Die cutting and fabricating can be an excellent molding alternative.
Die cutting and fabricating can be an excellent molding alernative. Die costs are low and cut precision as good as ±.015" is possible; even tighter for hard-steel dies.
On-site steel rule dies. For die cutting, on-site tooling built at the manufacturing plant keeps up front costs low.
Water-jet cutting and fabricating. Water-jet cutting eliminates tooling costs entirely and while die cut goods are limited to about 3/16" thickness without compromisiong precision, water jet can go much thicker without risk of an unsatisfactory concave cut profile.
Machined plastics, yet another alternative. Turning and milling utilizing up to 5-axis routing, this is yet another fabricating possibility and another molding alternative.
Volume materials purchasing keeps costs low. Materials are usually a high percentage of the cost of die cut and fabricated parts. Volume purchasing clout for materials also reduces costs. A vast material selection ensures the best material for the job at the lowest cost, from very soft to rigid in all rubber and non-matellic materials.
Standard washer die library. For basic shapes, a large selection of standard dies for washers, for example, eliminates tooling charges and yields excellent part pricing. For rubber washers, also see our lathe-cut rubber link.
Secondary operations are generous, too, with available pressure-sensitive adhesive and corner adhesive or vulcanizing.
Composite - Cork-rubber - Felt - Non-asbestos - Paper - Plastics, flexible and rigid - Rubber, natural and syntheitic, Specialty
Die cutting (steel rule and hard dies)
Water jet cutting
Mold splicing (vulcanization)