lot 3)

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