Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its US subsidiary Shima Seiki USA Inc., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, USA this month. Chicago’s proximity to Detroit, Indianapolis and the rest of the midwest where automotive, aerospace, biotechnology and various other high-tech industries strive, means the exhibition provides the opportunity to present Shima Seiki technology to these diverse innovation-driven sectors. On display will be the company’s latest technological contributions aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, designed and produced on Shima Seiki’s lineup of advanced computer design systems and computerised flat knitting machines.