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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