Choosing Rotary Die Cutting over Laser Cutting
When it comes to commercial die cutting options, there are several logical choices on the market. Amongst the two most popular methods available is rotary die cutting and laser die cutting. Both options provide different levels of precision and durability, cost, and run speed, so it is essential to make the correct decision before making cuts. Let’s take a moment to go over the differences, pros/cons, and costs of both cutting methods.
There is no blanket answer to which method of cutting should be used. Each project and company’s needs determines which method of cutting is best.
Laser die cutting uses high-speed lasers to cut through substrates. A laser can make a wide array of intricate cuts without contacting materials. Although the laser can make specialized cuts, using lasers is slow and costly. Although prototypes can be made quickly, long-run productions are generally slower than rotary cutting.
Beyond being high speed and low cost, rotary die cutting can handle big runs on difficult to cut materials. Lasers tend to struggle with certain materials, whereas rotary cutting maintains high speeds through any substrate. Laser cutting speeds up and slows down dependent upon the material it is cutting.
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Rotary Die Cutting
We also offer other die cutting methods to meet the demanding and unique needs of our clients. Call us for more information on our flat-bed die cutting, male-female stamping, converting, and packaging.Related Reading:
- Capabilities of Rotary Die CuttingDie cutting is a manufacturing process designed to convert sheet materials by shearing, forming, and cutting custom designs and shapes. This cutting process is highly customizable and versatile, which means the method is perfect for use with a wide range of materials and manufacturing applications. Die cutting services frequently cut labels, gaskets, and heat shields.
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