Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MANU7212C

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

Course Contact Email:inna.konopor@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The course offers an extensive study in understanding knitted fabric trends, engineering of a knitwear products by utilising knowledge of yarn selection, loop formation, calculation of the requirements of raw materials. It includes a study on different categories of production methods of knitwear garments, use of CAD/CAM systems to design and produce a range of knitwear fabrics


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations

Element:

1. Set up and load machine
2. Operate and monitor machine
3. Check product quality
4. Complete knitting process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications are checked to identify requirements for production.
1.2 Machine settings are checked to meet product requirements.
1.3 Yarns are identified, checked and loaded onto the knitting machine according to manufacturer specifications.
1.4 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.5 Area around machine is kept clean during setting and loading.
2.1 Knitting machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.
2.2 Machine is monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3 Yarn supply is checked and replaced to ensure continuous flow to machine.
2.4 Waste is sorted.
2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified, corrected and reported.
2.6 Major machine faults are reported.
3.1 Product is checked against quality standards.
3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.
4.1 Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Product is despatched to next process.
4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.



Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will study CAD/CAM programming methods in knitwear production, conduct research on knitted, design and develop a range of knitwear products according to the identified trends, develop a computer program for production of knitwear through practical experimentation and computer simulations, prescribed exercises and assessment work. Students will be guided through the processes of CAD/CAM and machine knitting.
Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.


Teaching Schedule

Week
Beginning
Session- TopicElement
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
8 February 2010 Course outline and requirements
Overview of basic fabric construction, their properties and relationship between the fabric construction and properties of garment made from them
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
15 February 2010Other Fabric Structures/ Constructions. Relationship between the fabric construction and properties of garment made from themLMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
22 February 2010Methods of production of knitted garments.
Fully Cut Garment and Cut Stich Shaped production methods
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
1 March 2010Methods of production of knitted garments (Cont)
Fully Fashion and Integral production methods
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
8 March 2010Market Research- Research into garments with different methods of productionLMTTX2007B ( 1-4)Issue assessment Task1 requirement
15 March 2010Introduction to Shima Seiki softwareLMTTX2007B (2) 
22 March 2010Shima Seiki - Creating a sample with purl structure, rib, and Geometrical figure / shape. Structured and simulated LMTTX2007B (2) 
29 March 2010SEMESTER BREAK  
6 April 2010Shima Seiki- Introduction to designing and creating quality knitwearLMTTX2007B (2) 
12 April 2010Shima Seiki- Creating a purl structure knitwear sample LMTTX2007B (1-3)Submission of assessment Task 1
19 April 2010Purl structure knitwear sample. Motif selection and designation to the knitwear sampleLMTTX2007B (1-3)Issue assessment Task 2 requirement
26 April 2010Purl Sample knittingLMTTX2007B (2&4)  
3 May 2010Creating a Jacquard structure knitwear panelLMTTX2007B (1-4) Issue assessment Task 3 requirement
10 May 2010 Creating various types of Jacquard structure knitwear LMTTX2007B (2&4)  
17 May 2010Jacquard sample knitting LMTTX2007B (2&4)  
24 May 2010Purl sample panel submission/ presentationLMTTX2007B (1&2&3&4)
Submission of assessment Task 2
31 May 2010Student Assessment Week-
Jacquard sample/panel submission presentation
LMTTX2007B (1&2&3&4)
Submission of assessment Task 3
7 June 2010Teacher Assessment Week  
14 June 2010Term Break   
21 June 2010Term Break   
28 June 2010Term Break   
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Knitting technology: a comprehensive handbook and practical guide, Spencer, David J. Edition: 3rd ed., Cambridge, England, 2001
2. Flat knitting technology, Raz, Samuel, Germany, Universal Maschinenfabrik, 1993


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students will study CAD/CAM programming methods in knitwear production, conduct research on knitted, design and develop a range of knitwear products according to the identified trends, develop a computer program for production of knitwear through practical experimentation and computer simulations, prescribed exercises and assessment work. Students will be guided through the processes of CAD/CAM and machine knitting.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1. Experimental knitwear production 20%
Task 2. Construct and present a story board , incorporating produced purl samples 40%
Task 3. Construct and present a story board , incorporating produced jacquard samples 40%


Assessment Matrix

Elements              
Task 1
Technical Report, Practical Demonstration

Task 2
Written Report, Practical demonstration
Task 3
Calculation report & Practical demonstration
 LMTTX2007B/01- Set up and load machine  Yes Yes -
 LMTTX2007B/02- Operate and monitor machine  Yes Yes -
 LMTTX2007B/03- Check product quality  Yes - Yes
 LMTTX2007B/04- Complete knitting process  Yes - Yes

Other Information

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