Course: Clothing production machines

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Course title Clothing production machines
Course code KOD/SAZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Havelka Antonín, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Zelová Katarína, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Spreading and cutting manufacturing process: Characteristic of spreading process, method spreading of materials, spreading equipment in clothing industry, method cutting of materials, circular cutters, straight knives, band knives, automatic cutter. 2. Sewing process. Sewing machine needles for the clothing industry. 3. Geometric sewing needle shapes (cross-sectional shape, body, tip point). The surface finishes of the sewing needles. Sewing needle stress. 4. The history and development of sewing machines. Model sewing machine, construction of a sewing machine. 5. Cyclogram. 6. Types of sewing machines. Factors affecting the quality of the seam. 7. Lockstitch machine, chain stitch machine, multi thread chain stitch machine (types, characteristics, parameters of the sewing machine, seam formation, use). 8. Overedge chain stitch machine, flat seaming machine, covering stitches machine. Types, characteristics, parameters of the sewing machine, seam formation, use. 9. Feeding systems of sewing machines, type of feed systems. 10. Automation, automated sewing machines and sewing machine drives. 11. Special sewing machines: buttonhole sewing machine, button sewing machine. Sewing machines for imitation of a manual stitch, for invisible sewing, single-purpose units. Sewing machines for sewing leather and artificial leather, sewing machines for sewing membranes and foil. 12. Embroidery machines. 13. Theory of shaping and pressing. Hand iron, steam generators, presses. Machinery pressing: ironing machinery, carousel and form finisher. 14. Systems of transport, logistics. Practice: Introduction, basic information, literature, occupational safety, the conditions for obtaining credit. Selection of sewing needle. New trends of sewing needles: characteristics, properties, use, work with catalogs SCHMETZ, GROZBEKERT. Stitch formation: stitch class 301, 401, 504, principle. Sewing machine characteristics and selection, practical exercises. Sewing machine with automatic elements characteristics and selection, practical exercises. Analysis of clothing: stitches, threads, needles, sewing machine, work with catalogs of sewing machines. Calculation of the consumption of sewing thread by stitch type. Cyclogram - practical exercises. The pressing process, basic conditions. Excursion. Credit test Credit

Learning activities and teaching methods
Laboratory work, Lecture, Practicum
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 45 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Subject provides students with basic knowledge of the correct use of clothing machinery and equipment in the production of clothing: spreading and separation of clothing materials, cutting of materials, sewing process and ironing and shaping process. The aim is to acquaint students with the principle functions of cutting, sewing and the principles of primary and special automated machines. The course also focuses on the perspective of a new development machine sewing needles, machines and equipment in the clothing industry with an emphasis on ensuring high quality products. Theoretical teaching is complemented by the practical work of students on selected special machines. Attention will be paid to the practical applications of machinery and equipment, including practical proposal stitches and seams for specific products. Students will acquire basic knowledge of transport systems and logistics in apparel production.
Students will acquire knowledge from the area of this subject.
Pass the subject KOD/ODE.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Credit: Credit test - min. 60%. Exam. Combined: Written and oral part.
Recommended literature
  • CARR, H., LATHAN, B. Carr and Latham's technology of clothing manifacture. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4051-6198-5.
  • COOKLIN,G. Introduction to clothing manufacture. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science,, 2006. ISBN 0-6320-5846-3.
  • EBERLE,H. Clothing technology. Europa Lehrmittel Verlag, 2008. ISBN 13: 978- 38085622.
  • FUN, J. YU., HUNTER, L. Clothing appearance and fit: Science and technology.. Cambridge England: Woodhead Publishing Ltd, 2004. ISBN 1-8557.
  • HAAS, V. Oděvní stroje a zařízení. Praha: Informatorium, 1995. ISBN 80-85427-62-1.
  • HASS, V. Oděvní stroje a zařízení I,II. Praha Informatorium, 2000.
  • HAVELKA, A., HALASOVÁ, A. Tepelné a vlhkotepelné tvarování v konfekci. TUL,Liberec, 2003. ISBN 80-7083-713-6.
  • Motejl, V. Stroje a zařízení v oděvní výrobě, Praha SNTL 1984.
  • MOTEJL, V., TEPŘÍK, O. Šicí stroje v oděvní výrobě. SNTL Praha, 1974.
  • ZELOVÁ, K., HAVELKA, A. Elearnig Stroje v oděvní výrobě. TUL, 2019.
  • ZOUHAROVÁ, J. Výroba oděvů I. díl. skriptum TU Liberec, 2004. ISBN 80-7083-781-0.
  • ZOUHAROVÁ, J. Výroba oděvů II. díl. skriptum TU Liberec, 2004. ISBN 80-7083-782-9.
  • ZOUHAROVÁ, J. Výroba oděvů -Technologie spojování. skriptum TU Liberec, 2003. ISBN 80-7083-674-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Textile Engineering Study plan (Version): Clothing Production and Management (ANG) Category: Textile production and clothing industry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Textile Engineering Study plan (Version): Clothing Production and Management of Clothing Trade (2012) Category: Textile production and clothing industry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer