It so happens that Print & Packaging are not the only segments that wooden punching dies are used in. Many a time our customers have been the best teachers for us. They have come to us with requirements for variety of applications starting from Fabric Appliques to Gaskets. With many iterations of these in between.
Over the years we have made dies for Blister Packs, Self dissolving bandages, plastic labels and a whole lot more.
Often the right selection of rule and wood thickness allows you to die cut a wide range of abrasive materials and what works for one material need not work for another. This has been a highly educating journey and the journey continues.