Automation in Garment Manufacturing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012116

Automation in Garment Manufacturing

1st Edition

Editors: Rajkishore Nayak Rajiv Padhye
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012116
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2017
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to automation (fundamentals of automation, use of various automation techniques)

2. Automation vs modelling and simulation

Part I: Automation in garment design and product development

3. Automation in the design of yarns, fabric, sewing threads and other accessories

4. Automation in fabric inspection (FAST and other systems for quality evaluation)

5. Automation in computerised colour matching and fabric selection

6. Automation in garment design prototyping (creation of styles, design alterations, fit etc.)

7. 3D body scanning

8. CAD (garment designing, pattern making)

Part II: Automation in garment manufacturing

9. Automation in material handling

10. Automation in spreading and cutting

11. Application of robotics in garment manufacturing

12. Automation in sewing technology (sewing machineries with automatic control systems, PLCs)

13. Automation in garment finishing, garment inspection and pressing techniques

Part III: Tools for PPC, productivity and efficiency evaluation, and logistics

14. Automation in production planning and management (application of various PPC tools and software)

15. Use of Advanced tools and equipment in industrial engineering (work study, time and motion study, productivity and efficiency evaluation)

16. Automation in logistics (material identifications) and supply chain management


Technological improvements are transforming all aspects of garment manufacturing, allowing manufacturers to meet the growing demand for greater productivity, efficiency and flexibility. Automation in garment manufacturing provides a systematic and comprehensive insight into this multifaceted process.

The first chapters cover the role of automation in design and product development, including colour matching, fabric inspection, 3D body scanning, computer-aided design and prototyping. Part II covers automation in garment production, from handling, spreading and cutting through to finishing and pressing techniques. The final chapters discuss advanced tools for assessing productivity in manufacturing, and for logistics and supply-chain management.

Automation in garment manufacturing is a key resource for all those engaged in textile and apparel development and production, and for academics engaged in research into textile science and technology.

Key Features

  • Delivers theoretical and practical guidance on automated processes that is of benefit to anyone developing or manufacturing textile products
  • Offers a range of perspectives on manufacturing from an international team of authors with diverse expertise in academic research, and textile development and manufacture
  • Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic from fabric construction, through product development, to the range of current and potential applications that exploit current manufacturing technology


Professionals engaged in textile product development and production, and academics whose research focuses on textile science and technology


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About the Editors

Rajkishore Nayak Editor

Dr. Rajkishore Nayak is currently working as a senior lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam. He completed his PhD from the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He has around 15 years of experience in teaching and research related to Fashion and Textiles. He published about 90 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. Recently, Rajkishore was awarded with the "RMIT University Research Excellence Award-2015". He also received the "RMIT University Teaching and Research Excellence Award-2012" and "RMIT University International Scholarship-2008". He worked with the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia from 2012-2016 in teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Merchandising) at the Centre of Communication and Design, RMIT University, Vietnam.

Rajiv Padhye Editor

Professor Rajiv Padhye is a Director of a Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion at the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Australia. He did his PhD from Leeds University, UK. He has several national and international publications in various journals. Rajiv has supervised many PhD and Masters Students and published several book chapters, monogram, journal articles and books. Recently Rajiv has been honored by RMIT University with “Research Leadership” "Research excellence"and “Media Person 2012” awards. In 2003 Textile Institute, Manchester UK, has honoured him with Fellowship of the Textile Institute (FTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Centre for Materials Innovation and Future Fashion , School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia