Laser dies

Stripping units

Counter matrix

Samples & films

CAD & Design

File Formats

 

Laser Dies

Laser dies are produced using state of the art technology. All work begins on a Computer Aided Design system and is transferred to a CNC controlled laser ensuring an accuracy and conformity that cannot be matched by conventional production methods. Laserdie has two lasers with capacity up to a massive 3m x 1.5m. The exacting specification of the laser die board enables the use of CNC controlled ruling machinery. Automatic bending, cutting, bridging and lipping of steel rules ensures a precise match for the laser die board. This can be further enhanced by broaching, a process that permits the tight bending of cutting rules up to an angle of 135 degrees eliminating the need for joints in troublesome areas such as magazine/jockey slots in pharmaceutical cartons. All this adds up to a finished product that is more accurate, more stable and far quicker to produce than conventional dies. Laser dies require less make-ready, reduce machine downtime and increase running speeds. Whether you are producing simple 4pp wallets, kiss-cut labels, point of sale display units or prestige packaging, Laserdie can supply you with quality dies at competitive prices.

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Stripping Units

Stripping units are produced using the same technology as the laser dies. The CAD system automatically generates the stripping unit profiles around the pre-generated die layout. Stripping units have changed considerably over the past few years with new innovations coming on line all the time. One of the more recent innovations that have been adopted by Laserdie is the Vossen Clip Strip System the components being distributed in the UK by CITO. The Clip Strip system allows for the effective stripping of waste areas that have previously been considered impossible. Laserdie ensures that the latest innovations are available to all our customers. Stripping units are tailored to suit each customers specific requirements. With the wealth of auto platens that are now available we recognize that stripping units need to be adapted to individual presses. We can supply simple female only stripping units for you to utilize the top and bottom stripping pins of your press, a standard male and female stripping unit, 'speed strip' style stripping units for those awkward jobs, or Clip Strip units for those 'impossible' jobs.

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Counter matrix

Counter matrix are used to simplify and speed up make ready of creases on flat bed auto or hand fed platens. A one piece, self locating unit matched precisely to a laser die. Counter matrix are produced on our Lasercome Gmbh dedicated router. The router has five heads enabling the very precise routing of creasing channels. The counter matrix material is a hard wearing pertinax, similar to the plastic like material used on electric circuit boards. The counter matrix thickness and channel widths are matched to the board being processed and can accommodate a variety of materials from folding box board to corrugated, even varying the width of channel against and with the grain of the board being processed to a tolerance of 0.05mm. The counter matrix are fitted with a self adhesive backing and are registered to the laser die using locating pins. Having located the counter matrix onto the laser die you simply run up a single impression to adhere the counter matrix to the cutting plate creating an exact register to the die. The resulting make ready is second to none in a fraction of the time of conventional methods. The hard wearing pertinax ensures the quality of make ready is sustained even after many thousands of sheets run.

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Samples & Films

Laserdie has a 3m x 1.5m (10ft x 5ft) sample table by Exact Technology employing two separate cutting heads.The oscillating head used for cutting heavy duty or thick materials such as display board and corrugated up to 10mm thick, and the tangential head for more delicate work such as carton board or kiss cutting on self adhesive film. It has two further heads for creasing and plotting. Samples & Films can be supplied before committing the designs to production. Samples can be used to check construction or the fit of a products. Amendments can be made quickly and accurately on the CAD system and re-sampled in minutes. Prints or proof prints can be used to create full colour samples for photographic purposes or client approval. Short runs can also be undertaken without the need for any tooling. Films can be used for print layout or checking register on pre printed work. Films are produced using a 0.2mm line width permanent ink pen on 400 micron stable mylar high trans film.

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CAD & Design

Laserdie has a long history of involvement with CAD and design. We have developed our own CAD system, DieMension, which is used for all design work within the company. This means we have full control over how the system interacts with designers and machinery to give us optimum performance from both. We also run IPDS from Arden Software,Kasemake from AG Cad and Autocad 2000. Laserdies' expertise in CAD and design work is a result of many years experience in 'cardboard engineering'. Laserdie were the first laser die making company in the UK to achieve the prestigious ISO 9001 certificate which incorporates design. We offer a design service ranging from specialty packaging to point of sale displays. Our CAD systems can import and export a whole range of file types. The most common formats are listed bellow:
    • CFF2/CFF
    • DDES
    • DXF
    • PLT/HPGL
    • DWG
    • AGD
    • IPDS
    • V11
    • IGES
    • EPS
    • AI
    • CDR
    • CGM
    • STL
    • PDF
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