Laser cutting & engraving of textiles by eurolaser at Techtextil
This year, in defiance of the current economic imbalance, the eurolaser GmbH will be presenting the innovative and high-performance systems on the important trade fair of the textile industry. From 16th. to 18th. June 2009 at the Techtextil in Frankfurt (Hall 3.0, Booth E17) the eurolaser GmbH presents their LCS systems for the selective processing of textiles. Interested parties can inform themselves at these fairs about the performance of the systems and watch the preparation of sample cuts from the design on the PC to the actual cut on the laser cutting system.
The eurolaser GmbH, located in Seeevetal near Hamburg/Germany, develops and produces successful laser cutting systems, whose innovative technology and modular conception open various application possibilities around the world. Fields of application that were solely served by mechanical tools up to now are currently being conquered by laser cutting systems.
Since mankind has been protected himself against wind and weather by wearing clothes, the manufacturing and the processing of textiles has been an important Stepp from the raw material to the finished garment. This has not changed over the last milleniums, but the processing methods have. What was arduously cut by knifes or scissors in former times is nowadays cut by machines in most cases.
Textiles of all kind are commonly produced in large fabric panels and cut on accordingly large machines. Especially today´s modern textiles offer big problems to the manufacturers: quick wear of tools, high amount of waste, large emission of dust and noise are responsible that many textiles can only be processed with high effort which does not seem to be efficient – if they can be processed at all. Additionally, when cutting blended fabric, the edges fringe, so that a certain amount of the material has to be calculated as waste.
An alternative to common processing methods is the laser cutting system. The advantages of the laser become clear very soon: Due to the contactless cutting the tool is wear-free, and the cutting edges are “sealed” at once, preventing them from fringing. Huge waste amounts are history now, as it is the annoying formation of dust. The integrated exhaust and filtering system keeps the cutting area free from particles and emissions.
The systems of the LCS series become increasingly popular especially in the textile processing industry. Deposit-free cutting edges even in very thin textiles as for example finest silk and optimal utilisation of the fabric panels through according software contributes to a higher economical efficiency. Additionally eurolaser offers many optional tools and equipment for their systems. Long fabric panels for example can be seamlessly and endlessly cut on a LCS with conveyor. An automatic roll-off unit ensures a continued material flow. Cameras recognise fiducial marks, printing patterns or edges of embroidered patterns and exactly control the cut with a accuracy of 0.02 mm. Especially in the fields of design the advantages of a laser system become clear. New models can be created on the PC and directly sent to the cutting system. The designer immediately sees how the designed garment looks like in reality.