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What Gerber’s Next-Gen Cutting Room Can Do for Apparel Production

Gerber Technology is taking the flexible materials processing industry to the next level with the launch of its end-to-end solution for mass production: the Atria digital cutting room.

The Gerber Atria Digital Cutter will be unveiled at the company’s annual technology conference, Ideation, on Nov. 4-6. The connected platform features the new Atria digital cutting solution and the just-released AccuMark 2D and 3D, AccuNest and AccuPlan. The technologies combine for a next-generation, digital mass production solution Gerber said will offer “the best throughput, quality and price per piece in the market.”

The Atria digital cutting room leverages Industry 4.0 and IoT to seamlessly integrate with Gerber’s pattern design, cut planning and nesting solutions, which connects the entire mass production process from CAD to the cut room. Gerber said this delivers what manufacturers need to succeed in the post-Covid world by integrating data management, improving efficiencies, reducing material waste, optimizing nesting and cutting production costs.

“We designed the Atria to be the most intelligent, integrated and high-performance cutter the mass production market has ever seen,” Lenny Marano, chief commercial officer at Gerber Technology, said. “The new normal Covid era is a challenge for many manufacturers and requires them to be agile and innovative. The Atria is backed by Gerber’s end-to-end solution that will allow companies to easily adapt and respond to consumer demands and market challenges.”

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The Atria digital cutting room builds on the innovative spirit of Joseph Gerber, the company’s founder and the pioneer behind the first automated cutting solution. Gerber said as “the industry’s smartest machine to date,” the Atria promises to transform mass production by improving overall throughput by 50 percent, reducing consumable usage by more than 30 percent and improving material yield 5 percent, with zero buffer cutting in many applications at full speed.

The intuitive solution will be a game-changer for the workwear, denim, furniture, transportation and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets as it utilizes powerful algorithms to eliminate errors, reduces costs and ensure data integrity at every point in the process, Gerber said.

“Fashion and transportation industries were two of the industry segments most impacted by COVID-19, which meant manufacturers in these industries had to quickly adapt their processes, accelerate e-commerce and look for new ways to connect with customers and maintain a competitive edge,” Ron Ellis, director of hardware product management at Gerber Technology, said. “The Atria’s state-of-the-art control technology and intelligent sensors enable versatility and make it the perfect solution for a variety of markets including apparel, transportation and furniture.”

Gerber Technology delivers software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. With customers in 134 countries, Gerber Technology has a global team of experts to support companies in apparel and accessories, PPE, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics industries.