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Considerations to Make for Rotary Die Cutting

Rotary die cutting is a versatile method of cutting materials. Although there are many benefits to this type of cutting, there are still specific considerations that must be made. Taking the time to consider all aspects of the cutting process helps to make cutting more productive while keeping costs down.

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The first thing to do is to consider the materials being cut. Rotary die cutting is suitable for cutting a variety of materials that include:

  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Foam
  • Fabric
  • Laminates

The webbed material chosen has its characteristics, which play an essential role in selecting the cutting method. The properties of the material determine the settings and configurations of the die cutting process. A thinner material, like paper or film, uses both flexible and solid dies, but a thicker and tough material needs to be converted by a solid die.

The second thing to do is to consider the type of die being used in the cutting process. To determine the type of die for use, individuals must think about the material being converted, the specifications of rotary manufacturing, and the overall cost. The most common types of dies used for rotary cutting include flexible and solid cylindrical. Each type comes with its pros and cons, and so the two types should not be used interchangeably.

 

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