Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Blanking (die cutting)

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1376

The cutting of flat sheet stock to shape by striking it sharply with a punch while it is supported on a mating die. Punch presses are often used for the operation. An alternate method is to make the cut with a thin, sharp-edged, shaped steel blade called a  Steel-rule Die. See also  Die Cutting.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA