Through the process of precision cutting, bulk packing materials can be cut to fit any application. At TPC Converting, we can cut fabrics, foams, films, and tapes into any preferred design, shape, or size. For more than 55 years, we have specialized in custom packaging solutions for customers in the construction, food and beverage, e-commerce, and manufacturing industries. With our advanced packaging equipment, we provide a wide range of packaging products as well as die cutting and converting services.
What Is Precision Cutting?
Precision cutting uses advanced machinery – such as high-speed plotters or die cutters – to cut through materials & produce desired shapes and sizes. Many companies use precision cutting because it can convert common packaging materials into custom sizes for specialized applications. Custom-cut packaging materials reduce material waste, save on material costs, and enhance design versatility.
Precision Cutting Services and Capabilities
At TPC Converting, we can cut and convert any standard packaging materials into custom-sized solutions for your goods. These packaging materials include cloth, film, tape, and foam. Here is an overview of our customized cutting services.
Laser cutting does not involve specialized tools or dies, so it is a quick and cost-effective alternative to die cutting. This process can produce holes, slots, and diameters with tight tolerances. Laser cutting is primarily used to cut out precise shapes for tapes and adhesives, especially prototypes and samples.
Flash cutting also does not require dies or other tools. For this reason, flash cutting is also called dieless knife cutting. This method can quickly and precisely create samples, prototypes, and other small batches of custom parts. Flash cutting uses a computer-operated knife to cut films, felt, tapes, and other packaging materials. A key benefit of this process is low material waste.
Rotary Die Cutting
Rotary die cutting is a unique type of die cutting that uses cylindrical dies on a rotary press to cut shapes, slits, and perforations out of the material. This method is very effective at producing many identical shapes at once, so it is best for large production runs.
Precision Cutting Industries and Applications
Many industries turn to precision cutting because of its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and low material waste. Below we highlight some of the industries that rely on precision cutting:
- Medical: To meet the medical industry’s demands for more compact and affordable medical devices, manufacturers utilize precision cutting methods like laser cutting services, which do not leave behind contaminating residues.
- Aerospace: In the aerospace industry, precisely cut parts are critical to commercial and defense operations alike. Laser cutting prototyping and production can achieve extreme precision and enhanced part complexity.
- Military: In military applications, parts must be precise and rugged enough to withstand various ground, air, and sea environments. For example, precision cutting produces high-stress armor plating for military vehicles.
- Electronics: Electronics manufacturers are constantly innovating their products to be more efficient and cost-effective. Precision cutting is quickly emerging as a preferred method to create precise components with superior edge quality and tighter tolerances.
Precision Cutting and Converting Services at TPC Converting
At TPC Converting, we offer many precision converting services for various packaging materials. These services include cutting, printing, slitting, adhesive laminating, finishing, and spooling. With over 55 years of experience and ISO 9001:2015 certification, we are ready to meet your packaging needs.