Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Merrow ActiveSeam 2.0: Six Variations of the MB-4DFO-2 Machine


Several publications have recently written about the MB-4DFO-2.5 ActiveSeam for medical compression, a part of the ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform. From performance apparel to medical compression, ActiveSeam improves product performance and leads the industry as the first branded marketable stitch, bringing purpose-built stitching and improved garment construction from the sewing floor to the point of sale.



What is the ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform?

 The ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform is driven by Merrow's MB-4DFO-2 series machines. The MB-4DFO-2 machines accommodate a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes. There are currently six distinct versions of the MB-4DFO-2 machine, allowing users to work on projects with a multitude of variations, from lightweight to heavyweight material, or from general to specialized applications.

MODEL VARIATIONS
MB-4DFO 2.1 for lightweight knits
MB-4DFO 2.2 - for midweight knits, including rip-stop nylon, outer layers, lightweight fleece, or upholstery
MB-4DFO 2.3 - for mid to heavy-weight material, specifically footwear, including mesh
MB-4DFO 2.4 - with a wider slim, comfort, and infused stitch for knits or industrial fabrics
MB-4DFO 2.5 - for medical and compression garments
MB-4DFO 2.7 - for high lift/high pile materials

  • When compared to a 6-thread flatlock seam with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, Merrow ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch (linear travel) 100% further
  • With twice the stretch built into the seam and a flat profile, ActiveSeam garments are extraordinarily comfortable and do not restrict athletic movement
  • ActiveSeam 2.0 accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes
  • The MB-4DFO​-2​ machines have also been shown to increase production speed: "...we just finished a time study and 'Mrs. Betty Blue' [MB-4DFO​-2​] has cut our production time almost in half." - Kate Sauls, Livell Co.

With ActiveSeam 2.0, the possibilities are truly endless!




  • ActiveSeam’s 3D Infused stitch allows users to add design without sacrificing function
  • ActiveSeam is almost undetectable when applied next to skin
  • With more stretch built into the seam, the garment can be designed to fit the human body better without restricting athletic movement


ActiveSeam is the future of seam and garment construction. Individuals or companies interested in learning more about ActiveSeam are encouraged to contact Merrow to have samples generated at the Merrow Stitch Lab. The Merrow Stitch Lab is an opportunity for individuals or companies to collaborate on the development of product in a unique and creative environment, connecting the designer to the factory and yielding practical, production-ready solutions for the construction of new products.

What can ActiveSeam by Merrow do for YOU? 



Medical Compression




Neoprene Fabrics



Athletic Apparel

Men's & Women's Apparel


HAVE A DESIGN LAB AND WANT TO SEE
WHAT Merrow CAN DO FOR YOU?

Merrow has an Education and Designer Discount Program,
contact us to find out more.


LOOKING TO USE ActiveSeam 
TO IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTS? 

Merrow offers in-house, hands-on training, check out our



WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT 
Merrow OR ActiveSeam?
Visit our ActiveSeam Website.


Any other questions? 
Feel free to email us for more information: alex.s@merrow.com

Alex S. Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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