Computerized Fabric Cutting Machine

For high-volume fabric cutting, apparel manufacturers use a computerized fabric cutting machine. This is considered an innovative solution for garment manufacturing. A computerized fabric cutting machine is also known as a CNC fabric cutting machine. Automation in the cutting room is possible with the computerized cutting machine.

Computerized fabric cutting machines

 I have seen many garment factories that used computerized cutting machines in bulk cutting for their orders. The device feature has a highly innovative cutting procedure with a reciprocating blade for perfect cutting. Automatic cutting machines are available in different widths. Different cutting options are available with the machine - Crosswise Cutting, One Way Cutting, Mixed Cutting, Symmetry Cutting, Tubular Cutting, Clockwise/Anticlockwise Cutting.

In countries where getting skilled manpower is difficult, even small factories use this kind of automatic fabric cutting machine.

When one uses a computerized fabric cutting machine, you don’t need to make a pattern marker on the fabric layer. The marker is loaded from the CAD system. Many computerized fabric cutting technology solutions are compatible with any CAD system. So, if you already have a CAD system and you want to do automation in the cutting room, you can buy any solutions for an automatic fabric cutter that fits your requirement.

Benefits of the computerized fabric cutting machines:

Here are some of the benefits that come with an automatic fabric cutting machine. 
  • It is a high-speed cutting and high-ply cutting. This automation improves cutting room productivity. For mass production, automation is essential to handle huge order volumes in less space.
  • Precision cutting is possible with the automated cutting machine. Improves cutting accuracy and cutting quality.
  • Less manpower is required on the cutting section when a factory used this technology. You can save money on payroll.
  • Reduces material waste in the cutting room.
  • Computerized cutting machines are also available for cutting single fabric ply. For Made-to-measure, single ply auto-cutter is very useful and productive.
  • A typical CNC operates at the speed of 80 meters/min with a cutting height of up to 8 centimeters (compressed layer height). The fabric cutting width available is from 1.6 meters to 2.6 meters.

Components of a computerized cutting machine:

Major components of a CNC fabric cutting machine are listed here. 
  • CNC machine hardware
  • Table with conveyor belt
  • Blower system
  • Plastic foil covering blind
  • Intelligent knife - A computer control knife is installed in this cutting machine.
  • Bristle and knife re-sharpening tool
  • Automatic drilling tool
  • Display monitor and Keypad
  • Bundling area

Video on computerized fabric cutting machine

Here is one video tutorial that explains the computerized fabric cutting machine.  
Source: Youtube Channel | SGT University. 

Top brands for automatic cutting machines.

Some of the well-known brands in computerized fabric cutting machines used in the apparel industry are listed below.
  • Lectra and Gerber – These two brands are industry leaders in the fashion industry that becomes one company in 2021 after Gerber has been acquired by Lectra.
  • FK group – An Italy-based company mainly focused on analysis, planning, and cutting room automation.
  • Tukacut
  • Morgan Tecnica
  • Cosma Technology
  • Bullmer
  • Eastman CNC (Raptor)
  • Richpeace automatic fabric cutting machine
  • Ozbilim
  • CNS cutting machine by Serkon Makina. This is a leading Turkish manufacturer of textile and apparel cutting manufacturing technologies and equipment.
Read more about automatic fabric cutting machines.

The automatic fabric cutting machine comes in different models and capabilities depending on the material thickness and ply height. The ply height can be between 6-8 cm under compression.
  • High-speed fabric cutting system for intimates, swimwear, and fashion knits and woven.
  • High-ply fabric cutting system for fashion knits and woven
  • High-ply fabric cutting system for fashion knits and woven
  • Heavy-duty CNC fabric cutting system for denim, heavyweight, or industrial fabrics.

Price of computerized cutting machine:

The price of the computerized cutting machine varies from country to country and by brand. The price shown on some e-commerce portals can be taken for getting an average price idea. 

But the best way to get the price of automatic fabric cutting machines is to contact the dealers/agents of the different brands of this solution. See the list of machine CNC fabric cutting machine brands in the following list. You will find a local supplier for most of these technology solutions.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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