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The History of Die Cutting 

Friday, July 24, 2015 10:47:00 AM Categories: die cutting Die cutting press
Die cutting has been around for many years and has proved beneficial in numerous industries. This reliable manufacturing process began in the 1800's when shoes were produced by hand. Primarily, die cutting was used to cut leather parts for shoes... read more

Benefits of Die Cutting Leather 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:33:00 PM Categories: die cutting Die cutting press
Recently, we were approached by several different customers in regards to our dies and presses being able to cut leather for shoes, wallets knife sheaths, bags, and other various uses. Leather is usually cut using a stencil outline and a blade. ... read more

5 ways die cutting can take your marketing efforts to the next level 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:31:00 AM Categories: die cutting embossing marketing
Your promotional material should not only reflect your company's brand, but also stand out against competitors. Die cutting can take your marketing efforts to the next level by allowing you to create custom designs for your customers. Marketing... read more

What Makes A Superior Press? 

A Letter From Our Engineer
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:08:00 PM Categories: Die cutting press
What Makes a Good Press for Steel Rule Diecutting? The industrial world is filled with many different types of presses. Most presses are setup to apply a single point load to an item, such as pressing in a bearing or pins. Steel rule diecutting... read more

Embossing Dies 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:03:00 AM Categories: die cutting embossing
There are two ways to create an embossing die. The first way, is by the use of liquid. As you can see in the image below, the female die is made out of a sturdy copper. The male die is then created by pouring liquid into the female die and forming... read more

Maximizing Material Usage 

Monday, March 23, 2015 3:25:00 PM Categories: die cutting
Maximizing Material Usage A customer recently asked us to create a test die that would allow us to save on expensive material with die cutting circles. Traditionally, grouping hundreds of circles on a die is not possible because the die will... read more

Machined Dies vs Traditional Dies 

A Letter From Our President
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:26:00 AM Categories: die cutting
When To Use A Machined Steel Rule Die vs A Traditional Steel Rule Die Steel Rule Diemasters has been asked time and time again if a machined die or a traditional die is better. The answer is I'm not biased on either die; it depends on the job... read more

Efficiency in the Die Cutting Industry Today 

Take a Look at the Setup Time of Your Die Cutting Press
Friday, November 7, 2014 4:28:00 PM Categories: die cutting make-ready

Efficiency is the focus of the die cutting industry today. Converters are faced daily with the need to cut costs.

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Recommendation for Clam Shell Presses 

Monday, June 16, 2014 11:03:00 AM Categories: die cutting

Medical Presses and Steel Rule Diemasters highly recommends My Press Needs as the best place to buy your clam shell presses.

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How to prepare for accurate kiss cutting... 

Here are preparation steps to make kiss cutting repeatedly accurate.
Friday, June 13, 2014 1:45:00 PM Categories: die cutting kisscutting

kisscutting dieKiss cutting is a delicate die cutting operation, with the challenges of die cutting too deep or getting perfect top layer die cuts. Here are the preparation steps...

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Eliminate Make-Ready? Yes! 

Elimination of make-ready is possible for small runs and prototypes.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:33:00 AM Categories: make-ready steel rule die flatness

Watch: No Make-ReadyWhat if you could cut across the entire platen without make-ready? No tapes, no make-ready paper. No quoins to position and tighten. No time unnecessarily squandered on the make-ready process.

What if you could increase your product's quality, and decrease your cost per unit?

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Shape the Future with Die Cutting 

Reconnecting with the Past
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:52:00 PM Categories: die cutting innovation

After all, the most successful business leaders understand that innovation is the key to growth and survival in today’s competitive market. In order for your business to continue to thrive, you too must look for ways to advance your own processes. That’s why we’ve included this informative Harvard article, to help our valued clients think about a competitive edge

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How to Sterilize Dies 

Die Cutting Sterilization
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:31:00 PM
Certain die applications need stringent die sterilization. These techniques can be both simple and efficient, so that you can continue production without concern. Cleaning is performed with a validated process designed to remove any residual... read more
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