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Webinar on ‘Advance Laser Cutting Techniques for Footwear’ organized by FDDI, Hyderabad campus


To provide an insight on the technological advancement taking place in the footwear industry, a webinar on ‘Advance Laser Cutting Techniques for Footwear’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Hyderabad campus on 24th August, 2021.

For maximizing the benefit of digital communication, the webinar was organized by FDDI School of Footwear Design & Production (FSFDP) of FDDI, Hyderabad campus during which Mr. Naveen Gupta, Managing Director, Prakash Industries, Faridabad was the resource person.

Prakash Industries is a pioneer name in the world of printing since last 20 years. It offers total solution with a wide range of laser systems for diversified industrial applications. Prakash brand has been devoted to the research and development, innovation and production of high quality machines.

During the webinar, Mr. Naveen, through a presentation shed light on the history of laser cutting techniques, and it types. He briefed about industrial laser technology in footwear industry applications & its uses, such as active gain medium of fiber laser, use of fiber laser marking machine - as a non-contact method of marking materials such as metal, plastics, rubber etc.

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He also demonstrated about applications of CO2 method for leather engraving and cutting and also briefed about clean edge cutting, detailed designs, non-contact method of laser cutting method.

During the open house discussion session, the resource person briefed about the cost analysis of laser engraving, application of laser method on knitted performance footwear, advantage of laser cutting techniques on non-leather footwear design and development, and so on, and also clarified various technical queries asked by the participants.

The webinar was attended by more than 110 participants including students, faculty members, staff members across 12 campuses of FDDI and from other institutions.

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