Usage of Laser Technology for Industrial Die Cutting

The word “laser” is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”, and commonly used in industrial die cutting. From die cut thermal pads for LED lighting to EMI shielding for EV batteries, laser die cutting provides almost limitless opportunities to create precision cutouts for a variety of applications.

Unlike traditional die cutting methods, a laser system can quickly and efficiently produce intricate patterns and minute details such as tiny holes, slots, or perforations. holding dimensional tolerances of +/- 0.002 in. (50 µm) which is generally unheardUnlike traditional die cutting methods, a laser system can quickly and efficiently produce intricate patterns and fine details such as tiny holes, slots, or perforations, holding dimensional tolerances of +/- 0.002 in. (50 µm).

This level of accuracy and precision delivers parts, free of flaws, defects or measuring errors, and makes efficient use of materials for cost savings. Since there is no hard tooling required, rapid prototypes and small production runs can be done quickly and efficiently.

 

Zeroing In

Using registration software and sensors, the machinery used to create complex die cuts for our customers automatically puts the cut in precisely the right place, consistently delivering a high degree of accuracy.

Caption: Coupled with a vision inspection system, the laser die cutting equipment verifies and when needed, auto-corrects to ensure perfect registration and results for every part. Along with this flexibility comes the ability to hold extremely tight tolerances, ideal for electronics, medical and related applications.Coupled with a vision inspection system, this equipment measures, verifies and, when needed, makes real-time adjustments to ensure perfect results for every part. Along with this flexibility comes the ability to hold extremely tight tolerances, ideal for aerospace, electronics, medical and related applications. 

Individual servo controls at each die station also allow for another critical factor in web converting – precision tension control. Each die, nip or print station can be set at a different gear ratio, creating tension zones with the press of a button.
This advanced machine technology can accommodate die cutting for web widths up to 13 in. (330 mm) with tolerances as small as +/- 0.002 in. (50 µm).

The Final Cut

Used in conjunction with rotary dies, a laser die cut product is significantly more precise – and precision counts. Used for jobs such as perforating, kiss cutting, pull tabs, island placements, and zoned adhesives, the opportunities are limitless.

By offering laser and related die cutting techniques and technologies, we can help OEMs and suppliers worldwide meet the unique production, quality, and regulatory demands of the industry.

Please contact us today to discuss your project needs or to learn more about how we can help.