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The Oscars are fast approaching, and while we don’t often have the pleasure of introducing you to Academy Award winners, today, we do! Zoran Kacic-Alesic won the Scientific and Engineering award from AMPAS, otherwise known as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Scientific and Engineering Award is given for achievements that produce a definite influence on the advancement of the motion picture industry.

Zoran is VP of Engineering and part of the Avametric team, a San Francisco-based company recently acquired by Gerber Technology. Avametric team members are a team of fashion vets, engineering gurus, technology-obsessed scientists, savvy investors and visual effects experts who are shaping the future of #FashionTech. Check out our Q&A with Zoran!

 

With the rapidly increasing requirement for custom furniture or on-demand fabrication, manual processes are no longer enough to enable profitable production.  The biggest disadvantages of legacy furniture design processes are:

  •    The time it takes to create and iterate on the design.
  •    The need to almost re-start the entire process to address even the smallest change.
  •    The excessive lead time and cost associated with any type of “personalized” product.

The transition to 3D design processes, especially the use of integrated 3D to 2D Flattening software coupled with automated textile printing, cutting and assembly practices can have a tremendous impact on production cycle time, and profitability.

The Gerber Technology family recently grew even larger with the acquisition of Avametric, a San Francisco based technology company that enables brands to deliver accurate 3D renderings of their apparel and accessories on customizable digital body models for web, mobile and AR.

Avametric team members are a team of fashion vets, engineering gurus, technology-obsessed scientists, savvy investors and visual effects experts wielding Academy Awards! So, since it’s awards season, we thought we’d give the mic to one of our new team members from Avametric, Scott Frankel. Scott is a film industry veteran who has the unique pleasure of being a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences -- the professional honorary organization responsible for awarding Oscars. It’s our pleasure to introduce Scott to you, in his own words!

2018 went by in a flash! Check out our top 10 moments from the past year full of exciting announcements, collaborations, and innovations!

As we proceed into our fifth year of the Gerber Technology Student FashionTech Competition, I want to take a moment to highlight what makes this competition truly shine: the students. This competition would be nothing without their dedication and creativity. Starting from the new year, we ask a lot of our student designers. From concept to completion, the students are challenged not only to provide a unique and well constructed garment, but any number of other tasks: sketches and design outlines, AccuMark pattern data, YuniquePLM tech packs, and social media updates. Every year, we are astounded by the industry of these students on display; all of this is achieved in addition to their busy school and personal lives!

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