The Magic of Laser Cut Felt with CO2 Laser Felt Cutter

The Magic of Laser Cut Felt with CO2 Laser Felt Cutter

You must have seen the laser-cut-felt coaster or hanging decoration. They are pretty exquisite and delicate. Laser cutting felt and laser engraving felt are popular among different felt applications like felt table runners, rugs, gaskets, and others. Featuring high cutting precision and fast cutting and engraving speed, the laser felt cutter can meet your needs for both high output and high quality. Whether you are a DIY hobbyist or a felt products manufacturer, investing in a felt laser cutting machine is a cost-effective choice.

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felt laser cutting machine

Can You Laser Cut Felt?

Yes!   Yes, felt can generally be laser cut. Laser cutting is a precise and versatile method that works well with various materials, including felt. When considering this process, it's essential to take into account factors such as the thickness and type of felt being used. Adjusting the laser cutter settings, including power and speed, is crucial, and testing a small sample beforehand can help determine the optimal configuration for a specific material.

▶ Laser Cut Felt! You should choose CO2 Laser

For cutting and engraving felt materials, a CO2 laser is generally more suitable than diode lasers or fiber lasers. Thanks to the wide compatibility for various types of felt ranging from natural felt to synthetic felt, the CO2 laser cutting machine is always the good helper for various felt applications like furniture, interior, sealing, insulation and others. Why CO2 laser is preferable to fiber or diode laser in cutting and engraving felt, check out the below:

fiber laser vs co2 laser

Wavelength

CO2 lasers operate at a wavelength (10.6 micrometers) that is well-absorbed by organic materials like fabric. Diode lasers and fiber lasers typically have shorter wavelengths, making them less efficient for cutting or engraving in this context.

Versatility

CO2 lasers are known for their versatility and ability to handle a wide range of materials. Felt, being a fabric, responds well to the characteristics of CO2 lasers.

Precision

CO2 lasers provide a good balance of power and precision, making them suitable for both cutting and engraving applications. They can achieve intricate designs and precise cuts on felt.

▶ What Benefits you can get from laser cutting felt?

laser cutting felt with delicate patterns

Intricate cut pattern

laser cutting felt with crisp and clean edges

Crisp & clean cutting

custom design by laser engraving felt

Custom engraved design

✔ Sealed and Smooth Edge

The heat from the laser can seal the edges of cut felt, preventing fraying and enhancing the overall durability of the material, reducing the need for additional finishing or post-processing.

✔ High Precision

Laser cutting felt provide high precision and accuracy, allowing for intricate designs and detailed engraving on felt materials. Fine laser spot can produce delicate patterns.

✔ Customization

Laser cutting felt and engraving felt enable easy customization. It's ideal for creating unique patterns, shapes, or personalized designs on felt products.

✔ Automation and Efficiency

Laser cutting is a fast and efficient process, making it suitable for both small-scale and mass production of felt items. The digital control laser system can be integrated into the whole production workflow to enhance efficiency.

✔ Reduced Waste

Laser cutting minimizes material waste as the laser beam is focused on the specific areas needed for cutting, optimizing material usage. Fine laser spot and non-contact cutting eliminate the felt damage and waste.

✔ Versatility

Laser systems are versatile and can handle a wide range of felt materials, including wool felt and synthetic blends. Laser cutting, laser engraving and laser perforating can be finished in one pass, to create vivid and various design on felt.

▶ Dive into: Laser Cutting Felt Gasket

LASER - Mass Production & High Precision

We Use:

• 2mm Thick Felt Sheet

Flatbed Laser Cutter 130

You can Make:

Felt Coaster, Felt Table Runner, Felt Hanging Decoration, Felt Placement, Felt Room Divider, etc. Learn More information about laser cut felt >

▶ What felt is suitable for laser cutting and engraving?

wool felt for laser cutting

Natural Felt

As a common natural felt, the wool felt not only comes with great material property like flame-retardant, soft touch and skin-friendly, but has an optimal laser cutting compatibility. It generally responds well to CO2 laser cutting and engraving, producing clean edges and can be engraved with good detail.

