Gerber Technology has announce major enhancements to a raft of its software offerings, which the company claims will empower cost reduction and optimise the manufacturing process; as well as ensure furniture, composites, and technical textile manufacturers have the technology they need to improve margins, optimise production and reduce expenses so they can combat the rising price of materials and transportation.
Gerber says the latest software releases – which include updates to the AccMark product family and CutWorks precision cutting package – will empower manufacturers to handle expected rises in costs by providing better transparency and more traceability. Manufacturers will reduce errors, improve sustainability, and increase material utilisations via a unique nesting algorithm.
“Right now, manufacturers, especially those in industrial markets, are struggling to combat the rise in prices, which means they’re either having to decrease their margins or increase the price of their final product,” says Ron Ellis, Gerber Technology. “With the latest enhancements to AccuMark and CutWorks, manufacturers will be able to design to cost and optimise their processes. They’ll also be able to achieve additional fabric savings to further reduce costs while improving the quality so they can maintain their current margins without increasing prices for their end customers.”
CutWorks, which is a development, piece nesting and tool-path programming software, comes in a modular package designed to be customised based on your business needs as it accepts pattern data in a variety of formats and turns it into a cut job for a cutter. The V13 release of the software focuses heavily on improving nesting engines; maximising precision with enhancements to ‘ManualNest’ and offering more visibility into the supply chain. This, Gerber claims, will allow companies to easily design to cost faster than ever and without error. The company will continue to update and optimise nesting algorithms and make them easily accessible to all customers on contract. Additionally, Gerber is offering enhanced training to ensure all operators are able to get up to speed quickly.
As regards enhancements to the AccuMark product family, which includes AccuMark, AccuPlan and AccuNest, the newest release focuses heavily on adding more integration and automation for a streamlined, CAD to cut room workflow that seamlessly connects with ERP systems and other tools already in use.
With the latest version of the AccuMark Product Family, Gerber note that its possible for manufacturers to not only accelerate time to market but also improve quality, reduce errors and provide better control over their final product. The latest version of Gerber’s cut planning software, AccuPlan, and automated nesting software, AccuNest, are said to boost productivity by as much as 80 per cent and offer an average fabric saving cost of 1.5 per cent.