Steel rule die cutting is a common process used to cut a range of sheet materials. The process is very precise and repeatable. A steel rule die is a cutting tool similar in form and function to a cookie cutter. These dies attain the highest accuracies and can represent the most intricate of forms.
A flat bed die cutter has two parallel bonded urethane cutting rollers which exert pressure on a steel rule die as it passes back and forth between the tables. Packnet has one of the largest flat bed die cutters in the industry. Measuring 80″ x 115″, the die cutter can process extremely large parts.
Steel rule dies can cut out, create fold lines, score, and perforation cuts. It is also possible to partially cut through a material. Using steel rule dies, Packnet can cut foam, sheet plastic, corrugated plastic, corrugated fiberboard, chipboard, and many other flat materials.
A steel rule die is purchased at the beginning of the die cutting project and used on all subsequent orders. Packnet also provides storage of dies at its facility.