There are continual demands for parts that are designed with accuracy and cut with precision. There is a lengthy list of industries that need these services, and they include electronics, appliance, telecommunications, automotive, electrical and construction. The industry readily relies on die cutting services.
Die and material are placed on the cutting machine, which starts the process. The desired shape of the material is realized by passing material through the machine. Small presses can exert forces of up to 20 tons, while larger presses can exert forces up to 150 tons or more. Tons of paper, metal, or other materials can be processed using the die process.
Applicable Die Cutting Services and Methods
Area of application include abrasives, flooring and carpets, disposables and cork, felt, automotive parts, filters, and fare more. Types of die cutting include the following:
* Bending – Process involves deforming a base material through die pressure. An example: The product calls for an “L” shaped design. The die then curves the length of material into a 90 degree angle.
* Blanking – Flat material is cut by trimming from its exterior edge. The result is an exact degree of uniformity.
* Broaching – Some material can be too thick or hard to cut by any other means. Material can be trimmed away by using successfully larger cutting teeth.
* Bulging – When a part needs to be expanded, water or oil can be the medium used.
* Coining – A stamping procedure that punches circular holes through metal. Cuts are made through pressurized forces that clamp a die and punch.
* Drawing – Pulls material to a desire length for a longer and thinner work piece. Bars, wiring, and tubing are often fabricated through this process.
* Extrusion – This process forces material to take shape only of the die, and not of the die and punch combination.
* Forming – Used to bend base material along a curved surface, and is the method used to round cylindrical parts.
Die-less cutting is also an option used to cut a wide range of flexible materials. Benefits include prototypes that can be turned out quickly, faster turnaround times, no tooling required, no tooling costs, and optimized layouts that result from software used.