METHODS FOR CUTTING MICAFebruary 21, 2023
Examples on how to process Mica.
Rotary die cutting uses high processing speed and precise dimensional accuracy to cut shapes out onto different material types. Moving in a circular motion, the blades around the die-cylinder cut out the desired shape onto our mica paper. Cutting out identical shapes as it rotates makes this type of dye cutting extremely useful & efficient for making numerous amounts of identical parts.
Laser die cutting involves a high-speed laser that uses its energy to cut through different types of material; giving it the ability to make precise cuts. The machine can be programmed to cut virtually any shape or design needed, with ease. With the ability to cut through a majority of materials, including aluminum, steel, plastic and of course, mica.
WATER JET CUTTING
Also known as a waterjet, waterjet cutting is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using extremely high-pressured water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. A waterjet can cut both hard & soft materials including, stainless steel, aluminum, different composites, glass, gasket, foam, rubber etc.
CNC (Computerized Numerical Control)
This a process that utilizes pre-programmed software and code to control the movement of our production equipment. With its precision & accuracy, this machine will increase both production speed and efficiency, while also ensuring consistent product quality.
STEEL RULE STAMPING
A steel rule die works the same way as a cookie cutter. This die-cutting technique uses a sharp steel rule; that is formed into a stamping tool according to the desired shape. It presses the tool down onto the material against a flat surface. This then removes the edge pieces of the material giving it it’s desired shape.