SVIBOR - Project code: 2-14-030


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Project code: 2-14-030


Main researcher: KNEZ, BLAŽ (81996)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/95.

Papers on project (total): 190
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 20
Institution name: Tekstilno tehnološki fakultet, Zagreb (117)
Department/Institute: Department for Clothing Technology
Address: Prilaz baruna Filipovića 30/III
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 571-649
Fax: 385 (0)1 440-276

Summary: Investigations aimed at rationalisation of the existing and development of new methods and processes withing the technological operations of apparel cutting and sewing have been done in the field of clothing engineering. Outstanding technical and technological factors of clothing enginering within the technological process of apparel cutting have been investigated. Processing parametes dependent upon seam lenght, sewing speed and time necessery to accomplish technological operations of apparel sewing have been defined and investigated employing original measuring equipment with adequate measuring transformers connected to computers. The same equipment is used for investigating technological operations structure. Puncturing forces in knitwear sewing have been investigated, together with the factors having impact on seam strenght and methods of programming interphase transport system with optimal transport routes. Employing simultaneous recording with more video cameras, information acquiring zones and action zones have been investigated and digitalised, ensuring a standardization of movement sequence by applications of predetermined times systems. This serves as a fundamentals for computer data basis to be used, employing on adequate element and key processing parameters coding system, as a fundamentals to a cybernnetic approach and mathematical modeling in clothing engineering.On the basis of the results obtained a number of software packages has been produced, to be used in professional CAD/CAM systems of clothing industry, as well as software packages for technological preparation in clothing industry. The packages have been installed in 10 garment produsciong plants in Croatia. The results obtained through investigstion seriously influenced the development of clothing engineering in general. Measuring equipment constructed and methods used have been tested in detail, both in laboratory and in-plant conditions, and they are a serious basis for future scientific research programmes in the field of clothing engineering. The results obtained could significantly influence future copmetitiveness of Croatian garment industry on world market, which is especially significant as this industry branch is the biggest exporter.

Keywords: Clothing Engineering, Process parameters, Workplace engineering, Work Study,

Research goals: The aim of the investigation has been to conduct and develop new and rationalisation of existing methods in clothing engineering in the Department of Clothing Technology (Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb), to serve as a basis on which clothing engineering experts could acquire new knowledge and sustain adequate scientific level necessary for the work in the field. The contribution expected is a possible fast reaction to world news in the field of clothing engineering, clothing technology and apparel industry. Developed western countries have already started installation of the most modern system for clothing industry, in order to cut on expensive labour. They have also introduced: Quick Response (QR), Just In Time (JIT) and Time To Market (TTM) strategy, to eliminate far-away-low-wage countries from domestic market competition. Sustaining western world wide level of scientific research in the field of clothing engineering, comparative advantages of Croatia (its geographic nearness to western countries and relatively high level of its export oriented apparel industry development) can be fully exploited.


  1. Name of project: Razvoj novih metod in postopkov v konfekcijskih procesih
    Name of institution: Tehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za strojništvo
    City: 62000 - Maribor, Slovenija

  2. Name of project: Razvoj modelov tekstilno konfekcijskih procesov
    Name of institution: Tehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za strojništvo
    City: 62000 - Maribor, Slovenija


  1. Name of institution: Tehniška fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: 62000 - Maribor, Slovenija

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