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Gerber and Oklahoma State University to educate future fashion tech leaders

Gerber Technology is partnering with Oklahoma State University provide training and support for the future generation of fashion tech innovators.

22nd September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tolland, CT


“Gerber is excited to be part of such a fantastic cause. Over many decades, OSU’s graduates have been able to fill critical openings in the global fashion industry due to the comprehensive education they receive through the university,” said Elizabeth King, vice president, digital solutions community and ecosystem at Gerber Technology.

“In conjunction with the opening of the College of Human Sciences North Wing, a new era of partnership will allow students to utilize Gerber’s latest integrated solutions to give them a competitive career advantage and hone their innovative abilities to bring fashion products to market.”

Products, training and support

The following Gerber Technology products will be available for design, housing and merchandising students at OSU:  YuniquePLM product lifecycle management solution (PLM), including YuSnap and Design Suite; AccuMark computer aided design (CAD), including 2D & 3D; GERBERcutter Z1 with ContourVision, GERBERspreader, as well as plotters and peripherals, including GERBERplotters, Silhouettes and traditional digitizers along with the latest AccuScan, used for rapid digitization of patterns via simple point and click photography.

Gerber experts will provide training and support to ensure both faculty and students rapidly adopt the new technology afforded by both the software and equipment. All of these products are part of Gerber’s Digital Solutions offering.

“OSU’s Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising will train tomorrow’s innovators in the Gerber Technology FashionTech Design and Development Center,” said Dr Jane Swinney, department head. “In addition to students, we will welcome existing apparel, footwear, accessories and interior design companies to visit the facilities and observe the cutting edge digital solutions in action.”

Gerber expertise

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help sign and specialty graphics, apparel, industrial customers improve their manufacturing, and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer.

All of the products provided by the company are part of Gerber’s Digital Solutions offering. © Gerber Technology

Since Gerber’s Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures, Gerber’s PLM and CAD data can easily be passed to the cut room, where smart machines, like the Gerber spreaders and cutters, can process the order with a simple barcode scan.

Gerber’s closed looped, end-to-end digital solutions that integrate software and smart machines are said to allow companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflows necessary to provide insight, maximize throughput, minimize errors and reduce labour costs to be competitive in mass production or customization environments, the company reports.

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