Gerber technology at CDU 

Fashion lecturer, Adriana Dent with student Nick Louloudias

Nick Louloudias

Charles Darwin University’s fashion department has been utilising the latest industry technology – the Gerber AccuMark.System.

Gerber AccuMark is a cutting edge computer program that assists with pattern making and design.

Gerber Technology develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries.

Course coordinator fashion studies, Armida Monteith, said the cutting edge technology allows greater possibilities for fashion students.

“These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production, and production processes,” she said.

“The students digitize in their patterns and with AccuMark they can make modifications to it. Each size pattern can then be plotted out and automatically cut in cardboard for storage in their pattern library.

“The amount of fabric required can then be calculated and the optimum layout of the pattern pieces can be plotted for one garment or hundreds.

“The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations all around the world, and we are extremely lucky to have a piece of technology like the Gerber AccuMark to incorporate into our studies.”

For more information contact Armida Monteith on 8946 6740.