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USA: Parsons School Of Design Adds OptiTex To Curriculum just-style.com | 20 Nov 03

Parsons School of Design’s renowned BFA Fashion Design programme in New York City is to take delivery of OptiTex’s 3-D Runway application.


CAD/CAM has designs on the future just-style.com | 2 Sep 03

Simplicity, simulation and personalisation are the three main trends driving current CAM/CAM developments. Here, Niki Tait looks at some of the latest product launches and discusses how they are meeting market needs.


USA: Nhega Launches New Pattern-Digitising Technology just-style.com | 25 Apr 03

Nhega’s automated, high-speed pattern-digitising system has been adopted by major businesses such as Liz Claiborne for integration into their global manufacturing networks the company said this week.


USA: SGS OptiTex Announces New Name, Location, Products just-style.com | 24 Apr 03

CAD/CAM systems supplier Scanvec Garment Systems on Wednesday announced a change of name to OptiTex USA Inc and the opening of its new North American Headquarters in New York City’s garment district.


Mass customisation: have it your own way! just-style.com | 12 Mar 02

If mass production was about making more, then mass customisation is about producing the right product, adapted to individual tastes at the right price. Driving this change is technology that allows clothing manufacturers to manipulate designs quickly at minimal cost, and produce in shorter and more cost-effective runs. Niki Tait reports.


Bobbin World 2001: let the show begin! Bobbin Publishing Group | 6 Aug 01

With exhibitors planning to offer the latest in software, machinery, fabrics and more, Bobbin World kicks off next week with something for the entire sewn products industry - as this preview shows.


Pattern data exchange standards development revived Bobbin Publishing Group | 23 Oct 00

Communication of pattern data between different CAD/CAM systems is one of the most frustrating problems facing apparel and sewn products firms. But efforts are under way to resolve the complex issue says Kurt Chang of 3D Custom Fit.


USA: Hasmark Buy Gives Scanvec Complete CAD/CAM System Company Press Release | 12 Sep 00

Scanvec Garment Systems (SGS), a subsidiary of Scanvec Amiable, has purchased certain assets of Hasmark Inc, manufacturers of the OptiJet, a multi-nozzle inkjet plotter. As one of the main software providers for the garment industry, SGS is now positioned to offer a complete CAD solution that meets the demands of today's market. This purchase will enable SGS to market the OptiJet plotter together with its own Optitex Software as a complete software and hardware solution for the garment industry. The OptiJet plotter's many features include a patent pending single drive motor, continuous high resolution ink printing, higher than average speed, an easy to fill ink jet reservoir and easy to load paper path. In addition to its low ink usage, the OptiJet is energy efficient and requires less than 75 watts of power to operate, while typical plotters on the market require 1000 watts. Another cost saving feature of this plotter is the ability to upgrade speed as production demands increase. OptiJet provides the customer the opportunity to upgrade the plotter's speed at low cost. The OptiJet printer will be featured at Bobbin Americas 2000, held this week (September 13-15) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, where exhibitors will feature various products and services targeting the sewn products industry, including cutting machinery and CAD/CAM software. In addition, SGS will debut version 8.0 of their Optitex software along with their newest made-to-measure software, Modulate. Modulate is a new concept in custom-fit software and is based on parametric values instead of graded pattern pieces.

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