Broad Die Cutting Capabilities
Our various die cutting techniques can be optimized to best suit your application and production volume, resulting in cost savings and increased efficiency.
Our processes are designed to die cut many materials, including: tape, adhesive, foam, sponge, silicone foam, mesh, fabric, thin metals, plastic, film and rubber.
Contact us to discuss your die cutting needs.
Rotary Die Cutting
Rotary die cutting uses a cylindrical die on a rotary press. A long sheet or a web of material is fed through the rotary press into an area which holds a rotary tool that will cut out shapes, make perforations or creases, or even cut the sheet or web into smaller parts. Rotary die cutting creates the same part repeatedly at very tight tolerances.
Flat Bed Die Cutting
With flat bed die cutting shapes are stamped out of material utilizing steel rule dies that are adjusted accordingly to varying degrees of a hydraulic or mechanical presses. Advantages of flat bed die cutting are seen with lower quantities, larger die cuts, and thicker materials.
Match-Metal Die Cutting
In match metal die cutting, materials pass through a cutting die constructed of a top and bottom die which are matched (male/female) to provide an extremely precise cut. Match Metal die cutting is typically used for higher volume applications which require extreme precision.
Compound Die Cutting
Compound die cutting performs multiple steps in one pass. The compound die cut implements more than one operation during the cutting cycle.
In a punch press material runs through the press while a hydraulic ram at the top powers the die to cut the material. This type of die cutting is advantageous for speed and productivity.
Multiple webs of thin flexible materials and pressure-sensitive adhesives come together in a single pass to create a complex multilayer part.
Zoned Adhesive Lamination
Custom patterns of adhesive are laminated to material during the die cutting process, leaving adhesive only in the specified area(s).
Kiss cutting is a process where a laminated material is die cut to the liner without cutting through the liner, leaving the die cut part affixed to the liner. Parts can be rolled around a core on the liner making them easier to handle.
Pull-Tabs and Extended Liners
Materials with top and bottom liners are cut so that a portion of the liner is cut to extend the material to leave a pull-tab. This pull-tab contributes to ease of handling and placement.
Perforation Die Cutting
This process does not fully trim the materials away from the original shape, but instead creates a perforated area that remains in place until it is ready to be detached.
What is die cutting?
Check out our blog post, Die Cutting 101, which explains the basics.
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Building Our Die Cutting Machines In-House
We build out die cutting machines in-house. Our highly trained engineers build our machines from scratch. Our team’s design, electrical, and mechanical engineering expertise are second-to-none.
These capabilities set us apart from other die cutting companies. They allow us to offer the following benefits to our customers:
- No capital cost passed onto our customers
- Expanded and unique capabilities
- Tooling design that reduces scrap and achieves design goals