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Rotary Die Cutting

Rotary die cutting is one of the most common types of die cutting. It is a broad category that includes perforated die cutting, kiss cutting and other processes that use a rotary press. The process is simple — a flat material is fed through a die that is continually rolling in place. As the material passes through, a cutting edge pinches the material and pushes out the part in its desired shape.

Rotary die cutting can involve a range of materials, including sheet metal, fabric, plastics and more. One of its main benefits compared to flat bed die cutting is that it is faster, as there is less wasted motion while the machine works. It is capable of creating parts with a high degree of accuracy, in a variety of shapes that is limited only by the size of the roller. Rotary die cutting can also be an alternative to laser cutting. While laser cutting may be better for more precise work, rotary die cutting can be used on a wider range of materials and can turn around high-volume projects faster. Laser cutting machines are also more expensive to purchase, and these costs are typically passed on to manufacturers in the form of higher fees.


Rotary die cutting is extremely versatile — the process can be used to create almost any flat part. It also supports more complex processes that require multiple passes. A rotary press can die cut materials as thin as 1/8”.

Can you use rotary die cutting service for your applications in your industry? The answer is likely yes. Some of the many applications we provide rotary die cutting for include cutting envelopes, tickets and cardboard boxes, so if shipping is part of your process, rotary die cutting could prove extremely useful. Rotary die cutting is often used in label making, medical part construction and a myriad of other applications.

Essentially, any time you need help producing a high volume of products cut the same way in a short amount of time, you can probably use rotary die cutting services. Using rotary die cutting can also help us complete a project more quickly because we can perform finishing, lathing and other services while doing the rotary die cutting. If you need help determining whether rotary die cutting services will be useful for your business, get in touch, and we will work through it with you.

Aside from versatility, the main benefits of rotary die cutting are its speed, accuracy and low cost. The primary expense associated with set-up is machining the die. However, machined dies are highly durable and can be counted on for extensive high-volume use.

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