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.
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.
Marine Computer Systems founded by John Palmer, offering software to the marine industry - specifically, the first 3D sail design software.
Marine Computer Systems changes name to Autometrix
Plotter Pilot released as premier nesting and machine control software for contemporary machines, like those from Cutting Edge (later acquired by Gerber)
First cutting machine, M4000 Installed at Elliott Pattison Sail Loft in Newport Beach, CA
Launch of Autocut 7000 (7K) series of cutting machines First machine installed at a company in Ireland
The first version of PatternSmith software launched
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!
Pioneered Photo Digitizing with introduction of CadShot
Launch of X5, the fastest single-ply knife cutting machine ever built 72 inches per second top speed, accelerating at 1g
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
Installed the first Radium cutting machine at Fiberwerx. Offers adjustable cutting head height and integrated electronics.
Launched Argon cutting machine and installed at a business in Australia. Same features as Radium, but with faster cutting speeds.