Nesting parts on fabrics with stripes or plaids seemed a simple task to do ten years ago. Gemini embraced a solution similar to the most advanced existing on the market, while trying to add some automatic methods of defining piece relations, which made the process easier. And it was all quite OK while cutting was made either manual or in a primitive automatic way.
However, getting inspired from our competitors was not a good choice. While Gemini gradually became leader in innovative technologies such as VisionCUT, for scanning the fabric, dealing with distortions and in-line high productivity single ply cutting, it became obvious that Matching system must evolve to a totally new level.
That is why Gemini incorporated its highest skills and expertise in the new Matching Manager module, which is now capable to handle all the problems related to matching, fabric distortion compensation, multiple nesting grids, piece multi-point correlation, multi-fabric handling. All these features are actually part of a bigger orientation: Mass Customization System, by which Gemini engages to respond to all the new production challenges for the coming years.
The new features of Gemini Pattern Designer X19 will boost the functionalities of VisionCUT system, widening the range of applications and products which can benefit from a 100% automatized manufacturing process. For example, cutting a perfectly symmetrical collar even if the fabric is elongated and distorted, will no longer require a manual recut, it will be done in a single step using VisionCUT and a single ply cutter.