Ultrasonic Knife Cutting

Ultrasonic 2-D Knife Cutting

Offering a wide variety of material options from expanded metal, commercial flooring materials to advanced composites for aerospace, Ultrasonic Knife Cutting allows super high production rates up to 2m/s. Having several of these machines in-house allows CRT to cut an unlimited variety of materials from vinyl and rubber to carbon and glass fiber in dry cloth, pre-preg and UD or woven.

With extremely tight tolerance and precision we can easily cut honeycomb, Kevlar, Zylon and a host of other difficult to cut materials. With high speed, precision and the ability to stack multiple layers 25mm thick, Ultrasonic Knife Cutting is a tremendous production advantage. Oh by the way, no tooling cost.

On our smaller units we can manufacture prototypes, proof of concept, test phase or small or medium production runs. Through our Die-Less Knife Cutting system we take your idea from engineering concept to production ready. Custom components are produced using your CAD file or we can work from prints and even replicate from an existing part.

Ultrasonic Knife Cutting Advantages

  • Eliminate cutting dies and costs
  • Increase production flexibility
  • Reduce time to market and proof of concept
  • Design a component and produce it within seconds
  • Rapid prototyping, samples & pre-production runs
  • Material savings and reduced scrap rate
  • Shapes too complex for die cutting
  • No cutting by hand or with templates
  • CAD system used to create custom components

Ultrasonic Knife Cutting Facts

  • Eliminate delamination & drying of finished product
  • Won’t impact performance of filled materials
  • Capable of multiple 'depth' cutting, kiss-cutting, creasing, milling-routing, punching, engraving, plotting, & 45° angle cutting

Wide Range of Materials

You can select from a wide range of stock materials immediately available for your application. In addition to Thermal Management and EMI / RF Materials, CRT utilizes our Die-Less Knife Cutting capability to routinely fabricate the following:

  • Rubber up to 25mm in thickness
  • Tapes of all blends, formulations and specifications
  • Foam & Sponge up to 130mm in thickness
  • Composite materials: carbon fiber, Kevlar, pre-preg, honeycomb etc.
  • Gasket (non- metal) materials of various form
  • Dampeners (noise and vibration)
  • Filtration materials
  • Heat dissipative products
  • Heat foils
  • Conveyor belting materials
  • Industrial Fabrics
  • Adhesives and laminated materials (Kiss-cutting)
  • Automotive, aerospace and marine fabrics
  • Plastics (PU, PP, PVC, Polycarbonate, Acrylic etc.)
  • Paper and printed materials

We work with all CAD files including:

  • 3MF
  • ACIS
  • Adobe Photoshop®
  • Adobe® Illustrator®
  • AMF
  • Autodesk Inventor®
  • Autodsk Mechanical Desktop®
  • CATIA® Graphics
  • CGR (CATIA graphics)
  • DWG™
  • DXF™
  • HCG (CATIA highly compressed graphics)
  • HSF (Hoops)
  • IDF
  • IFC
  • IGES
  • JPG
  • OBJ
  • Parasolid®
  • PDF
  • PRC
  • ProEngineer®
  • PSD (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Rhino
  • SAT (ACIS®)
  • Solid Edge®
  • STEP
  • STL
  • TIFF
  • Unigraphics®
  • VDA-FS
  • VRML

Thermal & EMI Solutions