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Flex Factory: Prototype Lab

A place where Think meets Do to bring textile products to market

The Flex Factory Prototype Lab will provide services to entrepreneurs and established companies to bring textile products to market, reducing the product development timeline and increasing speed to market with state of the art textile processing and cut and sew equipment. This facility is currently under Phase 1 development with an anticipated Summer 2023 opening to clients.

Phase 1 Capabilities and Equipment:

  • Gerber Z1 Cutter with Contour Vision System and Biting Cutting Function
    • Gerber AccuMark Design Software
  • Mesdan Mini Spin Line with Short and Long Staple Spinning
    • (Miniature Carder with Coiler, Miniature Roving Draw Frame with Fyler Twisting Unit, Miniature Ring Spinning Frame, and Double Sample Circular Knitter in 12 gauge and 24 gauge)
  • Mimaki Tx300P-1800MkII Dual-Ink System Textile Printer (for printing on polyester or cellulosic yardage)
  • Sewing Equipment
    • Yamato VC2700-156L/UT-A2 Coverstitch Sewing Machine (stitch type 406)
    • Juki DDL-5550N Lockstitch Sewing Machine (stitch type 301)
    • Serger Sewing Machines
      • Juki MO6804 (504 Overlock) Sewing Machine (stitch type 504)
      • Juki MO6804 (504 Overlock, with rolled baby edge) Sewing Machine (stitch type 504)
    • Juki BR25 Button Sewing Machine
    • Juki LBH-792R-1 Buttonhole Machine
    • Tajima TMBP-S1501C Single Head Embroidery Machine (with 15 colors)
  • Bonding Equipment
    • CHNKI ZF2020-V9 Hot Air Seam Sealing Machine
    • Henderson MB9018B-IM Ultrasonic Seam Welder
    • Nawon Ultrasonic Lace Machine / Seam Welder
  • Heat Presses
    • Stahl Hotronix Fusion IQ (20″x16″)
        • Practix OK-160 Drawer Slide Heat Press (42″x32:)
      • 3D Printers
        • Bambu Lab P1S 3D Printer with AMS (4 spools)
        • TriLab Prusa DeltiQ 2 3D Printer
      • Vacuum Commercial Ironing Board
      • Twine TS -18000 Polyester Yarn Dyeing Machine