Flat Bed Die Cutting
Our top of the range Hawkes Die Cutting Press is extremely versatile and can produce gaskets and custom shapes up to 600mm square. This machine serves a very similar purpose to the Rotary Die Cutting Machines in that it is used to produce parts either individually or kiss cut on rolls i.e. Double Sided Foam Gaskets, Single Sided Foam Die Cut Shapes, Double Sided Tape Pads, Single Sided Tape Circles.
The primary difference between Rotary Die Cutting and Flat Bed Die Cutting is that the Flat Bed is not as fast as the Rotary Machines but the tools (steel rule in a wooden or plastic board rather than CNC Machined Solid Steel) are cheaper. This process lends itself to smaller production runs where it is not as easy to absorb the cost of a Rotary Die Cutting Tool.
Flat Bed Die Cutting is very suitable for medium volume production.