In our Training Center we have available (beside an offset printing machine) a diecutter which we have modified for special R&D jobs. So a high speed video technique allows us the research of basics of the cutting process which is up to now still characterized by mainly theoretical assumptions. With a macro zoom optic of 45 to 160 mm we are in a position to dissect the cutting process in up to 10,000 pin-sharp partial pictures.
A few questions in the focus:
- How does a creasing matrix react under real stress and how can we use that knowledge for optimization of the running capacity?
- How can we avoid unneat cuts and fraying of the material cut connected with that?
- What function does a rubber profile actually take over in the diecutting process?
- How do the different qualities of a 1 mm cutting plate react under practical stress in the machine?
- Are cutting/creasing plates indeed the ultimate, or are there also negative influences with that technique?