How the Shoe Upper Flat Knitting Machine works
- By:Scotsgaelic Trade
A shoe upper flat knitting machine is a specialized machine that is used to knit the upper part of a shoe. The machine uses a flat knitting technique, which involves knitting the fabric in rows of loops, back and forth across the machine bed.
Here are the basic steps of how a shoe upper flat knitting machine works:
Yarn Feeding: The machine is loaded with the yarns in different colors and textures that will be used to create the fabric.
Needle Selection: The operator selects the needles that will be used for the desired pattern and texture.
Programming: The operator programs the machine with the desired pattern and texture using a computerized system.
Knitting: The machine begins to knit the fabric, row by row, according to the programmed pattern. The needles on the machine bed knit the yarns together, creating a flat knitted fabric.
Shaping: The operator can adjust the tension and shape of the fabric as it is being knitted, creating different shapes and textures in the fabric.
Finishing: Once the fabric is completed, it is cut and sewn into the final shape of the shoe upper.
The shoe upper flat knitting machine is a highly specialized machine that requires skilled operators to use it effectively. It is capable of creating complex patterns and textures that are difficult to achieve with other knitting techniques, making it a popular choice for shoe manufacturers who want to create unique and customized shoe designs.