The Art of Die Making!
A&M visited Die – Techs (Alliance Group) in Seattle to consult and prepare for the future... As times are changing are we also seeing that the raw materials are changing, machines are getting more sophisticated and faster, yet, are we seeing that most of the dies are still made in the same way and manner. As nothing is wrong in doing it the traditional way, should one adapt new technics and improve the quality of rubber and look into the future.
As the Box Making machines run faster and raw materials have more recycling materials and to top it off are the glue ratios getting more, is the question if the rubbers on the market are still up to the task. And if yes, for how long?
A 66 inch rotary die that should run on an Ward ServoGrafix machine. B-Wave, Cross Corrugated, Highly complicated, long runner with a wish for higher speeds.
When this job was made with conventional rubbers and with the standard and known heights, did several problems arise: Cracking, warping, crushing, non-ejecting trim causing bursts and marks.
PTC in 16 mm / 25 shore A
1.9 83-17-160/H (16 mm)
2. Parts used on Die
Speaks for itself!
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Consulting & Interview