Technische Stickerei

Maximum of Automatization and Efficiency– Innovations of Technical Embroidery

With great expertise and experience in the textile machine construction, we have developed our so-called ZSK technical embroidery systems. These machines enable the free orientated laying of fibers and wires in a 2-dimensional space on flexible carrier material – even accordingly to the distribution of forces within a structural component, known as Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP). 


Embroidery that Creates Connection Paths

With innovative applications like active wire and fiber supply systems, automatic pull-through systems for the carrier material or wire hit detection our technical embroidery systems achieve a top level of automatization and efficiency. Our technical embroidery systems are designated to lay wires, fibers or tubes on a fabric and place them in any shape required for e.g. sensors, heating systems, conductive paths, structural reinforcement integrated in any textile structure. Some examples for the application of this technology for Wearables, Smart Textiles and E-Textiles are sensors (temperature, moisture, stretch) or heating systems as well as fine wire areas as connectors for electronics or signal transmission. 


Other technical embroidery technologies can be used to embroider conductive threads. Wearables, Smart Textiles and E-Textiles applications are e.g. textile electrodes in different required shapes and structure or conductive paths or pads for the connection between electronic and textile. By using an attachment for functional sequin devices, sequins with LEDs can be automatically placed on a fabric or garments as well as on baseball caps. The contact of the LED sequin and connection paths will be done by embroidery of conductive threads.

ZSK Academy - The learning portal

ZSK Academy - the Learning Portal

ZSK Academy learning portal was developed to teach everything in the first week of beginners training as well as advanced topic-specific lessons. Lessons include video tutorials, required files for the machine, …


More about …

Podcast - Technical Embroidery is a massive field of opportunity

Podcast - Technical embroidery is a massive field of opportunity

In conversation with Dr. Topher Anderson, Technical Embroidery Manager, ZSK USA on the great possibilities that technical embroidery systems offer.


Listen to the Podcast

Technical Embroidery Magazin - Artikel zum Thema Technische Stickerei


The magazine is a collection of articles on the subject of technical embroidery that have previously published in the ZSK customer magazine "CARL".


Open the magazine online


Automotive Solutions

Cars, motor homes, boats or airplanes – since decades, embroidery technology adds a refined touch to their interior by placing logos on headrests and carpets...


Learn more

Tailored Fibre Placement | ZSK Stickmaschinen


Tailored Fibre Placement

Cost cuts, less wastage and reduced manufacturing times – with our development of Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP) you can overcome a lot of ...


Learn more

Tailored Wire Placment ZSK Stickmaschinen


Tailored Wire/Tube Placement

Embroidery does not only overcome the challenge to improve textiles' optical properties, you can also add various functions to your products by using ...


Learn more

E-Textiles – ZSK Stickmaschinen



E-textiles or the ability to embed electronics and their electrical properties in fabric create a new class of distinct materials. They offer you the ...


Learn more




Moss Embroidery

Their versatility and commitment to eclectic signal types and biometrics make moss embroidery an important method of collecting biomedical signals from ...


Learn more


Functional Sequins (FS)

Whether integrated LEDs, thermal sensors, RFID chips, antennas, Bluetooth chips or even entire microcontroller circuits - functional sequins (FS) ...


Learn more


Vision System

With the ZSK Vision System for single-head embroidery machines, you can overcome different tolerances and achieve perfect results...


Learn more

Innovationen | ZSK Stickmaschinen



Can you imagine that the use of embroidery machines goes far beyond the familiar application of textile finishing? Let yourself be inspired ...


Learn more

Subscribe to Newsletter

Yes, i have privacy policy noted and agree that the e-mail address given by me as well as the company name given on a voluntary basis are used for the purpose of the newsletter dispatch as well as info mails of ZSK are stored and used.


Yes, i have privacy policy I understand and agree that the data given by me is electronically collected and saved. My data is used only strictly earmarked for processing and answering my request.