Die Cut

Custom Die Cutting for Gaskets and Seals

Elasto Proxy works closely with you to determine the best cutting technique for your industrial rubber components.  By analyzing all of your sealing requirements as well as your business needs, our solutions providers can help you decide whether die cutting or water jet cutting is the best choice for your design in terms of both cost and quality.

Metal Dies and Hydrophobic Materials

Die cutting is a proven custom fabrication technology that uses specialized tools called dies. If you already have the necessary tooling from a previous supplier, Elasto Proxy can use your existing steel-rule dies to produce seals and gaskets cost-effectively.

Elasto Proxy also uses die cutting technology to produce sealing solutions from hydrophobic materials.  Sometimes known as dinking or blanking, die cutting is recommended for certain papers that don’t work well on water jet machines.

Deciding whether to use die cutting or water jet cutting depends on many factors. In some cases, die-cut gaskets are more economical  - even with the cost of metal dies. That’s why our technical services team takes the time to understand all of your requirements  before recommending the right cutting method.

Part Geometry, Tolerances, and Material Thickness

Part geometry, tolerances, and material thickness are important to consider when choosing a cutting method for gaskets and seals. Die cut parts aren’t quite square, and water jet cutting provides better tolerances. For precision cutting of smaller parts, our water jet machine can make fine, fast cuts.

For over 20 years, our solutions providers have applied their application knowledge to cutting-edge sealing challenges in a variety of industries. So whether die cutting or water jet cutting is right for your custom-fabricated plastic and rubber parts, you can count on Elasto Proxy to stay sharp and deliver results.