New York design house Adrian Jules has digitised its entire operating process from design to cutting with the implementation of 3D technology.
The company has integrated Gerber Technology’s AccuMark 3D and 2D CAD software, Gerber’s AccuNest, and the GerberCutter Z1 for production-ready, made-to-measure garments.
Darren Beaman, senior director of technical design and production director, says the company has found a balance between old-world tradition and new technology, including 3D. This has led to a 10% saving in material utilisation and 75% time savings for faster manufacturing productivity.
“We’ve gone from 20 samples per year, down to five,” Beaman says, adding that 3D has not only been instrumental in bringing the business into a brand-new technological era, but crucial to operations due to the present-day geopolitical challenges of Covid-19.
In a matter of days, Adrian Jules was able to convert to mask and PPE production.
“55 years ago we used paper, pencil and old wooden rulers…now, we’re using the most innovative technology available to the industry,” adds Beaman.