Laser Cutting of Polyester Fabric

Laser Solutions for Polyester Fabric

Goldenlaser designs and builds a range of CO2 laser cutting machines for the cutting of polyester fabrics in various applications. Using a roller feed, rolls of fabric can be laser cut in a continuous manner. The nesting software calculates the layout in an optimal way to ensure wastage of your material is kept to a minimum. The state-of-the-art laser cutter with integrated camera system allows for the polyester fabric to be laser cut to the contours of the pre-printed design.

Applicable laser processes for polyester fabric

textile laser cutting

1. Laser Cutting

Polyester fabrics respond very well to the laser cutting process with clean and neat cut edges, preventing fraying after cutting. The high temperature of the laser beam melts the fibres and seals the edges of the laser cut textile.

textile laser engraving

2. Laser Engraving

Laser engraving of fabric is to remove (engrave) the material to a certain depth by controlling the power of the CO2 laser beam to obtain contrast, tactile effects or to perform light etching to bleach the color of the fabric.

textile laser perforation

3. Laser Perforation

One of the desirable processes is laser perforation. This step allows to perforate the polyester fabrics and textiles with a tight array of the holes of the certain pattern and size. It is often required to provide ventilation properties or unique decorative effects to the end product.

Benefits of processing polyester fabric with a laser cutter

clean and perfect laser cutting edges

Clean and perfect cuts

laser cutting polyester printed design

Exact cutting the outline of the pre-printed design

polyester precise laser cutting

High efficiency and exquisite tailoring

Laser cutting produces clean and perfect cuts without the need for edge post-treatment or finishing.

Synthetic materials are left with fused edges during laser cutting, meaning no fringed edges.

Laser cutting is a non-contact manufacturing process which infuses very little heat into the material being processed.

Laser cutting is very versatile, meaning it can process many different materials and contours.

Laser cutting is computer numerically controlled and cuts contours as programmed into the machine.

Laser cutting can significantly reduce production time and produce consistent quality cuts every time.

Laser cutting machines experience almost no downtime if maintained properly.

Additional advantages of goldenlaser's laser cutting machine

Continuous and automatic processing of textiles directly from the roll, thanks to the vacuum conveyor system and auto-feeder.

Automatic feeding device, with auto rectifying deviation during fabrics feeding.

Laser cutting, laser engraving (marking), laser perforating and even laser kiss cutting can be performed on a single system.

Various sizes of working tables are available. Extra-wide, extra-long, and extension working tables can be customized on request.

Two heads, independent two heads and galvanometer scanning heads can be configured to increase productivity.

The laser cutter with integrated state-of-the-art camera recognition system can cut fabrics or materials precisely and quickly along with the outline of the pre-printed design.

What is polyester fabric:
Material properties and laser cutting technique

laser cutting dye sublimation polyester

Polyester is a synthetic fibre, usually derived from petroleum. This fabric is one of the most popular textiles in the world and is used in thousands of different consumer and industrial applications. Polyester fabric has excellent characteristics such as low cost, durability, light weight, flexibility, and easy maintenance, making it suitable for manufacturing apparel, home furnishing, outdoor products and many items for industrial purposes.

Polyester absorbs the wavelength of the CO2 laser beam very well and can therefore be easily processed by laser. Laser cutting makes it possible to cut polyester at high speed and with flexibility, and even large fabrics can be completed at a fast rate. There are few design limitations with laser cutting, so more complex designs can be made without burning the fabric. Laser cutter is able to cut sharp lines and rounded corners that is difficult to do with conventional cutting tool.

Typical application industries of laser cutting polyester fabric

Digitally printed sportswear and advertising signs

Home furnishings - upholstery, curtains, sofas

Outdoors - parachutes, sails, tents, awning fabrics

laser cutting applications for polyester fabric

Recommended laser machines for cutting polyester fabric

Laser type: CO2 RF laser / CO2 glass laser
Laser power: 150 watts, 300 watts, 600 watts, 800 watts
Working area: Up to 3.5m x 4m
Laser type: CO2 RF laser / CO2 glass laser
Laser power: 150 watts, 300 watts, 600 watts, 800 watts
Working area: Up to 1.6m x 13m
Laser type: CO2 RF laser / CO2 glass laser
Laser power: 150 watts
Working area: 1.6m x 1.3m, 1.9m x 1.3m
Laser type: CO2 RF laser
Laser power: 150 watts, 300 watts, 600 watts
Working area: 1.6m x 1 m, 1.7m x 2m
Laser type: CO2 RF laser
Laser power: 300 watts, 600 watts
Working area: 1.6m x 1.6 m, 1.25m x 1.25m
Laser type: CO2 glass laser
Laser power: 80 watts, 130 watts
Working area: 1.6m x 1m, 1.4 x 0.9m

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