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How embroidery machines work?

Current embroidery machines on the market are very too expensive. Have you ever wondered how the best embroidery machine works? Are they computer generated machines like CNC (Computer Numeric Control)? While it is easy to just buy the machine that you need, sometimes it is nice to know how a machine works so that you know if it can be simplified to your needs.

According to Wikipedia, the newest embroidery machines are controlled by computers and particularly designed for embroidery. Commercial and industrial embroidery machines, as well as sewing-embroidery machines, makes use of hooping or framing system that retains the framed part of the fabric tight beneath the sewing needle and then it moves the fabric automatically to make a layout from a preset embroidery pattern uploaded in the computer program.

The computer controlled machine embroidery procedure

Machine embroidery follows various procedures with many parameters that effect the standard of the final merchandise. The type of fabric to be used, the design, the choice of stabilizer, and even the type of thread used are all contributors to the quality of the final output.

  • Buy or make a digitized embroidery layout file that will work with the specific embroidery machine and fabric. The creation process might take several hours, it really depends on the difficulty of the design. Modify the design or you may complement it with other patterns.
  • Upload the final design data file to the embroidery machine, make sure that the design has the right file format for the machine and the stitched design can squeeze in the right hoop. Identify and mark the placing of the design on the fabric.
  • Make sure to secure the fabric material in a hoop using the correct stabilizer, and put it on the embroidery machine. Position the needle at the center, just above the starting point of the design.
  • Start and keep an eye on the embroidery machine, carefully watch for errors that may occur. Troubleshoot any kind of issues while they occur. The operator must have lots of needles, bobbins, a small brush, a pair of scissors, and a can of air compressor.
  • Remove the finished design from the machine and carefully separate the hoop from the fabric. Trim the stabilizer and other loose threads.

The computerized embroidery machine seem easy to work with. But for any operator, it takes time in order to master the machine without errors.

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