Best Fabric Cutting Machine For Processing Fabric
Common types of fabric for laser processing
What are the popular fabric products processed by laser?
Where to buy fabric?
Large exhibitions like Outdoor Retailer allow discovering new fabrics and meeting suppliers from around the world. But the minimum order is often higher.
Local fabric shops
Brick and mortar stores like Joann Fabric provide opportunity to feel fabrics in person with the guidance from knowledgeable staff. It often offers customization services.
Pick your best fabric cutting machine
Laser cutting is ideal for processing various fabrics with its ability to cut intricate designs and patterns quickly, accurately and without contact. The concentrated heat of the laser cleanly severs the textile fibers without excessive scorching or fraying. With programmable digital control, laser cutters can repeatedly create complex custom designs.
Whether making unique fashion pieces, home items or crafts, you’ll need an excellent fabric cutting machine. The Thunder Laser machine provides the power, precision and reliability required to take your fabric projects to the next level.
Thunder Odin Laser Engraver
Work Area 559×381 up to 813×508mm
Type RF CO2
Power 30w, 55w
Thunder Bolt Laser Cutter
Work Area 508*305 mm
Type RF CO2
Thunder Nova Laser Cutter
Work Area 600×400 up to 1600×1000mm
Type RF CO2
Z-axis 150mm, 230mm
With its spacious work area, the Thunder Nova enables laser cutting of large swaths of fabrics. Available in multiple sizes, Nova machines feature an adjustable bed to accommodate different material thicknesses. It also delivers excellent engraving resolution on fabrics due to its hybrid servo motors. Additionally, the user-friendly designs make Nova an excellent fabric cutting machine for processing high volumes of fabrics or oversized projects with power and quality.
Common parameters for laser processing fabric
The results of fabric engraving are greatly influenced by the fabric material used. The table below provides recommended settings for using the NOVA51-130W laser machine to process fabric. You can do some testing first to fit the parameters for a particular use by fabric cutting machine.
Tips and tricks for laser processing fabric
How to solve the instability when need to laser cut fabric?
The moisture minimizes potential damage to fibers during lasing that causes instability. As a result, you can increase fabric humidity.
Defocus the laser or adjust grayscale patterns of laser fabric cutting machine to maintain fabric stability. You can also use finer techniques directly on the material itself to keep the textile stable.
How to store fabric properly?
Keep dry: Store fabrics in a well-ventilated area at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, heat sources or moisture. Use an appropriate amount of moth-proofing agents.
Avoid light exposure: Sunlight can cause dyes to fade. Ideal storage is in a dark place or bagged to prevent light exposure.
Control temperature: High temperatures may cause fabrics to shrink while low temperatures can produce stiffness. The ideal range is 15-25°C.
Prevent mildew: Use anti-mildew agents as needed. In hot and humid seasons, periodically air out the fabrics to prevent mold growth.
Fold neatly: Avoid creases by placing sheets of soft cloth or paper between folded fabrics.
What do our customers say about Thunder Laser?
At Thunder Laser, our customers trust the quality of our machines as well as our customer services, which stands out from other laser companies. If you want to see for yourself, check out ratings on Trustpilot.
Eric Munoz at Thunder LaserCooper Butts
My Thunder Laser Nova 35 /100 stoped…Eric Landrum
This machine will not disappoint you…Eduardo
Nova 51 100w - Purchase reviewBill
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Our team is based all over Canada, but our main location and showroom is located at Fuse33 Makerspace in Calgary Alberta. This means, all our members are artists, tradespeople and hobbyists. Our members use our Thunder Laser machines for a wide range of projects. We’ve seen it all!
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