5 things to know about Die Cutting
More cutting methods are available now than ever before. In the early days, Friction Sawing used to be the “go-to” material cutting option. Now, there are literally dozens of choices. In this blog, we’re going to focus on Die Cutting and determine if it’s right for you.
What is Die Cutting?
According to Wikipedia, Die Cutting is “the general process of using a die to shear webs of low-strength materials, such as rubber, fiber, foil, cloth, paper, corrugated fiberboard, paperboard, plastics, pressure-sensitive adhesive taps, foam and sheet metal”. Die cutting provides versatility in fabrication and allows us to make custom parts, like gaskets across a variety of applications and are perfect for providing high volume precision cutting.
1.) Benefits of Flatbed Die Cutting
First, there’s Rotary Die Cutting and Flatbed die cutting. Flatbed Die Cutting is the process of cutting or perforating the desired shape our of material using a hydraulic press. Flatbed cutting reduces overall cost and used generally for large production runs, higher cutting efficiency, high part consistency. The Flatbed cutting process allows quick change over times from one part to another which increases overall efficiency.
2.) Common Applications
- Acoustical Insulation
- Heavy Equipment
- Medical Equipment
- Power Tools
- Truck Body and Cab
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3.) Die Cutting is perfect for custom kits
Die Cutting allows customed engineered designs to be cut into one large piece with perforated cuts, with each individual part separately labeled. This allows for quicker receiving and an overall simplified inventory process. Kitting makes assembly workers more efficient and increases output helping you reduce labor costs.
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4.) Puts the “Lean” in Lean Manufacturing
Die Cutting reduces Material wastes and costs, time set up, loss and decreases parts. The more parts the less the efficiency.
- Saves on Storage Space
- Just In time delivery- get what you need exactly when you need it
- Get custom packaging
5.) Die Cut Gaskets
Are reliable, customizable, and cost-effective. Die cut gaskets can be produced on rotary or flatbed equipment that helps reduce overall cost. At Technicon, we have a multiple point checklist in the production process. Pre- Production Planning or (PPP) can cut costs to make sure that everything is examined and in order from the time of the RFQ to purchasing and packaging. Die cutting allows us to give you design flexibility, low set up cost and supply chain flexibility.