Rotary die cutting is an extremely accurate and precise method of die cutting. This method forces a material between sharp blades on a cylindrical die and a hard-cylindrical anvil on a rotary press to cut and score materials as tight as .02.
Rotary die cutting is advantageous when there is high volume production because of its high speed resulting in quick turn around times. Die cutting materials can be processed at rates of speed up to 500 FPM, making it most cost efficient for high volume orders. To avoid time-consuming changeovers during a production switch, rotary die cutters usually cut materials from a continuous roll called a web. This process begins by feeding the material through the two rollers. One of the rollers is a rotary die, or cylindrical die, an the other is a hard-cylindrical anvil. After the blades undergo engraving and sharpening, they are then machined into the die.
Tape, foil, paper, rubber, metal, vinyl, and foam are all examples of materials that can be cut by a rotary die cutter. From these materials, products that are produced can help benefit industries such as electronics, healthcare, communications, industrial, automotive, printing, corrugated box, food packaging, and aerospace.