Leather is used in fashion (belts, shoes, etc.) and furniture (seats, etc.). Laser cutting uses a beam of light to cut, and often CNC or G-code to control the pattern. It is used on leather and suede to avoid the fraying that comes with knife cutting. Affordability is also a factor. Lasers cut with precision, power and smoothness. The process is ideal for customized, complex, or small pieces. Laser cutting reduces the risk of damaging the item in the process. On the downside, laser cutting has high energy consumption levels and produces strong fumes. Overall, however, laser cutting works well for leather.
- Leather is a versatile material that can be used for many different things, including shoes, wallets, and couches.
- Laser cutting is the means by which you can use a light beam to cut materials.
- Laser cutting has many strong points, including precision smoothness, and the ability to cut through multiple materials.
“Although laser cutting is commonly used in genuine leather customization, it is applied to artificial, suede, natural, Alcantara, nubuck, and napped leather too.”