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Diamino from Lectra maximises fabric savings in production
Nov '08
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest version of Diamino, its marker-making solution for fashion, furniture, and automotive companies, and manufacturers using industrial fabrics.

With 60,000 licenses installed worldwide, Lectra is unquestionably Number One in a market covering the entire integrated product development process, comprising pattern-making, marker-making, prototyping, and cutting. Today's new version of Diamino marks a genuine step forward in interactive and automatic marker-making, enabling manufacturers to make significant fabric savings and achieve even higher productivity.

Diamino: a solution adapted to the needs and particularities of each market.
Available as DiaminoFashion, DiaminoFootwear, DiaminoFurniture, and DiaminoTechTex, this state-of-the-art technological solution allows manufacturers to optimize markers for all types of pieces. They can also maximize fabric savings in production using one of two complementary methods, to be chosen depending on the type of fabric and the complexity of the model.

The first method, called interactive (or manual) markermaking, requires some initial human intervention as the Diamino user prepares the markers on-screen, as optimally as possible, for fabric pieces to be cut during production. The automatic method is entirely managed by Diamino. Productivity is thus significantly increased, notably because a list of markers can be processed in the background or overnight, without an operator.

The combination of these two methods available in Diamino brings many advantages to marker-making. High volumes of markers using simple pieces can be launched automatically, with consequent time savings and improved efficiency. The marker maker is free to concentrate on the quality of markers using more complex pieces for maximum optimization of fabric consumption.

This new version of Diamino is a result of recent developments in Lectra's Research and Development Department and the company's business expertise acquired over the past 35 years. The strength of Diamino lies in the combination of its ever-more powerful automatic marker-making algorithms and its increasingly more accurate management of constraints specific to each market, taking into consideration each type of piece in the marker and each kind of fabric to be cut.

“Diamino has no equivalent on the market today,” said Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO. “We are currently the only company to have such a complete marker-making solution, covering the entire range of the specific needs of our different customers.

The ability to combine these two modes of marker-making, applied to the specific business constraints of fashion, furniture, automotive and industrial fabrics companies, is a considerable competitive advantage for our customers, and it is one of the key points which allows them to make significant savings, in terms of both fabric and time.”

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