Foams

Laser or die cut foam

Laser and Die Cutting Foams

The variety of foams on the market including reticulated foams, open-cell foams and closed-cell foams that are routinely die cut however they can also be laser processed. Die cutters need systems that provide a clean and accurate cut part that reduces concavity in the processing. The benefit is more precision—part-to-part accuracy and tighter tolerances of parts cut.

Applications

  • Sporting Goods
  • Appliances
  • Small Engines
  • Cosmetics
  • Gaskets

No hassle processing.

Converters who die-cut PSAs deliver benefits to their customers, including unique shapes, waste reduction, automated processing, and improved end-product quality.  To meet the needs of converters in these markets, Preco incorporates die-cutting techniques and processes such as kiss cutting, matrix removal, rewind, unwind, de-slugging, knock out and stacking, collating.  Laser processing PSAs and/or labels offer flexibility, precision and repeatability without the traditional limitations of other methods.

Preco die cutters can kiss-cut to the liner with an ultra-accurate micrometer stop when cutting different types of Foams.

INDUSTRIES

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics
  • Medical 
  • Packaging

MATERIALS

  • Silicone Sponge
  • PU Foam
  • Open Cell Sponge Rubber 
  • PVC Foam
  • PE Foam
  • PS Foam 

Laser Processing

Some of the many advantages of Laser Processing foams.

  • Non-contact processing
  • Reproduceable precision to ±.051mm
  • No tool wear - laser is always sharp
  • Fine details without breakage
  • Flame polished edge in one step
  • Eliminate chipped edges
  • Speeds up to 25m/second
  • Square corners inside or out

Die Cutting

Some of the many advantages of Die Cutting foams.

  • Accommodates varying material thickness up to 4” thick on the same system with Preco adjustable roll feeds. 
  • Systems can be fitted with programmable heated platens to aid in sealing  or open and closed cell foams, and other heat sensitive material 
  • Increased steel rule die life through accurate control of cutting depth via the powered Micrometer Ram Adjustment. 
  • Material stretch eliminated, deformed parts avoided by use of Preco presses that have a synchronized feed system. 
  • Increased system versatility. Preco presses handle both sheet and roll material. 
  • Simultaneous kiss cutting and through cutting possible with accurate depth control via Micrometer Ram Adjustment. 
  • Increased yield with closer nesting of parts through the Preco material handling system 
  • Die can be changed in a matter of seconds without tools through the use of swing-away roll feeds and pneumatic quick change steel rule die clamps. Preco's microprocessor can store jobs in memory. 
  • Can handle parts with facings or pressure-sensitive backings. 
  • Custom built for all industries and markets with help from Preco’s Engineering and Design team.