laser cutting of Fabrics

The world of textiles is a wide world that includes a variety of products for different fields that combine different textile sheets, sometimes in addition to other materials such as metal, wood and plastic. Textile definition is any fabric sheet woven from synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon or Kevlar) or natural fibers such as cotton, linen and silk.

Textile sheets are manufactured in many places around the world and are used for a wide variety of fields. Due to its varied features, which include flexibility and strength and its ability to reach masses of thicknesses, transparencies, colors, elasticity, textures and more, it can be found in many industries: the defense industry, automotive and aviation, furniture and interior design, And of course the fashion industry.

Laser cutting of fabrics

Textile design and fashion design are today modern industries that combine cutting-edge technologies, including laser cutting technology. At the base of the design studies, familiarity with graphic software enables the immediate production of designs directly for production in this technology. Laser fabric processing is an important tool in the toolbox of the designer, and without a doubt, controlling this tool makes a great change in the expression ability of the designer. In recent years, more and more important international competitions, putting the laser tecnology in the center stage and presenting the latest capabilities in this field.

The fashion industry is a world-changing industry that is constantly changing and renewing. The availability of the technology and the fact that it is user-friendly enables design planning on one continent and production of the product on another continent - all using a computer files. Laser cutting is possible in a wide variety of textile types. The types are differ in the fabric components such as fiber thickness, density of weaving and fiber material. Laser cutting is possible in fabrics like: Lycra, Cordura, denim (jeans), cotton, silk, felt, technical textile, fleece, polyester, flizelin, Kevlar and neoprene.

Laser Cutting of fabric for the fashion industry (design: Studio Chic)
Laser Cutting of fabric for the fashion industry (design: Studio Chic)

Advantages in laser cutting of fabrics:

Speed, flexibility of execution, precision, repetition (cutting the same part each time) process without contact and without the use of tools (without touching the material). The result: a clean and precise cut that leaves most synthetic fabrics relatively clean of signs of burn and soot. Another significant advantage for cutting these fabrics with laser is the fiber micro melting effect that is created on the cut path that prevents the fabric from being stripped.

Natural textiles such as linen or cotton tend to be slightly scratched on the cut line, and as a result slightly change the hue on the cut line. This effect can be controlled by proper use and adjustment of the laser machine, selecting an appropriate lens and controlling the air flow accompanying the cut.

Laser engraving on fabrics:

Laser engraving is performed delicately on the surface of the fabric (etching the fibers) and affects the color of the fabric. In the industry, you can find laser engraving of denim fabric (jeans) which adds a graphic design touch to the collection. laser engraving of textiles is a quick way to add graphic design elements unlike screen print or digital printing. Laser technology can also mark on the surface of the fabric in a distinct manner with minimal damage to the fiber. Laser marking on canvas is also used for table placements, home decoration products made of textile.

Laser Cutting of decorative covers made of fabric
Laser Cutting of decorative covers made of fabric

Advantages of Laser cutting of fabrics:

Edge micro melting - Because of the high temperature at the cutting point while cutting the fabric, the fibers at the edge of the fabric (at the cutting path), are melting and combining together which prevent them from stripped. this effect help in many cases to give up the overlapping stitchs at the edges of the fabric.

Cutting dimensions - Large sheets (2.5 meters by 1.3 meters) can be cut continuously. In some graphics, each length can be cut continuously (up to 1.3 meters wide).

Utilization of material - efficient dispersion of the parts on the sheet during the design stage (nesting parts) enables efficient utilization and removal of maximum parts of the fabric. The technology allows attaching parts up to a few millimeters between the cutting lines.

The cutting complexity - Because the laser beam diameter is very small it helps to reach high level of details when cutting the canvas, this way we can perform high-level cutting in a lace appearance.

Textile engraving - Sometimes there is a need to mark a letter or logo on a fabric or a fabric product. Our laser technology makes it possible to perform a gentle mark on the fabric surface in a way that is distinct but without cutting the fabric. We will perform the machine adjustments required for this according to the type of fabric.

Drawing files - The technology is very friendly and allows anyone who uses drawing software to produce two-dimensional files (DXF or PDF) that define the cutting lines and areas to be cut at the right scale.

Speed - The technology is very friendly to the designer and enables rapid production of prototypes or small series very quickly by uploading the drawing file to the laser machine.

Price - We have an advanced technology suitable for production in large series at a competitive price, but even when it comes to small series we can keep the price attractive. An important advantage is that there is no need for a blade / knife / other tooling - the file is the tool, therefore the additional costs are saved and the time spent from planning to production is shortened.

Laser cutting of colorful fabric flowers for decoration
Laser cutting of colorful fabric flowers for decoration

laser cutting of fabrics in the industry:

Automotive - airbags, seats and upholstery.

Fashion - swimwear, shirts, hats, bags, accessories and footwear.

Interior design - maps, curtains, runners, table decorations, designed patch-stickers, fabric toys and dolls for sewing.

Medical applications - technical textiles for medical development.

Security - protection, military equipment, carrying cases for testing equipment, vests and carrying belts.

Industrial - electrical conductive fabrics, insulation fabrics, wearable electronics.

Other products - parachutes, travel bags, photo bags.

Laser cutting of Shirt in a mesh appearance (Design: Studio Chic)
Laser cutting of Shirt in a mesh appearance (Design: Studio Chic)

At Lasercut4 we offer cutting services to a large variety of medical applications. The equipment, installations and machines that carry out the work are operating in a very high level of cleanliness that is acceptable to our customers for the development and manufacture of medical products (not a full "clean room" conditions) .the machines include strong vacum systems that allow the removal of waste and gases from the work area leaving The products clean and in perfect condition.

We certified to ISO9001:2008 quality standard and are constantly improving in all aspects of our operations.