What does RotoMetrics do?
RotoMetrics enables the efficient conversion of substrates into individual labels and parts, through customized cutting solutions. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, RotoMetrics expands its global reach by joining the Maxcess family.
Who bought RotoMetrics?
Sentinel Capital Partners
RotoMetrics, a Eureka-based global provider of precision rotary tooling and accessories, has been acquired by private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners.
What is a flexible die?
5* Flexible Dies are Laser hardened and surface treated for increased durability. These dies offer enhanced die life for a wide range of applications, including abrasive materials.
How flexible dies are made?
A flexible die is made of a thin sheet of steel, and folds around a magnetic cylinder. A solid die is a solid steel cylinder, and is traditionally used in more long run applications for extended die life.
How does a steel rule die work?
What is Steel Rule Die Cutting? Steel rule die cutting is a type of die cutting that manipulates the stock material by pressing a sharp steel rule (“knife”) down into the material against a flat surface. The cutting edge pierces the material being converted, separating the part and the waste.
How rotary dies are made?
Rotary die cutting involves either a flexible or solid rotary die. These dies are both cylindrical dies. A flexible die is made of a thin sheet of steel, and folds around a magnetic cylinder. A solid die is a solid steel cylinder, and is traditionally used in more long run applications for extended die life.
What are solid dies used for?
18.22 Die and die stock. Hand-operated threading die is the main tool used for cutting cylindrical thread on cylindrical parts such as bolts and studs. Whether it is made in two pieces or single piece, its steel hardened nut carries flutes cut along its inside surface that forms the cutting edge.
How long does it take to make a steel die?
1 to 3 days
Steel rule dies are typically produced quickly, in 1 to 3 days. Alternate techniques, such as using a machined tool, take much longer to produce and typically cost 8 times the price of a steel rule die, or more.
How are dies manufactured?
Die forming Forming operations work by deforming materials like sheet metal or plastic using force (compression, tension, or both) and rely on the material’s mechanical properties. Forming dies are typically made by tool and die makers and put into production after mounting into a press.
How are steel rule dies made?
The steel rule is similar to a razor blade made out of specially hardened steel. The steel is bent into specific positions and sizes and inserted the slits that have been cut into the substrate. After the steel “blade” is inserted, the die maker creates an ejection rubber pad which is adhered to the die base.