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Professional => Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing => Topic started by: sodjer on May 28, 2018, 11:13:40 AM

Title: plotter/vinyl cutter
Post by: sodjer on May 28, 2018, 11:13:40 AM
hi guy ,I hope you can help ,I am starting a project involving 2 oz ( 65 gsm) parachute nylon ,and was wondering if anybody had used a plotter/ vinyl cutter to cut out their lay?
Title: Re: plotter/vinyl cutter
Post by: Corvus on July 05, 2018, 12:48:02 PM
I have a small plotter that I have used to cut nylon up to 1000d.
Title: Re: plotter/vinyl cutter
Post by: sodjer on July 14, 2018, 01:45:07 PM
Thanks Corvus , I can get access to one,I ll give it a try ,any tips on knives / cutters for it ??
Title: Re: plotter/vinyl cutter
Post by: Stone on July 15, 2018, 10:37:08 AM
I've spoken with a local commercial drapery/curtains manufacturer who uses an autometrix cutting table to cut every single piece of fabric they sew/assemble. Was inquiring about them cutting material for me. While that looks like it's going nowhere, I was given a tour of their facilities and while watching them cut single plys of sheer curtain material, super thin stuff, then as I was leaving, they were cutting heavier woven wool material for a custom couch set. All I can say is: WOW, unless you NEED laser, a large automated cutting table is extremely versatile. I believe this table they had used 45mm rotary knife blades
Title: Re: plotter/vinyl cutter
Post by: Corvus on July 18, 2018, 11:54:18 AM
Mine uses an adhesive/tacky carrier plate to hold the fabric, so no problem with light stuff. It only runs 12" wide though. I use rotary blade on all fabric so far, and straight blade for leather and foam.