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Synthetic Felt

Felt made from synthetic materials, such as polyester felt and acrylic felt, is also suitable for CO2 laser processing. It can offer consistent results and may have specific advantages, such as being more resistant to moisture.

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Blended Felt

Some felts are made from a combination of natural and synthetic fibers. These blended felts can also be processed effectively with CO2 lasers.

CO2 lasers are generally suitable for cutting and engraving a variety of felt materials. However, the specific type of felt and its composition can influence the cutting results. For example, laser cutting wool felt may produce unpleasant smell, in this case, you need to turn up the exhaust fan or equip a fume extractor to purify the air. Different from wool felt, there is no unpleasant smell and charred edge produced during laser cutting synthetic felt, but it is generally not as dense as wool felt so it will have a different feel. Choose the suitable felt material according to your production requirements and laser machine configurations.

* We advice: make a laser test for your felt material before investing in a felt laser cutter and start production.

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▶ Samples of Laser Cutting & Engraving Felt

• Coaster

• Placement

• Table Runner

• Gasket(Washer)

• Wall Cover

felt applications of laser cutting
laser cutting felt applications

• Bag & Apparel

• Decoration

• Room Divider

• Invitation Cover

• Keychain

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Recommended Felt Laser Cutting Machine

From MimoWork Laser Series

Working Table Size: 1300mm * 900mm (51.2” * 35.4 ”)

Laser Power Options: 100W/150W/300W

Overview of Flatbed Laser Cutter 130

Flatbed Laser Cutter 130 is a popular and standard machine for cutting and engraving non-metal materials like felt, foam, and acrylic. Suitable for felt pieces, the laser machine has a 1300mm * 900mm working area that can meet most cutting requirements for felt products. You can use the laser felt cutter 130 to cut and engrave on the coaster and table runner, creating customized designs for your daily use or business.

custom laser cutting felt samples

Working Table Size: 1600mm * 1000mm (62.9” * 39.3 ”)

Laser Power Options: 100W/150W/300W

Overview of Flatbed Laser Cutter 160

The Mimowork’s Flatbed Laser Cutter 160 is mainly for cutting roll materials. This model is especially R&D for soft materials cutting, like textile and leather laser cutting. For roll felt, the laser cutter can feed and cut the material automatically. Not only that, the laser cutter can be equipped with two, three, or four laser heads to reach ultra-high production efficiency and output.

laser cutting large felt samples

* Besides laser cutting felt, you can use the co2 laser cutter to engrave felt to create customized and intricate engraving design.

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How to Laser Cut Felt?

▶ Operation Guide: Laser Cut & Engrave Felt

Laser cutting felt and laser engraving felt are easy to master and operate. Due to the digital control system, the laser machine can read the design file and instruct the laser head to reach the cutting area and start laser cutting or engraving. All you do is import the file and set done laser parameters, the next step will be left to the laser to finish. Specific operation steps are below:

put the felt on the laser cutting table

Step 1. prepare machine and felt

Felt Preparation: For the felt sheet, put it on the working table. For the felt roll, just put it on the auto-feeder. Make sure the felt is flat and clean.

Laser Machine: According to your felt features, size, and thickness to choose suitable laser machine types and configurations. Details to inquire us >

import the cutting file into the laser software

Step 2. set software

Design File: Import the cutting file or engraving file to the software.

Laser Setting: There are some common parameters you need to set like laser power, and laser speed.

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Step 3. laser cut & engrave felt

Start Laser Cutting: The laser head will cut and engrave on the felt according to your uploaded file automatically.

▶ Some Tips while laser cutting felt

✦ Material Selection:

Choose the right type of felt for your project. Wool felt and synthetic blends are commonly used in laser cutting.

✦ Test First:

Make a laser test using some felt scraps to find the optimal laser parameters before real production.

