Digital cutting is particularly well suited to large geometries, short runs, or projects running on tight lead times. The technology provides a quick-turn, economical alternative to traditional diecut processes for plastics, paper products, and other sheet goods up to .050” thick.
Also known as tangential-knife cutting, digital cutting is a core technology in Strategic’s workflow. Our Zund L-3000 cutting plotter allows conversion of roll-fed or sheeted material up to 60” wide into sheets, component parts, and other deliverables without the cost or lead time required to design and build dies. Our systems are also able to handle variable cutting data, in the event that you have a series of parts all requiring slightly (or significantly) different geometries, and the equipment is capable of holding tolerances of up to +- 0.005 of an inch.
The Zund is an incredibly flexible machine, and can be configured to perform almost any cutting task. Our relationship with Zund USA provides access to a broad catalog of tooling options, including scoring, slitting, routing and oscillating tool holders as well as hundreds of knife geometries, We will work with Zund’s technicians to run proof-of-concept samples and research the best cutting solution for your project.
Our smaller Mimaki cutting equipment supports our paint operations by providing on-demand masking components. These nimble machines, coupled with our stocked selection of masking materials from industry-leaders such as 3M and Argon, can enable rapid process changes to respond to customer feedback without the lead time required to modify traditional tools.
Our plotters also allow Strategic to create inexpensive prototypes and mock-ups of complex fixturing or other process tools. Once the correct proportions and cut lines have been determined in-house, we can transition to laser-cut steel or machined tooling with confidence that the designs will function as intended.