On 17th May 2023, YKK and VNTANA, an industry leader in 3D Infrastructure Technology, announced the launch of YKK Trim Creator, the first ever 3D trim configurator, to make it easier for brands to visualize trim options, design trims, and generate item codes instantly. The platform brings a new level of stress-free standardization and efficiency for brands incorporating custom zippers and fastening products in their designs.
A survey conducted in 2022 found that YKK customers wanted to customize a finished zipper (size, material, function and colour selection) digitally and to identify the correct item descriptions and item codes for the customized item. The YKK Trim Creator was thus designed to address those needs.
With VNTANA’s patented optimization algorithms, the YKK Trim Creator enables YKK’s customers to view thousands of customized options instantaneously. This makes it easier for designers to specify the correct fastener component, see the design in real-time, and easily share the 3D model through a URL. These capabilities enhance the efficiency of the zipper design and adoption process, as well as minimizing the need for physical zipper samples, decreasing costs and carbon footprint by cutting back on waste and shipping while improving the sales process for buyers.
Watch the video to find out how to use YKK Trim Creator!