Laser tailoring has only appeared in the field of high fashion. However, as its technology has matured and its cost has been reduced, fast fashion brands like Topshop and ASOS have launched laser tailored clothing.
First of all, it is necessary to understand what is the laser cutting. As the name suggests, laser tailoring is to use laser to cut all kinds of clothing materials. Compared with the traditional tailoring methods, laser tailoring is quite accurate and neat, and at the same time, it can prevent abrasion. The tailored clothing is also full of modern sense. In addition, due to the characteristics of the laser, laser cutting and no material restrictions, whether it is silk, nylon, feathers, chloroprene rubber, cotton or poly fiber will be nothing difficult. Besides, laser tailoring does not create any pressure on clothing, so there is no need to worry about unnecessary marks left during cutting. This advantage is especially suitable for silk and lace. And fashion designers like Marc Jacobs, Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig and other fashion designers used laser tailoring in 2011 to create many very luxurious fashion classics.
At present, there are three kinds of laser generators for laser cutting, they are CO2 laser, Nd (Nd) laser and Nd YAG laser (Nd-YAG). In most cases, carbon dioxide laser is the first choice for cutting cloth, and the whole cutting consists of three processes, melting, combustion and gasification. In order to achieve precise cutting, the laser passes through a tube like device and passes through several reflectors. Finally, it reaches a focus lens, aiming at the selected material to cut, and the laser intensity can be adjusted according to the difference of the selected materials. It is worth mentioning that as the three lasers have different properties, they are applicable to different tailoring tasks. Carbon dioxide laser produces infrared laser, which is easily absorbed by organic matter, so it is very suitable for handling leather fabric. On the other hand, Nd and Nd-YAG due to the larger power laser engraving and cutting metal, it is their forte.
In terms of price, laser cutting is no longer a synonym for high fashion. Now a laser tailored vest of Topshop is less than 100 yuan (622 yuan), while the Forever 21 feather feather material laser tailor is 30 yuan (about 186 yuan). You can't think about this a few years ago. I believe that the laser cutting will soon be a fashionable consumer product.