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For large scale production, die cutting is the best solution for both speed and cost effectiveness. We are capable of die cutting just about any type of material needed to provide a quality build for your product. We can cut components for specific purposes such as EMI/ RFI shielding, sealing, air flow, bonding, electrical, electrical insulation, lighting, etc. Our experience with die cutting allows us to provide tolerances at +/- .005”. You can be sure that you will get a perfect fit every time.
WHAT ARE DIE CUTTING MACHINES USED FOR?
Regardless of model, brand and size, all die cutting machines cut paper. The majority of machines will also cut fabric, foam, felt, vinyl and other materials with ease. Larger machines have been used to cut corkboard, leather and rubber, as well.
Businesses and individuals use die cutting machines to create the following items:
MANUAL DIE CUTTING MACHINES
A manual die cutting machine is operated with a crank or lever, both of which are very easy to turn and don’t require much force. These will use specialized metal shapes to cut into the paper or other materials.
Occasionally, the manual machines will come with a powered component that helps operate the machine with electricity. Pressure will be applied when the material plus the metal die pass through the machine’s rollers. The end result will be cuts made into the shape of a die.
DIGITAL DIE CUTTING MACHINES
These cutting machines run on electricity and are either controlled by computer software or cartridges. Since these machines have an internal blade, they do not require any steel dies. Using your phone, computer or tablet, you can select the shape you want the digital machine to produce.
Many consumers may confuse digital die cutters for printers because of the very similar look and design. These cutters will connect through the use of a USB port or Bluetooth technology, just like modern printers.
DIE CUTTING FAQs
WHAT IS DIE CUTTING?
Die cutting refers to using a machine to mass-produce many cut-out shapes. Cuts will come out efficient and consistent each time.
WHAT IS A DIE?
Dies are metal-shaped objects designed for cutting. These objects have a raised, sharped area used for precise cutting. The shape of the die will be the shape your die cutting machine produces after the cuts.
WHY USE DIE CUTTING?
Manufacturers use die cutting frequently for many products. Large industrial-strength die cutting machines have been proven to speed up the manufacturing process.
WHICH DIE CUTTING MACHINE TO BUY?
It all depends on your specific cutting needs. Both the manual and digital die cutting machines feature many pros and cons. Research reviews and ratings to make an informed choice.
HOW TO START DIE CUTTING PROCESS
You will need a few items before beginning this process. Make sure your manual machine possesses a platform and cutting pads. Digital machines will be equipped with the proper software.
HOW MUCH DOES DIE CUTTING COST?
Manual machines range from $50-$200 each. Digital die cutting machines will cost more than manual machines.