Die Cutter

die pressIn simplest terms, our die cutter operates like a large-scale cookie cutter, great for cutting exact shapes out of foam. Dies, also known as plates, are made by setting thin, finely serrated blades into wood to create a cutting pattern. Sheets of foam are placed over the plates and compressed by up to 80 tons of pressure. The foam is forced down over the blades, cut to shape, and released, creating a form exactly matching the design on the plate. With a table measuring 76" x 32", multiple designs can be inset on one large plate to produce forms quickly and economically. The die cutter features a simultaneous two-button safety system required to execute a pressing, greatly reducing any chance of accidental operation.

Because of the die cutter's ability to produce multiple forms in a single pressing, it is mainly utilized to produce bulk quantities. Where the waterjet machine may make hundreds of one item, the die cutter is capable of making tens of thousands in approximately the same amount of time. Detailed high-volume orders, like form-fitting packaging for delicate items, are produced on the die cutter, as well as novelties and toys like the giant foam hands seen at sporting events.

Examples of products fabricated by this machine:
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