Cutting machine is an indispensable equipment of some light industry. According to the traditional concept, the cutting machine is a machine that uses the force of the machine movement to press the knife mold to cut the material. Some changes have taken place in modern cutting machines, and advanced technologies such as high-pressure water beams and ultrasonic waves have been used in leather punching technology, but people still summarize these devices in cutting machine-like equipment.
Cutting equipment with high degree of automation include: moving head cutting machine controlled by computer, laser cutting machine (oscillating cutter), high-pressure water beam cutting machine and computer cutting machine, etc. In addition, Italian and British USM companies produce a projection cutting machine. The equipment's lower table is equipped with an oscillating cutter and a visual observation device for contour scanning of leather or projection on leather to guide cutting The worker arranges the set of cutting patterns on the leather.