Kevlar® is a synthetic para-aramid fiber that is known for its high strength to weight ratio. Laser cutting Kevlar® fabric is done with a 9.3 or 10.6 micron wavelength CO2 laser. The laser beam rapidly heats and vaporizes material that is directly in the beam path to create a clean and precise cut without contacting the material. This is a distinct advantage over using mechanical tools with traditional cutting edges, which can become dull quickly when cutting Kevlar®.
Applicable Laser Processes for Kevlar®