The basic material for the spacing monofilament thread, the pile thread, is often polyester, which is ideally suited for cutting with CO2 laser cutters. The special properties of spacer fabrics make it the ideal material for seats and upholstery. It dissipates moisture very well, has a high level of air permeability, ensures ideal thermoregulation and good pressure relief. It is therefore increasingly used as upholstery, for example in vehicle construction, but also in aerospace, medical technology and the furniture industry.
The laser is establishing itself as the processing tool of choice because it works without contact. In tactile processes such as knife cutting the fabric is distorted by pressure on the material. The only possibility for a precise, efficient average is therefore the non-contact and therefore pressure and tension-free cutting using a CO2 laser.