How Does Dieless Knife Cutting Work?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

At Industrial Custom Products, we offer state-of-the-art technologies and processes to move your project forward fast. If you have a flexible part that needs to be prototyped quickly and efficiently, dieless knife cutting could be the answer.

How Dieless Knife Cutting Works

Dieless knife cutting, also called flash cutting, uses an oscillating knife controlled by a computer to cut flexible materials into shapes. Whereas die cutting relies on special-made dies to cut a particular part, dieless knife cutting uses CNC technology to cut parts consistently, quickly, and efficiently without the need for a special die.  This greatly assists in reducing speed to market needs.

Watch some of ICP’s flash cutting in action in this video:

ICP’s flash cutting tables also include projectors to visualize the layout and cut process on the table. Software on these machines optimizes nesting (or placement of cuts on the sheet of material) to get the best material yield possible while also reducing unnecessary waste and cost.

Advantages of Flash Cutting

Dieless knife cutting offers shorter production times, smoother transitions from the early drawing stages to the final product, and lower overall costs for your project.

Dieless knife cutting sets itself apart from other multi-material production methods thanks to its incredible precision and speed as well as being able to handle parts as large as 60’’ by 120’’. This means that its capabilities are expansive and flexible and large-scale parts and projects can be completed in an efficient and timely manner. Plus, parts are produced consistently, and thanks to the Industrial Custom Products expert manufacturing team, replicated quickly without error.

Want to learn more about flash cutting with Industrial Custom Products? Call us today at (612) 781-2255 or request a quote for more details on how we can help bring your projects to life.