Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—is pleased to announce the release of the new Leather Suite V3R1, specially designed for leather cutting and aimed at manufacturers in the automotive and furniture markets. The new software suite integrated into Lectra’s leather cutting solutions can significantly improve profitability for companies that use leather, while also offering a large number of new features.
Demand in the global leather market, both in the automotive and furniture sectors, has grown significantly, particularly in emerging countries. Manufacturers are currently experiencing a strong recovery in orders, but they must also cope with a 50 to 100 percent increase in the price of raw leather since 2009. A step forward in nesting performance and material savings, Lectra’s Leather Suite V3R1 software enables manufacturers to make concrete, measurable material savings of up to 3.5 percent in automated mod, compared with the previous version. Optimized algorithms for nesting and placing difficult parts, coupled with significantly more intuitive and automated functions, makes a major contribution in enhancing the overall performance of manufacturers in the leather industries.
Another new feature that should significantly enhance manufacturers’ productivity is the integration of Lectra’s new operating pilot software, which comes from a technology already available on the Vector® range. For the numerous companies working with separate equipment specific to leather or fabrics, this innovation will provide a more uniform experience of operating Lectra cutting machines. Any operator trained on Lectra’s fabric cutting machines can easily work on equipment specially designed for leather, without switching to a new software environment. An efficient solution for optimizing cutting room management and analysis.