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4" round cutting dies

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by DGDesigns, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. DGDesigns

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    I have a customer that wants 4" round pcs of Komatex PVC 3mm thickness. Using them as floating advertisements in the refreshment tub. Anyone familiar with using a cutting die to achieve this instead of using a router??
    I also get requests for round magnetic material...curious how that material is cut into circles?
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. CrabbyOldGuy

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    We would use a steel rule die. It works well if you have enough of a press to stamp it through. We use them on all types of material including aluminum. Just a little more than most shops have at their disposal.
     
  3. DGDesigns

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    Where would you buy these steel rule dies?
     
  4. CrabbyOldGuy

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    There are many suppliers around. Depends on your area. I would suggest a google search for someone near to you. We use Apple Die out of Millwaukee. Just make sure you have a press that can handle the pressure needed to cut through the material and a way to adjust the stroke so you do not crush the rule.
     
  5. jfiscus

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    We use The Stewart Company here in Cincinnati, OH for our dies.
    Their number is 513-646-8949, they are quick & cheap.
    Round magnets can get to be a PITA, this is the best way we've found to do them though.
     
  6. DGDesigns

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    Thanks for the advice and feedback, guys. I'll definitely look into this.
     
  7. Bill Modzel

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    I would test the Komatex first. We've had mixed performance die cutting expanded pvc. The issue is surface cracking on the edge where the top "pillows" from the die cut.
     
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