Selecting Materials and Part Layouts
When creating parts that do not require extremely tight tolerances, steel rule die cutting is one of the most cost-effective methods for producing die cut parts. Creating a steel rule die cost significantly less than matched metal dies or solid milled dies. Multiple factors go into the accuracy of a steel rule dies function, which includes the die’s features, how it is produced, and the material being used. All engineers must follow some basic design guidelines as to make the most of the steel rule die cutting process.
By adhering to best practices, it is possible to minimize risk associated with manufacturing and issues that will affect final-part quality. Our talented team of engineers will closely work with you from scratch to create perfectly plastic die cut parts.
One of the most important considerations to be made is the type of sheet or web material that is used for custom die cutting. Different materials and sizes of the elements pose different problems with cutting, and those issues must be dealt with prior production. Our team can help you mitigate slugs sticking to dies because of adhesive backing.
Parts layout is also an important thing to tackle prior production. Considering arrangement helps to reduce scraps. By reducing parts or altering the layout, it is possible to improve overall material yield.’
Our team knows the ins-and-outs of creating a custom die cut parts. For more information on the die cutting of plastic, please reach out to us today.