NASA Spinoff Database: Apparel Manufacture

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1995
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-156
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Space Vehicle Research

Abstract:
Marshall Space Flight Center teamed with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 1989 on a program involving development of advanced simulation software. Concurrently, the State of Alabama chartered UAH to conduct a technology advancement program in support of the state's apparel manufacturers. In 1992, under contract to Marshall, UAH developed an apparel-specific software package that allows manufacturers to design and analyze modules without making an actual investment -- it functions on ordinary PC equipment. By 1995, Marshall had responded to requests for the package from more than 400 companies in 36 states; some of which reported savings up to $2 million. The National Garment Company of Missouri, for example, uses the system to design and balance a modular line before committing to expensive hardware; for setting up sewing lines; and for determining the composition of a new team.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20020078361

Page Number in Published book: 78-79
Manufacturer: NATIONAL GARMENT COMPANY
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