Prototype Facility

Our company facilities are available to offer single prototype die cuts for approval.

By leveraging prototype die cutting services, companies can optimise their designs, reduce production risks, and ensure that the final product meets all required standards.

Die Cutting

Rotary die cutting is a manufacturing process used to cut or shape materials, typically in large volumes. It involves the use of a cylindrical rotating cutting die or tool to precisely cut or shape materials. The material is then passed through the machine, and the rotating die, which is often customised for the specific shape or pattern needed and cuts through the material as it moves. Flatbed die cutting is another manufacturing process used to cut, shape, or convert various materials, but it differs from rotary die cutting in its approach.

Instead of a cylindrical rotating die, flatbed die cutting uses a flatbed press or machine with a stationary flat die. The material to be cut or shaped is placed on the flat surface of the machine, and the die is aligned precisely with the material.

When the material and die are aligned correctly, the press or machine exerts pressure to cut or shape the material. The die presses down onto the material, cutting it into the desired shape or pattern.

Flatbed die cutting is versatile and suitable for a wide range of materials, including paper, cardboard, foam, fabric, leather, and even thicker materials like wood or composite materials. It can handle thicker materials compared to rotary die cutting.

Flatbed die cutting offers precise cutting and is well-suited for intricate designs, custom shapes, and smaller production runs where each piece may require unique cutting patterns.

  • Fast turnaround facility
  • Free samples available

Plotter Prototype

Using a plotter for prototyping work prior to tooling offers several advantages.

Speed
Plotters can quickly produce prototypes, allowing for rapid iteration and testing of designs. Cost-effectiveness: Prototyping with a plotter is often more affordable than traditional methods like CNC machining, especially for low-volume production runs.

Flexibility
Plotters can work with a variety of materials, including paper, vinyl, and thin plastics, foams and various tapes providing flexibility in material choice for prototyping.

Accuracy
Plotter technology allows for precise cutting and scoring, ensuring that prototypes closely match design specifications.

Visualisation
Prototypes produced by a plotter offer a tangible representation of the design, facilitating better communication and understanding among team members and stakeholders. Iterative design: Since plotter-produced prototypes can be quickly and easily modified, they support an iterative design process, allowing for refinement and improvement before committing to expensive tooling. Overall, using a plotter for prototyping offers a cost-effective, efficient, and flexible way to test and refine designs before moving forward with production tooling.

Keyence IM8030 Dimension Measurement System

At CCS Tapes we have invested a considerable amount of money on the Keyence IM-8030 Dimension Measurement System for precision measurement, technical excellence & accurate inspection to give our customers 100% confidence in what we do.

Keyence machines are often used in manufacturing for tasks like quality control, measurement, and process automation. The benefits include increased efficiency, improved accuracy in measurements, and enhanced quality control, leading to higher productivity and reduced production costs.

Using optical measuring equipment in die cut production offers several benefits. Optical or no contact measurement provides high precision and accuracy, ensuring consistent and precise cuts. This leads to improved product quality and reduced material waste. Optical systems operate at high speeds, enhancing production efficiency.

First Article inspection reports will be available on request.