Technical Embroidery - A Versatile Opportunity For Wearables And E-Textiles (Wearable Europe 2019)

Ms Melanie Hoerr, Manager Technical Embroidery Application
ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems


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Presentation Summary

Melanie's presentation gives an overview of conductive yarn embroidery and its applications. Applications such as textile electrodes, touch, capacity, and proximity sensors, conductive paths and pads will be presented as well as the electrical connection of LED sequins and the ZSK-E-Tex-Board on a ZSK embroidery machine.

Speaker Biography (Melanie Hoerr)

Melanie studied mechanical engineering at RWTH-Aachen-University in Germany. After earning her diploma she worked for 5.5 years at the Textile Institute of RWTH as research assistant. Her research topic is technical embroidery. For 2.5 years she has worked as the team leader of the research group Functional Textiles and Medical Smart Textiles. As of June 2016, Melanie has been the manager of technical embroidery applications at ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH (Krefeld, Germany). With her team, Melanie is supporting costumers all over the world with their product development. In her spare time, Melanie is currently writing her PhD-thesis on conductive yarn embroidery.

Company Profile (ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems)

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ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY SYSTEMS is a division of ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH. ZSK is the leading German manufacturer of industrial embroidery machines „Made in Germany". Located in Krefeld, Germany, ZSK offers machines with up to 56 embroidery heads for textile finishing and innovative technical embroidery systems. ZSK offers solutions for conductive yarn embroidery as well as for tailored wire, fiber and tube placement. With ZSK's own digitization software for embroidery, ZSK implements costumer needs on demand. Furthermore, ZSK offers a unique support for their customers during their development of technical embroidery products.
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