Accession Number : ADA290185

Title :   Advanced Apparel Manufacturing Technology Demonstration (AAMTD) at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Aug 87-25 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRIES NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Seesselberg, Henry A.

PDF Url : ADA290185

Report Date : 25 MAR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The DLA program to improve the acceptance of advanced technology in the domestic apparel industry resulted in the issuing of a contract to F.I.T. in 1987 to demonstrate this technology, investigate ways to economically justify its purchase, perform research and development to improve and apply it, and disseminate the resultant information. Running for six and one-half years the program targeted toward both the commercial and military segments of the garment manufacturing business. F.I.T. activities concentrated on dress clothing, particularly trousers, slacks, and skirts and its demonstration site was set up to fully manufacture those items. The demonstration site was equipped with over $1.5 million dollars of the latest available apparel technology and garments were manufactured at first on a one day per week basis and later on two days per week. Strictly factory oriented until 1933 it was then expanded to include a Quick Response and Electronic Data Interchange Center which was opened in November, 1993. Twelve major research and development projects were completed during the contract, ranging in scope from robotic pressing development to design of dress and fire protective clothing. The most successful were concerned with development of a supervisory training program, before-and-after analysis of a Unit production System installation, and the re-design of Navy women's uniforms for contemporary fit.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS, ROBOTICS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, TRAINING, DEMONSTRATIONS, SITES, INSTALLATION, INFORMATION CENTERS, SKIRTS, DOMESTIC, ACCEPTABILITY, SUPERVISION, UNIFORMS, FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE