Knife Cutting

Also known as dieless cutting or flash cutting, CNC knife cutting is used to create precision cut parts without the attending cost of a steel rule die.


The knife cutter's vacuum table holds materials firmly in place, while exchangeable tools attach to pneumatic, electric, and rotary heads to cut the materials.

Computer-controlled knife cutting tables expand KLINGER IGI production capabilities by eliminating costs and complexities that accompany the manufacture, management and storage of steel rule cutting dies and flat/rotary cutting tools. Additionally, a significant increase in production flexibility can be achieved through a knife cutter’s ability to cut a variety of materials to tight tolerances in a rapid fashion – with minimal setup time in-between cutting jobs.

Knife cutters, also commonly called flash cutters or dieless cutters, can accept a wide range of material types, sizes, and formats on their cutting surface.

The cutting surface supports static or conveyor operation, so stock can be manually placed or automatically fed to the cutting heads as job requirements determine. The range of configurations and accessories on KLINGER IGI knife cutter heads make this manufacturing system perfect for precision cutting a wide range of materials, including but not limited to:

  • Compressed fiber
  • Foam
  • Rubber
  • Composites
  • Plastics and Acrylics
  • Flat and Corrugated Paper
  • Technical Fabrics and Textiles
  • Upholstery
  • Laminated and Adhesive-Backed Stock

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