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Cutting Processes: Die Cutting, Steel Rule Die Cutting
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Die cutting is a process used to cut repetetive shapes from sheet materials such as cardboard, leather, fabrics, thin metals, rubber, cork, gasket materials and plastics.
The cutting process is carried out using a die sometimes known as a steel rule die or die cutting knife. The die cutting knife is acurately bent into shape or welded and fixed to a strong backing board to hold the shape. The die often incorporates creasing bars and ejection rubbers (see toolmaking section for die cutting knife makers).
Some common uses for die cutting are the cutting of carboard boxes, gasket cutting, cutting of leather pieces for manufacture of shoes, handbags etc, Cutting of filter mesh, cutting of fibrous matting and more.
Where cutting of continuous blanks from a strip is required, another die cutting technique can be used known as rotary die cutting. In this process the cutting die is formed around a rotating mandrel and the shapes are cut at higher speed as the material is fed through in a strip.
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