Application Overview – Bulletproof Vest

Application Overview – Bulletproof Vest

Laser Cut Bulletproof Vest

Why Use Laser to Cut Bullet-proof Vest?

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Laser cutting is a cutting-edge manufacturing method that utilizes the power of lasers to precisely cut materials. While not a new technique, advancements in technology have made it more accessible than ever before. This method has gained immense popularity in the fabric processing industry due to its numerous advantages, including extreme accuracy, clean cuts, and sealed fabric edges. Conventional cutting methods struggle when it comes to thick and high-density bullet-proof vests, resulting in rougher surface finishes, increased tool wear, and lower dimensional accuracy. Moreover, the stringent requirements of bulletproof materials make it challenging for traditional cutting methods to meet the necessary standards while preserving the integrity of the material properties.

Codura, Kevlar, Aramid, Ballistic nylon are the main textiles used to make protective equipment for military, police, and security personnel. They have high strength, low weight, low elongation at break, heat resistance, and chemical resistance. Codura, Kevlar, Aramid, and Ballistic nylon Fibres are very suitable to be laser cut. The laser beam can instantly cut through the fabric and produce a sealed & clean edge without fraying. Minimal heat-affected zone ensures premium cutting quality.

This article will tell you everything you need to know about laser cutting when processing bulletproof vests.


Laser tutorial 101

How to Make Laser Cut Vest

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Come to the video to figure out what tool can cut Cordura fabric instantly and why the fabric laser machine is suitable for Cordura cutting.

Laser Cut Bulletproof - Cordura

- No pulling deformation and performance damage with laser force

- free and contactless processing

- No tool wear with laser beam optical processing

- No material fixation due to the vacuum table

- Clean and flat edge with heat treatment

- Flexible shape and pattern cutting and marking

- Automated feeding and cutting

Advantages of Laser Cut Bullet-resistant Vests

✔  Clean and sealed edge

✔  Non-contact processing

✔  Distortion-free 

✔  Less cleaning effort

✔  Consistently and repeatedly process

✔  High degree of dimensional accuracy

✔  Greater design freedom


Laser cutting vaporizes the material along the cut path, leaving a clean and sealed edge. The non-contact nature of laser processing allows applications to be processed with distortion-free which might be difficult to achieve with traditional mechanical methods. Also there is less cleaning effort due to dust-free cutting. Technology developed by MIMOWORK laser machine makes it simple to consistently and repeatedly process these materials to a high degree of dimensional accuracy because the non-contact nature of laser processing eliminates material deformation during processing.

Laser cutting also allows for much greater design freedom for your parts with the ability to cut intricate, complex patterns of virtually any size.

Bulletproof Vest Laser Cut Machine Recommend

• Working Area: 1600mm * 1000mm (62.9” * 39.3 ”)

• Laser Power: 100W/150W/300W

• Working Area: 1600mm * 3000mm (62.9’’ *118’’)

• Laser Power: 150W/300W/500W

What is a Fabric Laser Cutting Machine?

A fabric laser cutting machine is a device that controls a laser to cut or engrave fabric and other textiles. Modern laser cutting machines have a computerized component that can translate computer files into instructions for the laser.

The machine will read a file, like a pdf, and use it to guide a laser over a surface, such as a piece of fabric or an article of clothing. The size of the machine and the diameter of the laser will impact what types of things the machine can cut.

Laser Cut Cordura

Cordura, a durable and abrasion-resistant fabric, can be CO2 laser-cut with careful consideration. When laser cutting Cordura, it's crucial to test a small sample first to determine the optimal settings for your specific machine. Adjust the laser power, cutting speed, and frequency to achieve clean and sealed edges without excessive melting or burning.

Keep in mind that Cordura may produce fumes during laser cutting, so adequate ventilation is essential. Additionally, use a fume extractor to minimize any potential health risks.

Intro. of Main Cloth for Vest

Lasers have different impacts on different fabrics. However, regardless of the fabric type, the laser will only mark the part of the fabric it touches, which eliminates slip cuts and other mistakes that happen with hand cutting.


The material is based on a woven polyamide fiber and has special properties. It has a very high stability and tear resistance and even has a stab and bullet resistant effect.

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Kevlar is a fiber with incredible strength. Thanks to the way the fiber is manufactured using inter-chain bonds, alongside cross-linked hydrogen bonds that adhere to these chains , Kevlar has an impressive tensile strength.


Aramid fibers are man-made high-performance fibers, with molecules that are characterized by relatively rigid polymer chains. These molecules are linked by strong hydrogen bonds that transfer mechanical stress very efficiently, making it possible to use chains of relatively low molecular weight.

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Ballistic nylon:

Ballistic Nylon is a strong woven fabric, this material is uncoated and therefore not waterproof. Originally manufactured to provide protection against shrapnel. The fabric has quite a soft handle and is therefore pliable.


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