Gerber Technology Partners with ExactFlat for 3D to 2D Digital Patterning
Extends the Power of 3D to AccuMark® Users in Furniture, Transportation Interiors and Other Key Markets
Companies striving to achieve increased efficiency, decreased cost and accelerated speed to market are looking for technology to automate workflows and deliver greater productivity. “Digitalization is important to all industries we serve,” said Mary McFadden, executive director CAD product management for Gerber Technology. “We have partnered with ExactFlat to continue advancement in 3D workflows for our clients in furniture, transportation and other technical textiles markets.”
3D to 2D Digital Flattening Advantages
The integration of 3D to 2D digital flattening tools allows companies to quickly transition from design concept into production-ready materials. With the use of ExactFlat, 3D CAD files are flattened into 2D patterns and transferred AccuMark to be converted into production patterns which are ready for nesting and cutting. The combination of these best-in-class solutions makes the entire process seamless and easy.
“We’re extremely excited to be working more closely with the team at Gerber,” stated Mark Jewell, founder and CTO at ExactFlat. “ExactFlat technology has been the leading 3D to 2D flattening solution for more than a decade. The tools are fast, simple-to-use and can produce perfect 2D pattern from any 3D CAD file in a matter of minutes. And now that the solution will be tightly integrated with AccuMark and GERBER cutters, we believe adoption of the technology will ramp up rapidly.”
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. Founded in 2008, ExactFlat is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and 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. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.