Kevlar® Overview

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®

Laser Cutting

Laser Processing Examples of Kevlar®

Kevlar<sup>®</sup> Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser

Kevlar® Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser