Leading textile solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan has released the next generation of its SDSONE APEX series 3D computer graphic apparel design system. Introduced to the world’s textile industry at the ITMA 2019 exhibition in June as a prototype, the 4th generation of its series—SDSONE APEX4—is officially launched with updated hardware and software for improved efficiency as compared to the previous generation SDSONE APEX3. Processing speeds for programming and simulation have undergone up to a 6X increase to meet ever increasing demand for quickly responding to rapidly changing market needs.