FABRIC CUTTING ROOM

Lectra's expertise in the fabric cutting room and its forward-thinking solutions help upholstered furniture companies boost their productivity

MADE IN CHINA 2025 FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE: MAKE IT WITH LECTRA FABRIC CUTTING ROOM

Although China ranks first in the world for its upholstered furniture production, manufacturers are in an uncomfortable position: labor costs are rising, international competition is increasing, export volumes are steady, consumption growth is slowing down and consumers want more choice of design, material and color. All this increases the number of models and variants to be produced. To maintain margins and remain competitive, the furniture industry has no choice but to change and upgrade. Made in China 2025 is a huge opportunity that requires the innovation, production automation and process optimization that Lectra can provide.
The Lectra fabric cutting room is a complete set of solutions that help customers increase production flexibility and attain the highest level of operational excellence and OEE (Productivity, Quality and Performance).

FOR THE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE INDUSTRY, LECTRA TAKES
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO OPTIMIZING PROCESSES
IN THE FABRIC CUTTING ROOM

Both manual marker making and hand cutting take time and increase the risk of error. With Lectra’s powerful pre-production software, manufacturers avoid costly errors, reduce non-quality costs and optimize fabric use from the start.
Lectra's unique furniture solution allows manufacturers to manage the entire manufacturing cycle from product development to pre-production and cutting. Automation of critical tasks limits unnecessary operator intervention and the risk of human error. Error avoidance strategies include the ability to prepare and compile spreading and cutting instructions, and to generate a follow-up sheet with barcoding for automatic input. Collected data is then sent directly to the cutting machine with all relevant information.

OPTIMIZING MULTI-PLY CUTTING FOR FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS

The domestic market is the driving force behind the growth in China's upholstered furniture industry. Increased income and the trend towards e-commerce mean customers are looking for more choice when furnishing their home. For furniture manufacturers, the challenge is to manage this increasing diversity while increasing both volumes and margins.
Together with Brio automated spreading solutions, Lectra’s Vector delivers exceptional performance through its excellent cutting quality and high production capacity. The spreader combines productivity and quality with tension-free laying and minimum fabric consumption. It provides a complete set of options for full fabric management. Associated with Vector, Brio offers synergies to reach the maximum return on investment (RoI) in as short a time as possible.

MATCHING PATTERNS FASTER IN THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY

Manual pattern-matching is extremely time consuming. Lectra has developed Mosaic, a system that automatically compensates for any distortion and adjusts the cutting path, ensuring that patterned pieces match perfectly when assembled. This saves time, increases quality and gives furniture manufacturers the flexibility to better manage the challenges posed by patterned fabrics.

LECTRA FABRIC CUTTING ROOM MAXIMIZES SYSTEM AVAILABILITY,
ENSURING QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE
IN UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MANUFACTURING

In China, the focus is gradually shifting to the second and third-tier cities, implying a consolidated marketing strategy to tap into the mid-range and lower end of the market. Furniture companies need to be sure they have the ability to reach payback on their investment in the agreed time. Lectra’s specific project approach ensures teams are productive quickly, supported by a complete range of tailored training. Service contracts guarantee maximum system availability with constant monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, reporting and quality control. These make Lectra the ideal choice to help achieve operational excellence.

Watch Vector in action

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