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How to meet the rising demand for Advanced Textiles and Composite Materials

How manufacturers can optimize their supply chain for precision cutting

Overcoming the manufacturing challenge of cutting Kevlar, an advanced textile

For years, Kevlar has been a popular material for many industrial applications like bulletproof vests, car brakes and boats because it’s difficult to break and remains strong under heat. 

The demand for advanced textiles, especially Kevlar, is growing rapidly due to rising needs for safety and security as well as high energy prices. In order to keep up with the rising demand, manufacturers who develop products made from advanced textiles such as Kevlar will need to streamline and optimize their production. 



Transitioning from manual methods to automated solutions

Typically, since Kevlar is incredibly strong, it’s difficult to cut and often dulls the blade. Currently, Kevlar products are often cut by hand with a variety of tools, including industrial-grade scissors. The problem with hand methods, especially as demand rises, is the lack of accuracy and the slow production time. Manufacturers need to speed up production without sacrificing the quality of their products.

If industrial manufacturers want to truly optimize, accelerate and streamline their production, they need to automate the patternmaking, nesting, and cutting processes. By transitioning to automated processes, manufacturers will be able to maximize accuracy and material utilization to ensure there is no money or material wasted.

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Discover how this can be achieved by making the move from manual to automated

Why digital transformation is the key to success

To meet the demand for advanced textiles including, Kevlar, manufacturers must digitally transform. Investing in new technology is essential to achieving success in today’s competitive and rapidly changing market. Companies that continue to rely solely on hand cutting will fall behind. Manufacturers that embrace digital solutions increase their production capacity, reduce operational costs, maximize material consumption and accelerate delivery time to meet market demands for higher levels of product quality, reliability and efficiency.

Read our e-guide to discover how this can be achieved by making the move from manual to automated.


Gain more insight!

Hear from industry leaders, Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief at CompositesWorld and Ron Ellis, Director of Product Management at Lectra, as they guide you through new trends, opportunities and the power of IoT in advanced textiles and composites and how automated solutions will help best optimize your company's manufacturing.

New Trends and Opportunities in Advanced Textiles and Composites