009 – Julius Sobizack of ZSK Embroidery Machines – Old Makes New Possible

Modern uses for embroidery Machines with ZSK…

Julius Sobizack (President of ZSK Stickmaschinen (ZSK Embroidery Machines), the market leader in single and multi-head industrial embroidery machines) joins hosts Samanta Cortes and Stephanie Benedetto in the MouthMedia Network Studio at Voyager HQ.

New uses in manufacturing, 3D printing vs. embroidery, and zig-zag stitches

Sobizack discusses developing what was there before on the field of technical embroidery to create a new field solving 21st Century problems. Logos, lettering, embellishments are also a big industry of embroidery, and used in fashion and the home textile world. Heated car seats a great example of the use of embroidery, with wires stitched to foam or backing that is electrified and heats the seats. Different kinds of embroidery heads with different functions, a wide variety of materials that can be laid down “fixing” with a zig-zag stitch, a “wire hit” detection system to avoid undetected damage, creating electrodes for the wearable market, why embroidery machines are used for these jobs, and how frames can move in X and Y directions with almost no loss of very expensive material. ZSK producing the machine, consulting and supporting work for customers, comparing laying down of fiber vs. 3d printing, and how embroidery requires more human interaction than 3D printing and other methods.

Creating new products using old methods, sequins, and wearables

Carbon glass fibers and normal threads, and zig-zag stitches to hold materials down, most products different than typical embroidery which creates the final product because other products will need many processes for the final products. ZSK selling in more than 100 countries, and using sequin devices to hold down electronic devices. With wearable tech, power gets woven in with embroidery machines, delivering solutions with solar and batteries, how these kind of projects lead to development in embroidery methods, and creating interest in expanding development in US.

Traveling, business attire and brunch

Personal questions in a round of “Remnants” cover traveling without a laptop, work as a passion and hobby, movies, Sunday AM brunch, fast developing countries, the difference in business attire in difference cultures.

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