Features of Notcher Machine with Advantages and Disadvantages

Notcher Machine:
Many garments parts require notches in the edges of them to enable easy alignment during sewing with other garments parts. This notche can be made by straight knife or other cutting machine but accuracy depends on the operator. Specialized notching equipment provides greater accuracy because a guide lines up the notcher with the cut edge to give consistent depth of notch at a consistent right angle to the edge. Notcher is used to identify folding line, seam line etc. 

 
Notcher machine
Features Notcher Machine:
  1. A knife notcher is an upright, cylindrical device which cuts the side of a block to a predetermined distance.
  2. Both straight notches and V notches are available.
  3. An alternative machine, the hot notcher, incorporates a heating element in order that the blade may slightly scorch the fibres adjacent to the notch in order to prevent it fraying and disappearing. This cannot be used with thermoplastic fibres or certain unlined garments.
Advantages of Notcher Machine:
  1. It is a special type of cutting machine & use in special case.
  2. Useful to cut small notch to the fabric.
  3. It is most useful to make consistency in notching.
Dis-advantages of Notcher Machine:
  1. Only use to make notch to the fabric.
  2. Thermoplastic fibre can’t cut by this machine.
  3. The use of machine is limited.
Uses/Application of Notcher Machine: 
To make the notch mark on the fabric. 

Author of This Article:
Saiful Islam
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering
Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)
Email: saifulsabuz.tex23@gmail.com
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