We saved days, not hours on our first cuts with the Plotter/Cutter. And while Greg was right, it did take him a little time to cut his first boat cover, it didn’t take THAT much time. He cut his first cover in less than 3 months after automating – mainly because they were so busy taking advantage of the other unexpected advantages of their new Plotter/Cutter system!
Their Carlson Design Plotter/Cutter and Laser Digitizing system will make every job simpler, more accurate, cleaner, made with fewer people, in less time, and with less material.
To maintain their quality guarantee they heat seal all of their acrylic and upholstery fabrics with a hot knife. By hand, this process is tedious, time intensive, and takes a skilled operator to maintain accuracy, speed, and a consistent sealed edge. Using the Carlson Design Plotter/Cutter with Hot Knife tool attachment they can produce the perfect sealed edge, to the exact size, with the least amount of material waste — all at the click of a button.
Jeff and Rose own and operate Abrams Bed, LLC – Maker of The Safety Sleeper™ in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania creating custom bed enclosures for special needs individuals. The tent-like mattress enclosure was created for their autistic son Abram to keep him safe at night without his parents worrying. From www.thesafetysleeper.com: The Safety Sleeper™ is a fullyContinue reading “Abram’s Bed – Fun with The Safety Sleeper”
Strong Enterprises, located in Orlando, Florida, was founded in the 1960s by Ted Strong — the man who penned their motto, “a parachute company with an imagination”. There are few products where quality production is more important than when making parachutes. That’s why, in 1994, Strong purchased their first Carlson Design Pro-78 Plotter/Cutter, with aContinue reading “Strong Enterprises: 20 Years of Trust”
Len’s Awning wanted a Plotting/Cutting/Patterning solution simple enough to automate basic projects TODAY, but advanced enough to allow them to start building a digital pattern library, designing awnings and canvas in CAD, and eventually integrating 3D Digitizing over the course of the next year. They found that simple and affordable solution with the Carlson Design Pro PT-72″ Plotter/Cutter and T-Bar Pattern Digitizer.
Founded in 1876, Oshkosh Tent and Awning has been around only 100 fewer years than the United States. A lot has changed at OTA over the last 138 years, but not their commitment to providing quality custom canvas products. The company has a diverse product offering ranging from agricultural canvas to awnings to athletic gear,Continue reading “Oshkosh Tent and Awning – 138 Years of Quality”
Jaime Muriel, president of Isavela Compression Garments is passionate about textiles. He is using a Carlson Design Plotter/Cutter to expand opportunities in the custom medical garment business. They will be saving time by digitizing physical patterns, saving material with autonesting, and improving quality and repeatability by computer cutting.
For 30 years their motto has been — no job is too small, or too big, we do it all! To help with their thriving business they wanted a cutter that was as simple, reliable, and affordable. They chose the Carlson Design PT-108″ Plotter/Cutter on a home built 40′ long table. This system will help them more accurately cut wider material, decrease plot/cut time, and improve sewing time. They estimated a one year ROI!
Undercover Canvas, in Barbados, is the island’s premiere awning and canvas shop. Owner and founder, Nigel Richigings, has patiently waited since 2006 to automate his shop. Now he CAN’T wait to show up in the morning, ready to take on bigger and more impressive projects than ever before!
Columbus Canvas Products manufactures high quality canvas and vinyl products in Columbus, Ohio. With demand growing for their American made sewn goods, they needed an in-house solution for quickly, accurately, and very repeatably marking and cutting their fabrics. The Carlson Design PT-84″ plotter/cutter was the perfect cost effective solution for increasing production, decreasing waste, and turning marking and cutting into an entry level position.
“Same Same, but Different”. This common Thai expression perfectly sums-up the installation of our SECOND Pro PT plotter/cutter at Rolly Tasker. For one week in March, 2014 we updated their 2007 PT-78” plotter/cutter AND installed a new 2014 PT-72” plotter/cutter. We also introduced NEW autonesting software and best-practice training.
Chair Care Patio started in the late 80’s out of Deb and Steve Martz garage. They have since grown and evolved the company to meet a wide variety of industry demands. Their shop is filled with lots of fabric, patterns, sewing machines, and one web-savy serial entrepreneur. Add our Carlson Plotter/Cutter and T-Bar Digitizer to the mix and they are looking to cut everything they can! To start, we examine how they automate cutting samples, patio slings, chairs, and marine upholstery.
Laurel Awning, located in Apollo, PA — a suburb just outside of Pittsburgh — has made over 25 miles of cuts after only three months with their Carlson Design PT-96″ plotter/cutter. That’s a lot! President Greg Schmieler reports, “We’re down to 1.25hr to 1.5hr to process, draw, and cut a canopy job. That used to take us on average 6-8 hours”. The speed at which they adopted this new technology is not only a testament to the simplicity of our hardware and software, but the value of establishing a good system. It’s also just the beginning…
Adavanta automates their plotting and cutting for the production of office furniture in Western Australia
Marco Canvas is a 3rd generation canvas and upholstery shop with a dynamic look to the future.
Carlson Design installs “Lami Cutter” in two new clean rooms used for glass lamination.
Need to preform a lot of cutting right at the job site? Advanced Insulation decided to bring their plotter/cutter to the action by creating a mobile production unit. They installed their PT-60″ plotter/cutter and 5’x32′ vacuum table in a 40′ long insulated shipping container.
Carlson Design upgrades LTA Projects 1999 CP-101-72 with new CTx-78″ plotter/cutter. Wider, 5x faster, more accurate, and many more convenient features!
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to operate our equipment, but if that’s all you have…install at Aerojet’s rocket factory in Camden AR.
Carlson Design visited Pensacola, FL the beginning of 2011 to provide training and service for Breathing Systems. Breathing Systems is using the PT-72 for prototyping a new medical device. They installed their own system Jan. 2010 and now familiar with the system, asked us to visit for advanced training.
In May, CD helps install and train customers in Thailand and Dubai to cut tension structures and pipe insulation respectively.
Carlson Design upgrades all the Lake Geneva Sail Lofts to their latest and greatest.