Flat Bed Die Cutting

This cutting option lends itself to a broad range of volume requirements and material specifications. Thicker and tougher substrates usually cut well as do many metal foil and high-density materials. And it’s common for embossing operations to use this technique.

What is flat bed die cutting?

Powered by a hydraulic press, flat bed die cutting uses a steel rule die to stamp shapes from foams, rubbers, adhesives and laminates. As the die meets the metal plate where the material is placed, a clean cut with sharp, precise edges emerges. For gasketing and sealing, masking and surface protection, or joining and assembly, flat bed die cutting offers an efficient means for customizing foams and industrial tapes. 

Dimensions for flat bed die cutting

Cutting tolerance of +.001″ (or tool-specific)
Maximum cutting perimeter = 20.0″ x 28.0″

Benefits of flat bed die cutting

  • Requires less expensive tooling than rotary die cutting
  • Achieves consistent high quality cuts from thicker, larger materials
  • Direct application of blades minimizes material displacement
  • Less lead time required to create custom shapes
  • Machine accommodates multiple dies
  • Nesting and grouping of dies reduces material waste
  • Cost effective for small batch orders and low production runs
  • Creates consistently clean cuts and edging
  • Tooling can be changed quickly to minimize downtime