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Die Cutting

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How does die-cutting work?

You might compare die-cutting to making cookies.  The die is the cookie cutter.   The dough is the material you’d like cut.   (Regrettably, the scraps can’t be re-rolled into more cookies!)  Waste is a factor in the decisions you make in regards to the size and shape of your desired product.   When the die cuts your material, you are left with your desired product, in whatever shape and size you desire.

A more technical description: “Die-cutting is used in manufacturing a variety of items by cutting components quickly and efficiently, with [a consistent] cut every time. In manufacturing processes, large industrial-strength die cutting machines are usually used to speed up the process and withstand the constant pressures of a heavy workload."   That’s us!   We have machines capable of cutting millions of parts and asking for more.

Other ways of using industrial die-cutting

Our customers have asked us to cut designs in everything from thin materials to very thick materials.  We can also kiss-cut your parts.  Kiss-cut parts might look like topical patches or labels.   Fully-cut parts might look like pasties, face-shields, or diagnostic testing sticks.  There is a wide variety of parts that can be die-cut, and we’d love to discuss the possibilities with you.

This service is one of the ways we operate as a 3M Select Converter.   We obtain specialty products from 3M.  We then die-cut those adhesive strips or tapes to our customers’ specifications.   If you need the best raw materials cut to the finest specifications, contact us!

We offer a variety of custom dies

These dies produce custom die cuts.   We recommend dies to our customers based on the application requested and accuracy tolerances required.

  • - Steel rule dies offer a die-cutting surface up to 11”x19”, with a tolerance of +/- .01”.
  • - Precision rotary dies have a tolerance up to +/- .005” and up to a 16” web width.
  • - Class A dies are our most accurate dies, offering accuracy up to +/- .002” with camera registration, and can utilize up to a 12” web width.

Materials Cut, Industries Served

Custom Converting has cut everything from polypropylene to fabric, kraft paper to foam.    This allows us to manufacture parts for electronics, medical devices, fashion, the life-science community, and more. 

When you request a quote, please include: 

  • - A diagram or drawing of what you’d like die-cut if available
  • - What material would you like us to cut – will you be supplying this, or shall we?
  • - How tight are your tolerances?
  • - Would you like your product kiss-cut or cut all the way through?
  • - What quantities would you like quoted?

If you have a question about our capabilities, or would like to learn more, please contact us!