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
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. 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 3,200 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.