Lectra upgrade marker-maker27 March 2011
This enhanced version of Lectra’s Diamino marker-making equipment features a function to optimise existing markers and puts manufacturers firmly on the path towards increased automation. Lectra, headquartered in France, are a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials such as textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials.
The Diamino V5R4 is ideal for manufacturers seeking simplicity, speed, and efficiency in marker-making and material consumption optimisation activities, during the costing, prototyping, and production phases.
To overcome economic challenges and competition, manufacturers have to constantly improve their competitiveness by offering their customers high quality, creative products at a reasonable price. Material represents a significant portion of the cost to make finished products.
‘Buying materials is now a major expense for manufacturers in the fashion, automotive, and furniture sectors and for companies that use industrial fabrics. Marker-making is therefore a key lever for evaluating and guaranteeing the profitability of a product at a very early stage and improving its cost price. The time savings, streamlined processes, and material optimisation offered by Diamino V5R4 give our customers a competitive edge. This advanced technology solution is fully integrated into Lectra’s strategy of meeting the specific needs of each market,’ explains Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
Available as DiaminoFashion (fashion), DiaminoFurniture (furniture), and DiaminoTechTex (automotive, composites, and industrial fabrics), Diamino V5R4 maximizes marker-making for all pieces. It also optimises material consumption at the development and production stages, using two different methods depending on the material to be cut and the complexity of the model. Interactive marker-making is based on a manual method, while automated marker-making is managed entirely by Diamino and its powerful algorithms. These two methods can also be combined for more intricate markers.
Diamino V5R4 extends and simplifies collaboration between a company’s various internal and external contributors by offering direct access to new export interfaces for HP-GL and Cutfile, and the newly integrated DXF format, widely used in the automotive and aerospace industries.
With Diamino V5R4, users can now manage printers and plotters via a single interface, streamlining the process and improving ease-of-use.