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How much does a Flexible Die cost?

Your Questions, Answered

How much does a Flexible Die cost?

When considering the cost of a cutting plate, several factors must be taken into account.

Kocher+Beck die-cutting plates are made from high-quality carbon steel and this material is always subject to price fluctuations at the manufacturer’s works, over which we have no influence.

The design of the die plate influences the price. If the design is complex, it may have to go through our CAD department for drawing and editing. This adds another stage to the production time and increases the overall cost of the die plate.

For constructions with corners, multiple heights, perforations and difficult-to-machine areas, the production time of the cutting plate takes longer, which must also be taken into account in the calculation.

Kocher+Beck advisors can offer many suggestions to reduce the cost of a die cutting plate. Adding a slight radius to a pointed corner and splitting a multiple-height die cutting plate into 2 die cutting plates can help reduce the price.

The simpler the design, the shorter the line length and the ability to produce in a short time, helps to reduce the overall tooling costs. Dies that need to be manufactured to very tight tolerances, such as IML dies, cost more to produce.

The same applies to the application for which the cutting plate is being used. Is a special coating or hardening required? Which material is used and does the cutting edge need to be particularly sharp or have a higher cutting height than the standard cutting height? All of this adds an additional manufacturing process and thus additional costs to the cutting plate.

On average, a cutting die from Kocher+Beck can cost between less than 60 euros and several thousand euros. At Kocher+Beck, we always strive to provide our customers with a quality product that is right for their application and offers value for money, right from the start.