Visualization tools are essential for the future of garment design. A technology called AccuMark 3D is helping pave the way for using traditional or 3D printed textiles. Danit Peleg is an innovation technology consultant for Gerber. Peleg specializes in the use of 3D printed textiles to design the next generation of fashion.
Gerber Technology is a world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets. Danit’s latest innovation was a custom dress for the Paralympics. When creating this custom dress, Danit worked closely with Gerber’s AccuMark 3D team to design and visualize the dress prior to printing the various pieces. The process ensured the dress would perform as well as the dancer while on stage. Using AccuMark 3D for design and visualization allowed Peleg to understand garment dynamics without spending hundreds of hours creating samples.
AccuMark 3D visualization, animation and simulation technology is part of the AccuMark family of products. AccuMark 3D presents realistic modeling of fabric properties, allowing designers to visualize their designs before costly samples are created. This allows for a decrease in sample costs by 75 per cent or more.
In the future, Danit and the AccuMark 3D team will collaborate by using the software to send patterns in the form of 3D print files directly to the printer similar to the current integration with digital fabric printing.