Recutting in apparel manufacturing

The process of cutting a panel again to replace a defective cut panel during cutting process is called recutting

In most garment factories hundred percent of big cut panels are inspected for fabric and cutting defects, while smaller cut panels are not inspected. Since defectives are found after cutting the fabric, Endbits  (remnants) recovered from lays or leftover fabric are used for recutting.

How fabric consumption for recutting is calculated ?

Number of defective panels found in each part while cutting an order are noted down to give the total quantity of defectives in each part.

Then the total quantity is multiplied by estimated fabric consumption of the respective panel. For example – if 10 front panels with estimated consumption of 0.2 meters and 5 back panels with estimated consumption of 0.3 meters are recut , then the total recutting fabric consumption will be  (10 * 0.2 + 5 *0.3)  which is 3.5 meters.

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2 thoughts on “Recutting in apparel manufacturing”

  1. if 10 front panels with estimated consumption of 0.2 meters, and 5 back panels with estimated consumption of 0.3 meters are recut

    I have echoed you.

    So we have to take only the length of the panels, not the width. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    1. Hi Nazmul,
      Fabric consumption is calculated by the length of the marker. If length of marker is 2 meters and 2 garments are being cut in that marker then consumption of 1 garment will be 1 meter. So the consumption is not actually the length of the pattern but the space patterns are taking inside a marker.
      That is why Marker efficiency and width of the roll plays a great role in calculating fabric consumption. For recutting since we are not making markers with only the big parts which are actually recut the consumption is estimated by the CAD department based on experience.

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