Description

A cutting room is a separate area in a clothing manufacturer where garment components are cut out. The accuracy and efficiency of cutting room operations is critical to all subsequent operations and to final garment quality. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience, Industrial cutting of textile materials summarises good practice in cutting room operations.

After an introduction, the author reviews initial steps such as unloading, sorting and quality control of materials. She then discusses subsequent operations from lay planning and marker making, through manual and automated spreading and cutting, to fusing of cut components and final work operations such as sorting cut components for sewing. Dr Vi?umsone-Nemes also discusses marker making, spreading and cutting of more intricate fabrics such as striped fabrics and fabrics with check, motif and border patterns, narrow lace and pile fabrics.

Industrial cutting of textile materials provides essential knowledge about cutting processes to designers, technologists, and managers to help in improving product quality and in controlling production processes effectively.

Key Features

  • Summarises good practice in cutting room operations
  • Reviews initial steps such as unloading, sorting and quality control of materials and discusses subsequent operations from lay planning and marker making to fusing of cut components and final work operations
  • Includes coverage of more intricate fabrics such as striped fabrics and fabrics with check, motif and border patterns, narrow lace and pile fabrics

Readership

Designers, technologists, managers and manufacturing specialists at various levels of expertise

Table of Contents

About the author

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to cutting room operations in garment manufacture

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Storage, registration and inspection of materials

1.3 Lay planning and marker making processes

1.4 The fabric spreading process

1.5 The fabric cutting process

1.6 Fusing cut components

1.7 Final stages of cutting operations

Chapter 2: Initial preparation and quality control of textile materials in textile cutting operations

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Unloading delivered textile materials

2.3 Sorting and counting the delivered textile materials

2.4 Storage of textile materials in a warehouse

2.5 Quality control of stored textile materials

2.6 Influence of textile faults on the industrial manufacture of garments

Chapter 3: Lay planning and marker making in textile cutting operations

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Basic principles of the lay planning process

3.3 Automation of the lay planning process and cutting room operations

3.4 General characteristics of the marker making process

3.5 Influence of textile material properties on the marker making process

3.6 Placing pattern pieces of fusible components in a marker

3.7 Creation of interlining markers

3.8 Automated marker making process

Chapter 4: Principles and methods of textile spreading

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 General characteristics of the spreading process

4.3 Fabric spreading modes and their application

4.4 Dealing with different kinds of spread

4.5 Fabric quality issues

Chapter 5: Manual spreading of textile materials

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Characteristics of the manual spreading process

5.3 Manual s

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857095565
Print ISBN:
9780857091345

About the author

Ineta Vilumsone-Nemes

Dr Ineta Vilumsone-Nemes has conducted academic research and worked in textile manufacturing for almost 20 years, including working with garment manufacturers from several European countries. She is now an independent consultant and lecturer in garment production technologies and management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Latvia