Teddy bear made of polyester fabric

Cutting of plush fabric with no fraying

There is no child that does not wish for a cuddly, trusty friend to keep it company. For decades you could say that the teddy bear has been the favourite play pal of children everywhere and it is also a very popular collector’s item. In the meantime there are high-quality plush bears in any number of different shapes, colours and materials.

But how can the often complicated shapes be prevented from fraying on the cut edges during cutting and the fine hairs from forming lint. The laser beam with its focussed light is the ideal processing method in this case. Contactless processing and the fused cutting edges resulting from the concentrated thermal process ensure accurate shapes without any fraying. In addition only the substrate material must be cut from the polyester fabric, so that no fibres are damaged and this in turn leads to time and energy saving.

These are the facts that a few years ago convinced one of the most famous German manufacturers of soft toys to change its production to laser systems from eurolaser.

In our example the fur of the teddy bear is made of polyester fabric, a material just made for processing with the CO2 laser:

  • Further processing is very simple because there are no loose threads left after the cutting process
  • Individual strands of fur remain intact
  • Contactless and therefore distortion-free
  • No burning of the material

What is more the fabric can be processed fully automatically on the conveyor system. The material is fed directly from the bale into the laser system via the conveyor belt. Panels with dimensions of up to 3,200 x 3,000 mm can be processed under the laser focus. After processing the cut shape can simply be removed at a safe unloading area while the laser processing continues without interruption.

Facts

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Teddybear
Polyester fabric
20 mm total, 0,5 mm support material
Roll
Cutting
Engraving
 Marking
Small series, line production
ca. 4 Sec
approx. 150 x 100 mm
Conveyor, Feeding Unit, Winding Unit
high / medium / low
high / medium / low
Stuffed animals, decoration, toys

Teddy bear made of polyester fabric
Teddy bear made of polyester fabric
No loose threads - no soiling
No loose threads - no soiling
Laser cuts the material in such a way the strands of fur remain intact
Laser cuts the material in such a way the strands of fur remain intact

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