31 July 2011

die-cut dinosaur

Die cutting is a versatile process. It is used to cut all sorts of sheet materials including paper, plastic (see an example of tyvek in die-cut designer flowers), card, wood, fabrics, labels and composites. Mainly used in the mass production of cartons and boxes, here it has been used to profile a flat-pack dinosaur in birch plywood.

The cutting action is between a sharp cutting rule and a steel cutting plate, and therefore results in clean, accurate cuts.

Image from MPFDP