Spotlight on die-cutters
Photo Credit: B&D International
Die-cutters: distilled ingenuity
These mechanical tools have steel blades and, depending on pattern-making requirements and the material to be cut (thickness of fabric, leather, plastic etc.), can come in multiple shapes. They have to be reinvented each time in all necessary shapes and sizes. In certain factories, the designers of these tools are mechanics, somewhat forgotten geniuses, able to find incredible solutions and rise to any technical challenge put forth by designers and stylists. These tools now coexist with lasers, which can reduce certain constraints and shorten production times. Yet die-cutters with their constant transformations continue to find their place in factories and workshops.*
* Credits : “Les 101 mots du savoir-faire à l’usage de tous” by Jean-Pierre Mocho and Alain Moreau.