National Textile University Inaugurates Tukatech Design Labs

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The National Textile University in Pakistan implements three state-of-the-art computer design labs using TUKAcad and TUKA3D solutions. The inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony included Ram Sareen of Tukatech and Dr. Tanveer Hussain of NTU.

Ram Sareen at the NTU CAD lab inauguration

We knew our students would be in a better position to serve the garment industry with the knowledge and skill of the Tukatech systems.

National Textile University (NTU) inaugurated three computer labs for digital pattern, textile, and apparel design, including 50 TUKAcad stations for digital pattern-making and several TUKA3D stations for virtual sample-making. The inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Tukatech’s Head Coach and Founder, Ram Sareen, and NTU’s Rector, Dr. Tanveer Hussain.

One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Pakistan, NTU began as an institute focused on spinning, weaving, and processing of textiles, but since it was upgraded to a technical and managerial university in 2002, programs have been expanded to equip students with knowledge of fashion design, apparel merchandising, and garment manufacturing. The goal of the shift in recent years toward “outcome-based” teaching and skill enhancement has been to provide the garment industry with students who have enough hands-on experience to add value to their employers from day one.

Dr. Hussain explains, “We had been using CAD systems in our garment manufacturing programs, but we learned that about 70% of the progressive garment industry had switched to Tukatech systems for product development. We were amazed with the capabilities of TUKAcad and TUKA3D, and we knew our students would be in a better position to serve the garment industry with the knowledge and skill of the Tukatech systems.”

About NTU: Established in 1959, National Textile University aspires to have a transformative impact on the socio-economic development of Pakistan in general and the textile & clothing industry in particular, with outstanding education, research, and eco-friendly innovation. The mission of National Textile University is to contribute towards sustainable socio-economic development of society and welfare of humanity through pursuit of excellence in education, research and innovation in areas of National importance, with special emphasis on textile and clothing.

About Tukatech: Established in 1995, Tukatech’s software and hardware applications combine the artistry of traditional fashion production with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. Tukatech simplifies design and development processes and creates fashion technology that companies of every size use to bring the right product to the consumer at the right time. Tukatech believes in empowering professionals and students with powerful tools to face the challenges of the fashion industry with confidence, free from technical challenges and restrictions.

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