Precision die-cutting is a highly efficient manufacturing process because it saves time and money, increases productivity, and gives you consistently accurate results every time for parts that range from miniature washers to large gaskets. Non-metallic materials are continuously fed into die cutting equipment, and parts with tight tolerances are continually output.
Industrial die cutters are widely used in manufacturing, specifically in the packaging process. But precision die-cutting machines have grown more advanced over the years. Today, industries ranging from automobile and medical device manufacturing utilize die cutters in their operations as well.
Two general forms of die-cutting Seal Methods Inc. uses are Rotary and Flatbed Die-Cutting.
Rotary die-cutting uses custom-made cylindrical dies and a multi station rotary press to convert a wide array of materials from roll stock to a finished part. These parts can be offered in finished rolls with parts kiss cut to a liner, or individual parts.
Generally, rotary die-cutting is good for:
- Multiple process projects; rotary die cutting can be offered with coating, embossing, creasing and other processes.
- Multilayer laminations, with precision die cut parts indexed on a liner.
- Intricate mid to High volume parts
Flatbed die-cutting is the process of cutting or perforating the desired shape out of material using a hydraulic flatbed press.
Generally, flatbed die-cutting is good for:
- Larger sized products
- Cutting products from sheet or roll materials
- High precision cutting of materials over various thickness
- Low to high volume projects
Seal Methods Inc. uses precision die-cutting technologies, utilizing machines that can feed one or multiple materials into a die-cutting station, which features a rotary die and a hardened anvil cylinder. The rotary die cylinder, which contains the part image, presses against the hardened anvil cylinder’s surface and cuts out a specific shape using the raw material in between.
The advantages of die-cutting include its potential to create nearly any shape with precision rotary die-cutting technologies and equipment, including specific die cuts, slits, or perforations. The die-cutting process is designed to produce high-tolerance parts at extremely high volumes.
At Seal Methods Inc. we manufacture gaskets, seals, tapes and precision die cuts for a wide array of industries. Using flat bed and rotary presses, we are able to cut any volume of foam, film, fabric, foil, rubber elastomer, plastic, hi-temp composite and more. Our long history aligns us with premier raw material manufactures like 3m, Saint Gobain, Rogers, Gaska, Nitto Denko, Dupont, and more. By maintaining a variety of equipment, we are able to fully optimize processes to meet specific applications. Our team has been providing precision die cut products for over 40 years and can select the ideal process for a given part material, size, volume, and dimensional tolerance.
Our versatile manufacturing capabilities also include rotary conversion, slitting, sheeting, laminating, CNC knife cutting and molding. As an ISO/IATF 16949 registered manufacturer, customers can be assured that their parts are held to stringent quality standards. In-house testing and inspection capabilities include a range of adhesion and material testing as well as dimensional inspection in accordance with all customer specifications. For additional information about our precision die cutting capability, see the table below, or contact us directly.
Here are a few of our precision die-cutting Applications
- Vibration Damping
- Electrical Insulation
- EMI/RFI Shielding
- Rubber Goods
- Rubber Parts
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