Laser cutting is among the most popular processes in the industrial sector, especially when complex designs and details need to be processed as quickly as possible and without the exertion of any force. Almost any material can be processed quickly and easily using the efficient and precise lasers from JustLaser. Benefit from a JustLaser Laser Cutter when cutting aramid and Kevlar with a laser and be won over by the high productivity at a relatively low investment risk.
Aramids – shorthand for aromatic polyamides – are liquid crystal polymers (LCP), which are mostly manufactured as fibres in the form of film, paper or particulates. They are characterised by their golden yellow colour. Aramids are high-tensile fibres that are resistant to high temperatures, and can even withstand temperatures in excess of 370 °C. The material is divided into meta-aramids, para-aramids and para-aramid copolymers. Kevlar is part of the group of para-aramids and was developed by Dupont in 1965. It is known for its high strength and relatively low weight.
The efficient laser machines have definitely proven themselves as the right choice for cutting aramids and Kevlar as they can cut and sever the special material extremely precisely.
Aramid and Kevlar are very strong and resistant to acids, alkaline solutions and heat. The material is also distinguished by its low weight. Aramid is often used in the security sector and is principally used for reinforcing textiles – either as protection around the body or to increase the lifespan of items of clothing. Typical applications of aramid are:
Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process in which the material in the cutting gap is vaporised by the heating effect of a laser beam (= sublimation cutting). In this process, a precise laser beam traces the indicated patterns and cuts through the material in the desired design. There are three different methods, depending on the thickness and the material: laser flame cutting, laser fusion cutting and sublimation cutting. You’ll find the ideal laser machines for cutting aramids and Kevlar with a laser at JustLaser.
As aramid and Kevlar are extremely hard and elastic they can only be cut mechanically with great difficulty. Cutting aramids and Kevlar with a laser can win you over with some significant benefits:
Rely on the highly precise and quick laser machines from JustLaser when cutting aramid and Kevlar with a laser! With a relatively low investment risk you’re also buying a high-quality product that is suitable for processing a wide variety of materials and has a higher throughput speed than other laser machines! The low acquisition costs and flexible potential applications of a JustLaser laser system make it a sensible investment for any company. The laser system can be used to cut – and often engrave, too – pretty much any organic material (textiles, leather, wood, etc.).