✦ Ventilation:

Well-performed ventilation can timely clear away the fumes and odor, especially when laser cutting wool felt.

✦ Fix the material:

We suggest fixing the felt on the working table using some blocks or magnets.

 Focus and Alignment:

Ensure the laser beam is properly focused on the felt surface. Proper alignment is crucial for achieving accurate and clean cuts. We have a video tutorial about how to find the right focus. Check to figure out >>

Video Tutorial: How to Find Right Focus?

Any Questions about Laser Cutting and Engraving Felt

Who should choose felt laser cutter?

• Artist and Hobbyist

Customization is one of the most outstanding features of laser cutting and engraving felt especially for artists and hobbyists. You can freely and flexibly design the pattern according to your artistic expression, and the laser will realize them. Individuals involved in art and craft projects can use lasers for precise cutting and intricate engraving on felt to create unique and detailed designs, to complete art creation. DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists interested in working with felt can explore laser cutting as a tool to bring precision and customization to their projects, to make some felt decorations and other gadgets.

• Fashion Business

high precision cutting and auto-nesting for cutting patterns can greatly increase production efficiency while saving materials to a great extent. Besides, flexible production gets a faster market response to fashion and trends in apparel and accessories. Fashion designers and manufacturers can use lasers to cut and engrave felt for creating custom fabric patterns, embellishments, or unique textures in clothing and accessories. There are dual laser heads, four laser heads for felt laser cutting machine, you can choose suitable machine configurations according to your specific requirements. Mass production and customization production can be met with the help of laser machines.

• Industrial Production

High precision and high production efficiency make laser a friendly partner with manufacturers. In the industrial field, the laser can offer greatly high precision while cutting gasket, seals, or other industrial components that will be used in automative, aviation, and machine tools. You can get mass production and high quality at one time. That saves time and labor costs.

• Educational Use

Schools, colleges, and universities with design or engineering programs can incorporate laser cutting technology to teach students about materials processing and design innovation. For some ideas, you can use a laser to finish a quick prototype. Focus on ideas and creativity, educators can lead the students to open minds and explore materials potential.

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> What information you need to provide?

Specific Material (such as wool felt, acrylic felt)

Material Size and Thickness

What You Want to Laser To Do? (cut, perforate, or engrave)

Maximum Format to be processed

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FAQ

▶ What kind of felt can you laser cut?

CO2 lasers are generally suitable for laser cutting various types of felt, including wool felt and synthetic blends. It's essential to conduct test cuts to determine optimal settings for specific felt materials and ensure proper ventilation due to potential odor and smoke during cutting.

▶ Is it safe to laser cut felt?

Yes, laser cutting felt can be safe when proper safety precautions are followed. Ensure good ventilation, wear protective gear, be cautious of flammability, maintain the laser cutting machine, and adhere to manufacturer guidelines for safety.

▶ Can you laser engrave on felt?

Yes, laser engraving on felt is a common and effective process. CO2 lasers are particularly suitable for engraving intricate designs, patterns, or text onto felt surfaces. The laser beam heats and vaporizes the material, creating precise and detailed engravings.

▶ How thick of felt can laser cut?

The thickness of the felt to be cut depends on the laser machine configurations and performance. Usually, higher power has the capability of cutting thicker materials. For felt, the CO2 laser can cut felt sheets ranging from a fraction of a millimeter to several millimeters thick.

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About MimoWork Laser

Mimowork is a results-oriented laser manufacturer, based in Shanghai and Dongguan China, bringing 20 years of deep operational expertise to produce laser systems and offer comprehensive processing and production solutions to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in a wide array of industries.

Our rich experience of laser solutions for metal and non-metal material processing is deeply rooted in the worldwide advertisement, automotive & aviation, metalware, dye sublimation applications, fabric and textiles industries.

Rather than offering an uncertain solution that requires purchase from unqualified manufacturers, MimoWork controls every single part of the production chain to make sure our products have constant excellent performance.

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Post time: Feb-26-2024

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