Die cutting, or flatbed die cutting, is a manufacturing process that uses steel rule dies to stamp or blank out parts (much like a cookie cutter). This process is used to cut both simple or complex shapes out of materials like foam, rubber and plastics, both with and without adhesives. Die cutting is ideal for shaping many final products, such as gaskets and seals.
When to use Die Cutting
There are several types of cutting processes, but flatbed die cutting is ideal when:
- Your product is thicker
- Your material is only available in sheet form
- You have a smaller order
- You’re processing needs to be cost-effective
How It Works
A die cutting machine will stamp out each piece using steel rule dies. The hydraulic press falls vertically onto the raw material as it feeds along the base of the machine. This vertical motion allows thicker material to be fed through. The finished product will have very little curvature around its edges.
Not sure if flatbed die cutting is the option for you? Give us a call and our technicians will discuss which process would be ideal for your project.
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