Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials— textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—, has launched a new version of Diamino®, its marker-making solution.
With Diamino® V5R4, Lectra introduces new enhancements for manufacturers seeking simplicity, speed, and efficiency in markermaking 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 material 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,” explained Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
Greater simplicity and marker optimisation for material consumption, prototyping, and production
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. Further material savings with the Optimizer function Diamino® V5R4 offers a new rapid optimisation function for existing markers, enabling manufacturers to save an average of 1% in material over a significant number of markers. The Optimizer function can be used on both markers created interactively and markers created very quickly in automatic mode. It is also highly useful to manufacturers working with lists or batches of markers. The function can improve the efficiency of each marker in under a minute.
Manufacturers can now combine marker efficiency with quality of cut on internal notches. Diamino® V5R4 ensures significant material savings by providing a protection area around internal notches only.
Time saved through simpler fuse block processing In parallel with main-piece markers, it is important for fashion manufacturers to be able to improve efficiency and productivity when nesting fuse blocks. Fuse blocks gather into one section the pieces that will be fused with fusible interfacing, an invisible fabric which is more complex to handle but which strengthens the garment being produced. With Diamino® V5R4, these pieces are easy to recognise and assemble quickly, an activity that can prove particularly time-consuming.
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.
Wide experience with marker-making in different market sectors has given Lectra extensive know-how, enabling it to offer its customers advice on the best practices to use, regardless of their economic model or type of company. This may take the form of tailored support involving a preliminary evaluation or training courses run by Lectra’s marker-making specialists. The guidance provided by Lectra’s teams ensures customers make optimal use of their solutions and achieve an excellent return on investment.