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Lectra now offers new tech for shoe making

Lectra now offers a revolutionary technology to make athletic footwear. Vector Footwear is rooted in digitalization and automation. With this, it’s possible to make more pairs of shoes an hour and handle more types of fabrics. It provides major gains, including fabric optimization, maximum flexibility, optimized productivity and performance, as well as improved quality and operational excellence.

Connected to Lectra’s call centers, Vector Footwear’s 180 embedded sensors and counters allow predictive maintenance to avoid costly downtime. With up to 98 per cent uptime, Vector Footwear is one of the most reliable cutting solutions on the marketplace. Vector Footwear can replace between four and eight die presses depending on the model. Compared to traditional die press production, Lectra’s digital solution saves up to six per cent in fabrics by minimizing the gap between cut parts, combining several nestings together and cutting with accuracy. In addition, Lectra provides support to ensure change management during the manufacturing process.

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials. It serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries. Lectra’s solutions enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing.