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Gemini CAD Systems and ExactFlat Partner for Streamlining Pattern Development

Gemini CAD Systems and ExactFlat Partner for Streamlining Pattern Development

Automating Soft Goods Fabrication by Interconnecting the 3D to 2D Workflow. 

Gemini CAD Systems and ExactFlat, today announce the forthcoming availability of a bundled solution to solve the productivity improvement needs of manufacturers of soft goods.  The solution interconnects 3D to 2D pattern and graphic flattening capabilities with the advanced 2D pattern engineering and textile printing tools needed to shorten production cycles and enhance profitability.

A New Solution for the Classic Time-to-Market Problem

A seismic shift is underway for manufacturers of apparel, furniture, and other soft goods. Modern interconnected digital processes are replacing the unprofitable manual processes everywhere, to save time and costs, positioning manufacturers for success in cutthroat competitive markets.  

  Step 1 .  Start with a 3D model of the custom product

Step 1.  Start with a 3D model of the custom product

The new bundled solution from Gemini and ExactFlat is a seamless integration between two advanced technologies. It helps manufacturers make the transition to a 100% digital workflow with confidence. This is the best way to address challenges like mass customization, just-in-time production, or meeting the needs of Industry 4.0. 

Traian Luca, CEO and co-founder of Gemini CAD Systems commented, “At Gemini CAD Systems, we are always enthusiastic to discover complementary technologies which can enhance the contribution of our solutions to the value chain in industries we serve.  We believe this partnership is an excellent example of our commitment to continuously identify ways to help simplify our clients' processes and increase productivity. "

  Step 2.  Next, convert the 3D models into 2D pattern pieces with associated graphic textures with ExactFlat.

Step 2. Next, convert the 3D models into 2D pattern pieces with associated graphic textures with ExactFlat.

The combination of ExactFlat’s 3D to 2D flattening  and Gemini Digital Printing technology provides manufacturers in upholstery and inflatables with several keep advantages including:

  • a fast, accurate solution to generate 2D patterns from products designed in 3D CAD
  • seamless integration with Gemini Pattern Designer X17 software and AutomART digital printing technology."

In addition to the initial bundled offering, the companies are committed to continue R&D efforts to create pragmatic and innovative solutions with immediate and consistent results in automating design and manufacturing processes.

  Step 3.  Finish the job with Gemini Pattern Engineering and Digital Textile Printing technology.

Step 3. Finish the job with Gemini Pattern Engineering and Digital Textile Printing technology.

Mark Jewell, founder of ExactFlat noted that “the transformation to digital patterning and production gives Soft Goods manufacturers the power to reshape their entire business model to support better customer relationships and higher profit goals.” Mr. Jewell further commented that time pressured industries are being forced to customize their products in ways that can only be accomplished through digital processes. ExactFlat and Gemini CAD Systems now offer a complete digital solution to meet this need. 

 

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 Headed to the Expo? Click on the image to schedule a time to meet with the team while you're there.

Headed to the Expo? Click on the image to schedule a time to meet with the team while you're there.

To learn more, please contact:  Adrian Gheorghe at Adrian.Gheorghe@geminicad.com or Mark Jewell at Mark.Jewell@exactflat.com.    The teams will also be present at the Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (Greenville SC, USA.  July 18-19, 2018)

About Gemini CAD

Gemini CAD Systems is a leading global supplier of technology for industries working with soft flexible materials such as textile, composites or leather. The activity includes research, development and implementation of software, hardware and workflow solutions for apparel, furniture and automotive, with focus on computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) applied in the cutting room.  https://www.geminicad.com

About ExactFlat

ExactFlat is 3D to 2D software for pattern making. For designers, engineers, and pattern makers in all industries, ExactFlat is the most accurate 3D to 2D pattern making software for textiles and composites. ExactFlat is up to 16x faster than hand patterning. It uses the first ever Digital Fabric Simulation for superior accuracy.  https://www.exactflat.com

Digital Patterning is here.  Are you ready?

Digital Patterning is here. Are you ready?

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