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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”.

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.

Request a Quote From American Micro Industries

American Micro Industries offers a comprehensive range of rotary die cutting services. We can create customized products for a diverse cross-section of industries and are fully equipped to meet the high dimensional tolerances required for aerospace, automotive and other applications. We can quickly turn around rotary die cutting projects of any size or complexity, including those requiring kiss cutting, perforated cutting, slitting, scoring and more.

One of our team members would be happy to go over your requirements and provide a quote for your project. We have no minimum order requirements and strive to provide economical tool development for all customers. Call or email our office to get started today.