The ever-changing and evolving customers’ demands are intriguing the apparel manufacturing industry to look for solutions to design and produce fashion products in the shortest possible lead time. 3D software technologies have emerged as facilitators of producing virtual samples eliminating the need of physical apparel sample that requires arduous efforts and time. Being one of the leading providers of fashion technology solutions for garment and apparel industry, Tukatech, presented its 2D and 3D design solutions as well as cutting solutions. The solutions have been developed by a team of over 300 engineers in 14 countries who specialize in handling every possible segment related to garments.
The commitment of solving problems and streamlining operations with increased profit through advanced software and hardware solutions is what makes Tukatech different from others. Ram Sareen, Founder of Tukatech comments, “Just selling software and let users use them in the way they want, does not work,” adding, “We design customized solutions, provide complete consulting, implement engineering techniques all in our way to make things and technology up in the market to produce the measurable results.” He underlines that the company’s 3D and virtual solutions are profitable to a great extent, especially for e-commerce clients, as these technologies completely eliminate the need of a warehouse concept.
Among all array of cutting room solutions displayed, TUKAcad was the highlight. TUKAcad is a pattern design software that enables manufacturers and designers to accurately develop and grade patterns for single style or entire lines in order to achieve zero tolerance in fit. Explaining the need of digital pattern making, Ram says, “Fit is the ultimate output and if the garment you are wearing doesn’t fit you, no matter which brand you are wearing, it’s of no use.”
TUKAcut and SMARTmark are two other products of Tukatech which gained the interest of serious customers. TUKAcut is Automatic CNC Cutting Machine which has the capability of cutting up to 8 cm compressed under a vacuum. It is equipped with on board computer with high capacity hard disk and monitor that can independently memorise the cutting graphics and can be directly connected to the CAD system network or the cut data/marker may be transferred via USB. On the other hand, SMARTmark is an advanced automatic marker making software which maximizes the placement of markers and utilizes every possible piece of fabric, generating enormous savings from 3 per cent to 15 per cent in fabric cost per marker.
Ram was critical of the educational institutes’ reliance on paper patterns. “Tukatech is heavily involved in the education system to ensure that the institutions are teaching today’s technology. We have tie-up with many international universities. Thus, we make sure that after completing the studies, fashion students apply their knowledge to add values to their employers,” shares Ram. He also emphasized to impart formal education to aspiring professionals to learn the techniques and understand the processes. He was very emphatic that the future growth in retail will be driven by m-commerce. “In April, we will show our specifically developed software in this particular segment at Hong Kong Conference,” concludes Ram.