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New Gerber solution aims to transform pattern making

The new product will allow designers to share 3D images and motion files, furthering collaboration and centralisation of data.

27th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tolland, CT

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

According to the manufacturer, the new product will allow designers to share 3D images and motion files, furthering collaboration and centralisation of data. Designers will have a real-life visualisation of designs and be able make pattern corrections that can then be visualised in 3D.

“AccuMark 10 will truly transform the pattern making process,” said Mary McFadden, Director, CAD Product Management at Gerber Technology. “This technology will bring a new level of efficiency and speed to design because it fully integrates within our existing AccuMark software.”

Garment development

“Gerber Technology recognises the impact 3D will have on the lives of its customers,” said Mike Elia, CEO Gerber Technology. “3D will be a disruptive technology. Its applications are broad and will have an impact from the creative and garment development process to merchandising and e-commerce.”

“Our current breadth of technology positions us to lead the way in creating solutions for our customers with 3D – enhancing the design process through automated manufacturing and full product line management.”

3D focus

Customer feedback led to Gerber’s initial 3D focus, recognising that accurate 3D visualisation will dramatically reduce the time involved in development and sample making. “This is a very important development from the creative perspective,” said McFadden. “It allows designers to unleash their creativity in a real-life visualization of designs that could previously only be imagined through 2D sketches.”

Gerber Technology is aggressively working on future 3D applications to address the broad range of needs in the areas of garment testing, the movement of fabric and fit, merchandising and e-commerce.

“Managing data and helping our customers to gain insight quickly is becoming more and more important in the fashion industry, looking at the broad landscape and identifying ways to leverage technologies like 3D and others at different points across the supply chain will continue to be our focus in the future,” said Elia.

Gerber Technology

For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces.

The company serves 25,000 customers, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

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