Technology Support Centre

PROTOTYPING AND MANUFACTURING CENTRE

The Technology Station: Clothing and Textiles has a number of specialised technologies available at its Bellville office for:

  • Research
  • Technology Demonstration
  • Prototype Development
  • Small scale manufacturing

Small businesses can use the technology on an appointment basis and staff at the TSCT will also provide advice on the application and use of these machines. Charges are levied for the usage of the equipment, but is largely subsidised.

Currently available are:

• Electronic button-hole machine

• Electronic button-sew on machine

• Electronic bar-tacking machine

• Electronic eyelet button-hole machine

• Cover seam machine

• Cover seam machine elasticating

• Merrow edge machine

• Hemming machine

• Embroidery machine and digitiser (for samples)

• Walking foot machine

• Ultrasonic Welding machine

• Jet pocket machine

• Feed off the arm machine