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Masahiro Shima

A Short History of Machine Knitting

Masahiro Shima founded SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. in 1962 and served as president until June 2017. He pioneered flat knitting machinery with the invention of the fully automated glove-knitting machine. This became the inspiration for the development of seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine released in 1995, the technology for which the…

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