Which Cutting Method is the Right One?
There are several factors that should be considered before choosing a cutting method:
- Material – What type of rubber material is being cut? The material’s characteristics will play a huge role in the type of cutting methods that can be used.
- Thickness – Certain cutting methods may be an overkill on materials that are too thin. Then again, if we are dealing with a high thickness, it will require very specific machines in order to continue producing quality cuts at a satisfactory rate.
- Production Rate – Some methods simply are not suited to production at higher speeds, or it is possible that the cuts will lose quality if the speed is pushed too high. When you need a certain level of production, make sure you are working with a die cutting partner that can handle high speeds and high quality.
- Special shapes – If you need something more than a basic shape, it may limit your options for cutting methods. Laser and water jets cutting, for example, can be used for intricate cuts, but will end up taking more time.
Thinking through these factors will greatly help you choose the cutting method that will produce the desired results in the most cost-effective manner.