Friday, December 12, 2008

Fashion and Lasers

Today I just stumbled on this blog about using lasers in fashion. I'm continually amazed at the number of industries that laser technology touches -- from the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries -- and now, I discover, the fashion industry as well.

To see the Spring 2009 fashion collection, made with the help of lasers - click this link:

Apparently, lasers have been used to cutting fabrics for the fashion industry for quite some time; however, according to this blog, "laser cutting may be one of the new waves in fashion design, and we may start seeing a lot more of it."

Upon checking, Laser Photonics applications engineers had already completed several "fashion industry" applications at our facility in Lake Mary, Floirda. The three images attached show the applications we performed inwhich leather that was cut using a CO2 laser system to make shoes!

According to Wiki:

“Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser programed by a computer to cut materials.the material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high quality surface finish.”

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