Latest fabric tool expands Zünd’s reach into the textile market

The Zund LM 100W Laser Module.
The Zund LM 100W Laser Module.

The new LM 100W Laser Module from Zünd UK demonstrates the OEM’s “continued reach into the fabric and textiles market.” Launched at the end of 2017, the module is a new laser-cutting system that cuts and seals the edges of polyester fabrics in a single step – something a standard rotary blade can’t do. This eliminates the need for manual cutting, trimming, seaming and finishing in industries including fashion and apparel, interior decor, sign and display, and many more. The air-cooled CO2 100W laser has a touch-free processing speed of 44 metres per minute and, as a Laser Class 1 system, requires no special safety equipment for the operator.

Stuart Cole.
Stuart Cole.

“The LM 100W Laser Module is a completely new piece of technology and a perfect addition to our recently renovated showroom in St. Albans,” said Stuart Cole, Managing Director of Zünd UK. “We’re welcoming professionals from across the design and manufacturing community to see its incredible capabilities first-hand.”

The laser technology is the latest module released for use with Zünd digital cutting tables, all of which are built with a modular configuration to allow various tools, material-handling options and modules (like the laser cutter) to be installed at any time, post-installation. “This further future-proofs Zünd devices, which are constructed as next-generation machines able to cope with 24/7 operation over many years,” the company added. Zünd systems running the LM 100W Laser Module one-pass cutting and sealing process can be seen in this brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZRK1Z7xZMM&t=13s.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.