Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

R. Pospichal, R. Bielak, G. Liedl:
"SCWTEX - Simultaneous Cutting and Welding of Textiles";
Talk: MOTSP 2011, Bol, Island Brac; 2011-06-08 - 2011-06-10; in: "Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Conference Management of Technology Step to Sustainable Production", (2011), ISBN: 978-953-7738-10-5; 368 - 374.

English abstract:
A combined cutting and joining process of technical textiles should help to reduce the number of production steps. Additionally, resources needed and waste should be minimized by a combined process. Process
development is supported by Finite Element (FE)-simulations keep the number of experiments as low as possible. Ansys software has been chosen for process simulation and an example of polypropylene fibres
cutting are presented . Depending on process characteristics one or two laser sources will be used for experiments. First experiments have been performed on polyamide, polyester and polypropylene woven and
knitted fabrics. It is intended that energy consumption as well as resource-efficiency of the combined laser cutting and joining process will be optimized and compared to conventional processes. Increased efficiency,simplified and reduced requirements on storage and logistics could be beneficial especially for small- and
medium-sized enterprises (SME´s) in Europe.

laser, textile, cutting, simulation

Electronic version of the publication:

Related Projects:
Project Head Gerhard Liedl:
SCWTEX - SPA/03 - 051/Laserschneider

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