Steel Rule Dies Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Evansville, IN

    We know that high tech products require die cut parts that are created with precision and care. We have the highest quality standards in the die cutting industry because we know that with die cutting accuracy is so important. After we cut the prototype for your product and after receiving your approval we pledge that your orders will be shipped within ten business days or less. We know timelines matters this is why we strive to meet every deadline, every time. Get in touch with us today!

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  • Grand Rapids, MI

    We are an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, in having this you can count on us to provide unequaled service in both customer relations and the quality of our steel rule dies. Our products are utilized in a broad variety of applications across many different industries including, automotive, appliance, consumer products, toy manufacturers, electronics, office furniture, and many more. Use the easy form on our website to send us an email or call us today!

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  • Franklin, WI

    CFS is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer of custom die cuts. We supply laser, steel rule, automated flatbed and standard rotary die cutting, dieless knife cutting services. Precision die cutting achieves tolerances as tight as +/- 0.002". Services include kitting, sheeting, perforating, kiss cutting, tabs and split liners. Printing available on die cuts in performed in our ISO Class 7 Clean Room. We supply many diverse industries including aerospace, electronics, military, medical and LED lighting.

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  • Seattle, WA

    Gardico has been providing superior products and workmanship to industrial customers since 1977. Our die cutting capabilities satisfy needs for standard and custom gaskets, pads, insulators and decorative pieces in quantities from 5 or 10 to tens of thousands. We work with stock or customer provided materials: rubber, foam, vegetable fiber, cloth, cork, felt, gasket sheet, thin plastics and foils.

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  • Carson City, NV

    REDCO offers complete die cutting services to produce custom die cut gaskets and other custom die cuts that perfectly match our customers’ specifications. All of our steel rule dies are laser cut to guarantee quality and accuracy of the finished product. We have over 70 years of experience in die cutting non-metallic and metal parts. We strive to provide the best possible prices, the best-quality products and on-time deliveries to a wide range of industries.

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Steel Rule Dies Industry Information

Steel Rule Dies

A steel rule die, also referred to as a cookie cutter die or clicker die, is a flatbed die containing sharp blades in the die board situated in a particular line in accordance with the required part design. Steel rule dies cut the required part design from sheets of workable material and are the most common type of cutting tool used in conventional die cutting processes.

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Design of Steel Rule Dies

Steel rule dies consist of a die board, steel blades, also called rules and ejection rubber. The steel rules are thin steel strips with a sharpened edge, called a cutting edge, which the die-maker cuts and bends, then places into slits in the die board, or substrate, to be held into position. Where the cutting edge of the steel rules is positioned depends on the type of steel rule that is used. The die board can be made from high-density plywood that is composed from hard woods such as maple. The final step in creating the steel rule die involves the addition of ejection rubber. Rubber pads are adhered to the die board in order to help eject the material after it is cut. Without the inclusion of ejection rubber, the material may tend to get stuck amongst the steel blades. There are several different types of steel rules: center bevel rules, facet bevel rules, flush bevel rules and side bevel rules. Center bevel rules are the most common, in which the cutting edge is centered between the two faces of the rule. Facet bevel rules also have a centered cutting edge; however it is diamond-shaped to provide cleaner cuts. Flush bevel rules use a cutting edge that is in line with one of the faces of the rule; however these rules have poor longevity. Side bevel rules have the cutting edge slightly off center, providing longevity and good cut quality.

Applications of Steel Rule Dies

Able to attain the highest accuracies of any die cutting process, steel rule dies can represent the most intricate of forms. Steel rule dies are typically constructed from hardened steel and are used to cut materials including cardboard, rubber, paper, plastic, thick foams, aluminum, fabric, leather and Kevlar. Steel rule dies have proven beneficial for industries including packaging, automotive, electronics, printing, medical, textile, aerospace and telecommunications. The steel rule die can come in a variety of thicknesses that reflect the application or function it is to perform. These applications are diverse and include prototyping, new part development and the production of parts such as cardboard boxes, packages and stationary. In addition, steel rule cutting dies can cut slits, creases and perforations as well as cutting out shapes.

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