Laser Cutting Technology Integrates into the Traditional Handmade Footwear Industry
China has a long history in footwear industry. The traditional shoemaking is handmade, which needs a large amount of manpower with a long working time and high production costs. The raise of new technology, such as laser industry, is leading an efficiency revolution in traditional industries, especially in footwear industry. With laser cutting machine, the manpower and production costs are obviously saved. At the meantime, traditional industries’ need to laser devices is also leading the development of new industries.
The laser cutting machine is applied to the cutting of shoe materials by using a laser head to irradiate the material to make it vaporize or break, so as to achieve the purpose of cutting. On the shoe upper, the laser cutting process is used to replace the traditional manual die cutting process. In addition to reducing the cost of die cutting, the non-contact laser beam cutting precision is high, so that the upper material will not be damaged. No texture deviation and deformation, the elasticity of the processed upper material is not reduced.
Laser cutting machine has a laser head which is controlled by computer program. It forms various patterns on materials in order to cut the designed patterns. Traditional hand working is to draw patterns on materials and cut them by knife or saws, which causes waste of materials and increases production costs.
Reducing the benefits is quite unfavorable for customers. Using laser cutting machine technology will not only produce high quality products with high efficiency and nice cutting effects, but also save production costs to increase profits. People prefer to use laser cutting machines.
Although laser cutting machine used in footwear industry is still in primary stage, but its high performance is gradually replacing the traditional processing methods, and it is more widely used in all walks of life.