What Is Die Cutting?

Jul. 13, 2021

Die-cutting is a manufacturing process that uses specialized machines and tools to cut, shape, and sheer raw materials into custom shapes and designs. The die-cutting process is both versatile and customizable for a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, wood, and composites. It also has manufacturing applications in a variety of industries, including die-cutting neoprene, liner, die-cutting paper, packaging, die-cutting fabrics, and producing die-cut foam.

 

There are several different types of die-cutting processes available, including flatbed die-cutting, rotary die-cutting, and digital die-cutting, with each process variant having its advantages and disadvantages. The requirements and specifications needed for a particular die-cutting application - for example, the material being converted, part size, required tolerances, initial and long-term costs, lead times, etc. - help determine the most appropriate type of die-cutting process to use for a given situation.

TK4S  Large Format Cutting System

TK4S  Large Format Cutting System  

Overview of die-cutting and capabilities

Die-cutting is a versatile manufacturing process that typically uses custom-designed dies fixed to specialized machinery to convert stock materials. It is applicable to a wide range of materials, and a variety of applications and industries. In addition, the die-cutting process offers several different capabilities for cutting operations, including

 

Pass-through cutting

Kiss cutting

Hole shooting

scoring

creasing

Through-cutting: Also known as metal-to-metal die-cutting or through-cutting, through-cutting cuts through a custom design to the entire material. For example, when die-cutting plastic with an adhesive backing, the die-cut cuts through the plastic face, the adhesive, and the backing material layers. The die-cut design is completely separated from the stock material.

Applications of TK4S Large Format Cutting System

Applications of TK4S  Large Format Cutting System

Kiss Cut: For adhesive lined materials, the kiss cut cuts through the face and adhesive layers of the custom design, but does not cut through the backing material layer. The die-cut design is not completely separated from the stock material, but can be easily removed from the complete backing layer.

 

Perforation: Perforation creates a series of punch holes that hold the die-cut design to the raw material. The design is not completely separated from the stock material, but can be easily separated along the perforation line.

 

Scoring: Instead of completely cutting through the stock material, the scoring blade die is impressed, indented, or partially cut at a single stress point. The resulting score typically only penetrates or cuts through ≤ 50% of the material, thereby reducing the thickness of the stress point and allowing the square profile to fold.

 

Creasing: Similar to the scoring process, creasing creates a fold line in the raw material. However, unlike scoring, creasing causes the material to have an inward bending bulge between two parallel stress points. Having two stress points increases the flexibility of the material at the crease and reduces the stress on the material at each point during folding.

 Other available die-cutting features include bending, broaching, embossing, curling, and profile forging.


TK4S Large format cutting system provides the best choice for multi-industries automatic processing, Its system can be precisely used for full cutting, half cutting, engraving, creasing, grooving, and marking. Meanwhile, precise cutting performance could meet your large format requirement. A user-friendly operating system will show you a perfect processing result. If you want to get more information about the digital die cutting machine for sale, welcome to contact us.


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