The story of Autometrix began well before the
company name ever appeared on a cutting machine.
It began when naval architect, John Palmer, turned his
considerable expertise towards building an
industry-leading company defined by family,
passion and innovation.

Slide Autometrix Founder and President Today, the shared family commitment to quality
is carried on by John’s son, Jonathan. After growing
up in the company, Jonathan left home to earn his
engineering degree before returning to Autometrix
as an engineer. With a focus on new product
development, Jonathan soon took over as President.
Thanks to the dedication to maintaining control
over the entire process, from software to hardware,
Autometrix is able to ensure an unmatched level of
integration, customization, performance and
customer service. This control along with an ongoing
commitment to constant innovation has made
Autometrix Inc. a leading provider of pattern
development software to the industrial fabrics market.

Slide 1979 Marine Computer Systems founded by John Palmer,
offering software to the marine industry - specifically,
the first 3D sail design software.
1989 Marine Computer Systems changes name
to Autometrix
1989 Plotter Pilot released as premier nesting and
machine control software for contemporary
machines, like those from Cutting Edge
(later acquired by Gerber)

Slide 1992 First cutting machine, M4000
Installed at Elliott Pattison Sail Loft in Newport Beach, CA
1996 Launch of Autocut 7000 (7K) series of cutting machines
First machine installed at a company in Ireland
1999 The first version of PatternSmith software launched 2000 Launch of the M3 cutting machine
Introduction of the first carbon fiber beam in the industry.
First installed at a composites company that is still
making our beams!
2002 Pioneered Photo Digitizing with introduction of CadShot

Slide 2005 Launch of X5, the fastest single-ply knife cutting machine
ever built 72 inches per second top speed, accelerating at 1g
2009 Introduced HideShot for photo digitizing and nesting leather hides Launch of M4 and M8 machines, introducing touch-screen control Launched Advantage machine, installed at Collegiate Pacific.
First machine design with integrated electronics
2009-2010 2010

Slide 2013 Installed the first Radium cutting machine at Fiberwerx.
Offers adjustable cutting head height and integrated electronics.
2014 2015 2016 Launched Argon cutting machine and installed at a business in Australia.
Same features as Radium, but with faster cutting speeds.
Introduced Catalyst conveyorized system.
PatternSmith 8 released.
Digitizing solution, CadShot Mobile launched.
Winner of 2016 IFAI Expo “Show Stopper in the Equipment
and Tools” category.