die cutting

Precision Solutions for Diverse Industries

Custom die cutting is a specialized manufacturing process that involves using precision tools to cut a variety of materials into specific shapes and sizes. This technique is essential in industries where accuracy, efficiency, and versatility are of the upmost importance. Miller Gasket has been a leader in providing custom die cutting services for over 60 years, catering to a wide range of applications and industries.

What is Custom Die Cutting?

Custom die cutting utilizes dies—metal tools designed to cut specific shapes—to create parts from various materials. These dies are mounted on presses that exert enough force to cut through the material, producing parts with precise dimensions and clean edges. The process is highly adaptable, allowing for the cutting of materials such as foam, rubber, plastics, metals, and more.

Die Cutting Methods at Miller Gasket

Miller Gasket offers several die cutting methods to meet different requirements:

Steel Rule Die Cutting: Uses a thin steel blade to cut through materials. Ideal for medium to high volume runs.
Class A Die Cutting: Provides high precision for applications requiring tight tolerances.
Rotary Die Cutting: Utilizes a cylindrical die on a rotary press, suitable for high-speed production.
Engraved Die Cutting: Involves custom engraving on dies for intricate designs.
Kiss Cutting: Cuts through the top layer of material without cutting through the backing.

Miller Gasket’s production capabilities are designed to handle various volumes and complexities:

Press Capacity: Hydraulic and clicker presses ranging from 15 to 100 tons.
Part Sizes: Capable of running parts up to 35” x 63”.
Tolerance: Achieving tolerances as tight as ±.005”.

Materials Used

Miller Gasket works with a wide range of materials, including:

Non-Metallic Materials: Cork, felt, foam, foil, and more.
Metals: Various metals for different industrial applications.
Plastics and Rubber: Suitable for gaskets, insulators, washers, and other components.

Benefits of Custom Die Cutting

Design Flexibility: Capable of producing complex shapes and sizes.
Precision and Accuracy: Ensures parts meet exact specifications.
Efficiency: Fast setup and high-speed production for quick turnaround.
Material Versatility: Works with diverse materials, expanding application possibilities.
Cost-Effectiveness: Economical for businesses, avoiding the need for in-house equipment and expertise.

Applications of Custom Die Cutting

Custom die cutting is used in various industries, including:

Automotive: Gaskets, seals, and insulation components.
Electronics: EMI shielding, insulation, and conductive parts.
Packaging: Custom foam inserts, cardboard cutouts, and protective packaging.
Medical: Precision-cut parts for medical devices and equipment.

Why Choose Miller Gasket?

Miller Gasket’s extensive experience, advanced technology, and commitment to quality make us a preferred partner for custom die cutting needs. Our ability to handle everything from prototype development to high-volume production ensures that we can meet the demands of any project.

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