Flatbed die-cutting vs. Rotary punchingJohn Moot
Differences between flat bed die cutter and rotary die cutter
Stamping is a popular manufacturing process that is used to quickly and effectively make parts made of electrical insulation materials, thermal conductivity products, technical foils and Seals can be cut.
Commonly, die-cutting is associated with materials such as rubber, plastic, foam, paper, and even cardboard. There are also punching machines that work with metal. The Dr. However, Dietrich Müller GmbH does not process metals into punched parts. Punching is a broad term that encompasses several other processes. Today we’re going to compare two of these processes, flatbed die cutting and rotary die cutting.
Flatbed die-cutting vs. Rotary punching
Both stamping processes have something in common: Both produce drawing parts, but these two manufacturing processes also have their own unique characteristics.
1) What is rotary die cutting?
When it comes to rotary die cutting for the first time, think of a high speed process that focuses on tolerance and accuracy. Rotary punching machines are typically used with rotating metal tools. Rotary die cutting is most commonly associated with thin products, larger jobs, or kiss-cut dies. The process starts with feeding the raw material to two rolling cylinders before the machine takes over the rest and punches the material. With this method, too, speed and accuracy come first.
2) What is a flat bed die cutting machine?
Flatbed die cutting machines are a little different than rotary die cutting machines. Typically, a flatbed die cutting machine has a fixed base with a head that can move. The cutting dies of a flatbed punching machine usually consist of sharp metal strips, the so-called steel strip knives. Flatbed die-cutting machines are great for thicker products, smaller jobs, or cheaper die-cutting. Additionally, if a thicker material is to be used, a flatbed die cutter will likely be used to complete the job.
The choice of stamping technique depends on the type and quantity of parts to be made. Together with you, we select the right process for individual parts, medium-sized stamped part series and mass stamped parts.