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

Introduction to cutting room operations in garment manufacture; Initial preparation and quality control of textile materials in textile cutting operations; Lay planning and marker making in textile cutting operations; Principles and methods of textile spreading; Manual spreading of textile materials; Automated spreading of textile materials; The manual textile cutting process; Manual cutting equipment in textile cutting operations; Automated cutting of textile materials; Placement of equipment in the textile cutting room; Fusing of cut textile components; Final work operations in the cutting process for textiles; Manual marker making, spreading and cutting of striped fabrics; Manual marker making, spreading and cutting of materials with check patterns; Manual marker making, spreading and cutting of fabrics with motif patterns; Manual marker making, spreading and cutting of fabrics with border patterns; Manual marker making, spreading and cutting of narrow lace; Spreading and cutting of fabrics with pile; Problems in spreading and cutting of intricate fabrics and methods to prevent them.

Details

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

About the editor

I 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