When it comes to creating precise die cuts, two of the most popular methods are laser vs rotary die cutting. How do you know which option is best for your unique needs? Each type of die cutting method will have its own distinct benefits based on material, costs, and production size.
Fortunately, Frank Lowe is one of the most successful die cutting companies — offering nearly seven decades of die cutting experience. We'll listen to your needs and guide you to the best solution — whether it's laser die cutting vs rotary.
Instead of you wondering which method is most suitable for your product run, you can focus on more important things — like growing and managing your business. Continue reading to learn a few factors we consider when choosing between laser vs rotary die cutting.
Rotary die cutting involves the use of a machined, customized part (the die) cutting through the nonmetallic elastomer or substrate. With rotary die cutting, sheets of the elastomer are fed between two rolling cylinders at exceptionally high speeds. Each shape is meticulously cut on the rolling die with a high degree of accuracy and tolerance. Rotary die cutting can produce:
Laser die cutting utilizes a high-speed laser to cut through the elastomer and create the desired shape, component, or industrial gasket. Unlike other types of die cutting, laser cutting doesn’t use a physical die and doesn’t require any physical contact with the material. Instead the laser is controlled by a computer under the instruction of a CAD generated design.
Laser die cutting can be used to create a vast range of different types of cuts, including:
In addition to the material, there are many different considerations we make and attributes we explore to determine whether laser vs rotary die cutting is best. Regardless, we always approach each custom manufacturing run on a case-by-case basis — examining your project based on its individual merits. Let’s take a closer look at some of these key considerations we make when choosing laser vs rotary die cutting.
When you partner with Frank Lowe, we will guide you through the entire process. Whether it’s your first time or 500th time, we’ll get to know your project goals, costs, and time constraints to guide you to the most effective and affordable method of die cutting. Most importantly, we'll use our nearly 7 decades of experience to help you:
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Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.