Lectra, provider of integrated technology solutions for industries that use soft materials, has announced that the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University (NCSU) has implemented Lectra's Vector automated cutting solution. This new advanced cutting solution will help prepare the program's textile students for careers in the apparel industry and will bring industry professionals to the University Lab, enhancing NC State's leadership position in textile education.
The implementation of the cutting solution will bring the whole process to life by allowing collaboration among students. Fashion design students will be able to team up with textile designers, who understand fabric architecture. Together, they will be able to develop more complex patterns and interface with Kaledo, Modaris, Diamino, and Gallery, Lectra's added-value design, pattern-making, marker-making and collaborative product development management solutions already in place at the College, to learn and implement the entire fashion product development process.
NCSU College of Textiles is the largest institution of its type in the United States, with more than half of U.S. textile graduates coming from NCSU's textile program. The programs of study range from traditional design and manufacturing to color science, medical textiles, nonwovens, marketing and supply chain management.