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EasyCut Pro v5.109 Released

Supports Roland GR, GR2 Series Vinyl Cutters

EasyCut announced that its market-acclaimed vinyl cutter software has been fully tested and can be used with Roland CAMM-1 GR and GR2 Series Large Format Vinyl Cutters. For Roland users, this provides the assurance that the latest version of software will seamlessly integrate with their vinyl cutting plotters. EasyCut Pro is designed to maximize the characteristics of cutter and media to enable high-quality printing, cutting and improved efficiency for print-and-cut production.

The new generation Roland CAMM-1 GR2 series large-format vinyl cutter, officially launched by Roland DGA in July 2021, This series includes 2 models: 64-inch GR2-640 and 54-inch GR2-540. the new GR2 series cutters gained quite some popularity in its year of release. Designed to seamlessly integrate with Roland’s large format inkjet printers, the new GR2 series cutters offer superior cutting accuracy, as well as innovative features for precision print and cut production, which enables fast and accurate cutting any shape from a wide variety of materials. including everything from vinyl, heat transfer sheets, thin automotive films, thick reflective sheets and sandblasting masks. This makes the GR2-640 and GR2-540 perfect for applications such as signage, decals, vehicle graphics, apparel, window films, and more. The addition of Roland’s GR and GR2 series to our widely supported machines is clearly no surprise.

This software works well on both Windows and Mac computers and serves as third-party standalone software, allowing desktop design to output directly to large format printers or vinyl cutters.

The latest version of EasyCut Pro v5.109 adds the following vinyl cutter models:

  • Roland CAMM-1 GR-420
  • Roland CAMM-1 GR-540
  • Roland CAMM-1 GR-640
  • Roland CAMM-1 GR2-540
  • Roland CAMM-1 GR2-640

To find out more about EasyCut Pro and download the latest version, go to www.easycutpro.com.

Pricing and Availability

EasyCut Pro runs on both Windows and macOS, including the latest Windows 11 and macOS 12 Monterey. A free demo version is available for downloading. The basic single-user license for the PRO Edition costs just $199.95 USD. The update is free for registered users.

About EasyCut 

EasyCut is the developer and vendor of professional vinyl cutting software.

The software is translated into multiple languages and distributed in over 100 countries. Today, EasyCut’s products and services are trusted by more than 1 million users worldwide. They constantly release updates of EasyCut Pro, adding new features and improving on the existing ones.

Flexxbotics Raises $2.9M Series A Financing

Flexxbotics announced today that it has completed its $2.9 million Series A funding round. The company will use the capital to accelerate the global commercialization of its cloud-based manufacturing management software platform. This platform seamlessly connects enterprise business systems with the manufacturing floor, creating a path for manufacturers to drive the digital transformation to enable Industry 4.0. The system provides a no-code tool kit that enables discrete manufacturers to have a tighter grip on process control, capture relevant operations data, and automate workcell setup.

Flexxbotics was founded in 2018 by Tyler Bouchard, CEO and Tyler Modelski, CTO. Flexxbotics, a Northeastern IDEA spin-out, launched its first set of robotic productivity tools in 2020 and today these are used in almost one hundred companies world-wide. Flexxbotics advisors include John Joseph, CEO and co-founder of Datanomix and Scott Harris, co-founder of SOLIDWORKS and OnShape.

The Series A financing round was led by eCoast Angels, one of the most experienced and active angel groups in New England. The group focuses on early-stage companies developing advanced technology solutions.

About Flexxbotics

Flexxbotics is a manufacturing software company located in Boston, MA driven to reduce the complexity in running discrete manufacturing operations. The company’s cloud-based manufacturing management software platform seamlessly connects enterprise business systems with the manufacturing floor, creating a path for manufacturers to drive the digital transformation to enable Industry 4.0.

For more information, please visit https://flexxbotics.com/.

IWT Selects Aras Innovator Platform

Aras announced that IWT has selected the Aras Innovator platform to manage all manufacturing requirements through a unified workflow. With the Aras PLM platform, IWT will manufacture 45 customized models and manage multiple projects for customers that are fully customized to their specific needs.

When IWT was forced to pivot due to the pandemic, the company was able to make its engineering change order (ECO) release process completely paperless, which enabled those working remotely to continue without interruption. Aras Innovator has been adopted by 80 percent of IWT’s employees and has provided a streamlined approach that enables IWT to process 25,000 parts in a single year with additional product data, increased flexibility, and no increase in workload.

Additional benefits IWT has already realized with Aras include:

  • Design activities and production engineering reached normal operations within four weeks of going live.
  • ECO state is now constantly monitored, and release priorities are managed based on the business needs, eliminating delays due to poor planning of ECO priorities.
  • Revisions to inconsistent data have been almost completely eliminated.

For more information about IWT’s PLM project, read this case study.

About IWT

IWT Srl, which is part of Tecniplast Group, has over thirty years of experience in the design, manufacture, industrialization and installation of automatic washing machines with excellent performance, is a company in life sciences and through the years has specialized in design and implementation of automatic washing industrial solutions, automated systems for vacuum transport and decontamination and sanitization machinery since 1992. Manufacturing is based in nearby Varese, Italy in a facility with 129,000 square feet of production areas, design studios, training, and showroom facilities.

About Aras

Aras provides the low-code platform with applications to design, build, and operate complex products. Its technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions that build business resilience. Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, DENSO, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are using the platform to manage complex change and traceability.

Visit www.aras.com to learn more.