Cutting components by laser for cushion airbags in functional aspect

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Zbigniew Mirski
Jakub Kwiecień
Jan Hejna


The airbags are one of the most important element in the vehicle, they keep people safe during accident or collision. The materials which are used to produce airbags must comply with many rigorous requirementsThe main aspects pertain in the article are:
‒ dependence between layout of fibre in the cutting material and the mechanic durability;
‒ airbags match elements for laser cutting facilitation;
‒ starts to create the laser emplacement for textiles cutting;
‒ laser cutting parameters of airbags elements (parameters of laser beam, cutting speed, the number of cutting layers);
‒ the influence of material quality for cutting effects;
‒ cutting materials shape tolerance and their impact on the airbag’s functionality;
‒ quality control of cutting elements and their separation.


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Z. Mirski, J. Kwiecień, and J. Hejna, “Cutting components by laser for cushion airbags in functional aspect”, Weld. Tech. Rev., vol. 91, no. 12, pp. 45-51, Feb. 2020.
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