Digital Data Exchange System developed by the IADD for the easy transfer of computer files from one CAD software system to another.
A term related to embossing and embossing dies to cause an area of material to be lower than the surrounding areas.
An indent or cut in design or lettering of a surface.
A technique for impressing a design or texture into a sheet of material to extend backward from the viewing face.
Deflection is a problem involved in all diecutting presses whereas the top platen tends to deflect from a perfect parallel condition due to the stress of the diecutting action. Generally there is more deflection toward the center of the head of a diepress. Die press manufacturers try to engineer out as much deflection in a press as possible.
Any of various knife edged cutting or trimming tools or devices such as clicker dies, high dies, steel rule dies etc., used for cutting a desired shape into soft or semi-rigid material. Can also be solid steel.
Sharpened@ thin steel blades used in flat or rotary dies. Also refers to blades on machine engraved or EDM manufactured rotary dies.
The method of using sharp edged cutting dies to cut out shapes from a wide array of soft to semi-rigid materials. The action of making piece parts from bulk materials using cutting dies and presses.
DIE CUTTING PRESS
Machine that holds the die, blanks, or cuts the material into piece parts.
DIE CUTTING SURFACE
Any cutting surface that a die cuts against or cuts into in the diecutting process. The diecutting surface can be any number of surfaces such as: Composition rubber Cast nylon Polypropylene plastic PVC Polyurethane cutting pads or cutting belts hard composite materials, hardened steel cutting plates.
DIE CYLINDER CIRCUMFERENCE
The circumference around a die cutting cylinder.
DIE EDGE BEVELS
The bevel on a dieblade depends on the intended use of the die blade. The bevel is generally pre-shaped in the blade. A blade can have a short or long bevel, a center bevel and multiple bevels depending on what the blade is to be used for. Most steel rule die blades have a counterbevel on the cutting edge required in manufacturing the blade, but clicker and high die blades generally do not have a counter bevel.
Mileage expected from a new die or mileage expected following a re-sharpening of a die.
The process of forming or manufacturing a cutting die. The action of manufacturing any of the die classes; to make a cutting die for converting purposes.
(a) The strip steel used in making forged dies. (b) The strip used in making flex dies. (c) The flat ground stock used in making some machine dies.
Used as the carrier for steel rule in cutting dies, usually hardwood plywood. Typically maple 5/8″ or 11/16″ high.
Same as die steel. The type of die stock that a milled punch or milled die is manufactured. Of this is important because of how the part is heat treated to obtain the proper hardness.
The process of inputting graphic data into a CAD system.
DOUBLE BEVEL CENTER FACE
In steel rule@ a centered cutting edge with a long bevel on each side.
(1) Drawing Exchange Format originally developed by Autodesk, commonly used to exchange data between various CAD Systems. (2) An acronym for “Data Exchange File”. A type of file used to store CAD images and export them to a plotter or other drawing or cutting device.