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Die cut machines are used for engraving, embossing, and cutting different metal types. A die-cutting machine applies pressure to a die and pushes it through the material using a combination of rollers and cutting plates to produce a shape with clean, accurate lines. Read More…

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Evansville, IN  |  800-467-6730

We know that high tech products require die cut parts that are created with precision and care. We have the highest quality standards in the die cutting industry because we know that with die cutting accuracy is so important. After we cut the prototype for your product and after receiving your approval we pledge that your orders will be shipped within ten business days or less.

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Thrust Industries $$$

Franklin, WI  |  800-556-7188

CFS is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer of custom die cuts. We utilize rotary die cutting, steel rule, dieless knife cutting, and precision die cutting. We offer low cost tooling and can handle orders of any size. Services include kitting, sheeting, perforating, and many others. We have added printing capabilities to our state-of-the-art Delta ModTech die cutting machine located in our ISO Class 7 Clean Room. CFS supplies many diverse industries including aerospace, electronics, military, and more.

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Custom Fabricating & Supplies $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-942-7780

When it comes to die cutting, we are the experts! We are a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company but we offer our services to all across the United States. It is our goal to bring exceptional die cutting services to all of our clients while also providing customer service that will keep you coming back to fulfill all of your die cutting needs. Our staff has the experience you can count on to assist you in your projects. Visit our website for more information or email us today!

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Design Converting, Inc. $$$

Bellmawr, NJ  |  800-210-5000

For over 100 years, Mercer Gasket & Shim has been a leader in the waterjet cutting industry. Our highly equipped professionals work alongside our customers to ensure that we are meeting their needs. Mercers Gasket & Shim has perfected our techniques over the years in order to serve the needs of diverse markets.

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Mercer Gasket & Shim $$$

Garland, TX  |  800-530-0091

Heubach has custom commercial die cutting capability to produce thousand of parts a day. Our steel rule die conversion process enables us to attain accuracy and efficient means of mass producing cut parts. We have high speed die cutting capability to produce fold lines, scores, perforated cuts and partial cuts.

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Heubach Corporation $$$

Seattle, WA  |  800-537-9663

Gardico has been providing superior products and workmanship to industrial customers since 1977. Our die cutting capabilities satisfy needs for standard and custom gaskets, pads, insulators and decorative pieces in quantities from 5 or 10 to tens of thousands.

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Gardico $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

REDCO offers complete die cutting services to produce custom die cut gaskets and other custom die cuts that perfectly match our customers’ specifications. All of our steel rule dies are laser cut to guarantee quality and accuracy of the finished product. We have over 65 years of experience in die cutting non-metallic and metal parts. We strive to provide the best possible prices, the best-quality products and on-time deliveries to a wide range of industries.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Canonsburg, PA  |  866-672-8100

National Rubber Corporation is a nationwide leader of die cutting services for a wide variety of industries and applications. We provide die cut product quantities from prototypes and short runs to large production runs.

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National Rubber Corp. $$$

Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

When it comes to plastic tubing ours is the best in the industry! With over twenty years of field industry experience we are dedicated to providing our customers with products that stand above the rest. Our skilled technicians will work closely with you to come up with the perfect product to fit your exact specifications. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you; visit our website today!

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Britech Industries $$$
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Die Cutting Process

Many different die-cutting methods are utilized for slightly different purposes due to the practically unlimited range of possible die-cut product configurations and the abundance of materials from which die-cut items can be made. For instance, metal, rubber, and most other materials can be precisely cut through laser die cutting.

Additionally, laser die cutting designs can be programmed into a computer and carried out by computer-controlled machinery, making the operation incredibly quick and accurate. However, this process has a few drawbacks, including its relatively high cost and energy consumption compared to other approaches.

Steel rule dies are significantly easier to use; they require pressing a preformed metal pattern into a material. Although this method takes longer, it is cheaper and uses less energy. Blade-type rotary die cutting and ultrasonic die cutting are other methods of die cutting. Overall, die cutting is an effective, low-waste method of producing thin, custom-shaped goods if planned and carried out properly.

Considerations When Die Cutting

  • Avoid abrupt corners and acute angles. When the matrix is taken off following the die-cutting process, it could tear, producing unnecessary waste.
  • Create a bleed area so that the design artwork extends at least 1/16" past the label's margins. This makes it possible to prevent unintentional white spaces.
  • Ensure that the shape's line is properly included. Declare the die line to be a particular spot color and to be linked lines on a separate layer.

Types of Die Cut Machines

The types of die cut machines include:

Manual Die Cut Machine

Lightweight, inexpensive manual die cutters are the most common option. The crafter must line up the die with the chosen material and turn the manual crank on the side of the die to turn it. With manual die cutters, various dies can be utilized, and many craftspeople prefer the hands-on method and the ability to see where the cutting is being done precisely.

Manual Die Cutting Machine

Electric Die Cut Machines

When using an electric die cutter, simply load a die cartridge with the required design, and the machine takes care of aligning and cutting it. Although less portable than manual die cutters, electric die cut machines require less work and offer less room for error, allowing more time to complete other jobs.

Additionally, software must be installed on a computer to use electric die cutters. This may limit the selection of dies, but unique dies can be created with skill. The sandwich comprises the cutting plates, the paper to be cut, and the die that will be applied.

They are far more difficult to break through human error because an electric die-cut machine won't feed a misplaced sandwich through the rollers.

Laser Die Cutting Machine

Flatbed Die Cutting

Flatbed die cutters force a die down on a sheet of material using hydraulic presses and other lifting mechanisms. In general, low-volume and larger-sized products use flatbed die cutting. Compared to most label stocks, flatbed die presses are typically better suited for heavier materials over 1/8" thick, including felt, fiber, textiles, and metals.

Uses of Die Cut Machines

There is no restriction on the demand for die-cut items. Die-cut gaskets are crucial for the safe and efficient operation of a wide range of equipment in industrial settings.

Metal, rubber, plastic, foam, and even soft materials like felt can be used to create die-cut industrial items. Access to decorative nameplates, logos, and comparable products is frequently necessary for commercial operations like offices.

These products, as well as individual letters for signage, panels for electronics, and a variety of other commercial goods can be produced at low cost and in large quantities using die cutting. To meet the varied demand for die-cut items, different die-cut processes are set up differently. For example, while a large-scale business is more likely to supply stock products in large quantities, a smaller die-cutting operation might offer custom die-cut products to the customer's specifications.

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