Die Cutting, Collating & Packaging of Drawer Inserts for the Furniture Industry

Drawer Inserts
Drawer Inserts

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At Sipe Steel Rule Die, Inc., we produce precision die cut products augmented by a number of value added services. The project highlighted here was die cut, collated, and packaged for a furniture manufacturer. They are designed as drawer inserts, which are used to allow color changes on the drawer faces for a line of children's furniture.

Composed of a high density polyethylene (HDPE), with a textured finish, each kit contained 9 individual colors. Material thickness varied from .016" for the colors, to .020" for the clear. Extensive research was required to determine a plastic source, match color samples, and meet dimensional specifications.

The dies were created in-house which produced dimensions of 24.33" in length, 5.51" in width, .2" radiuses, and 31/64" diameter holes. Tolerances of ±.015", were achieved using our Sanwa 1060 die cutter, this system features stripping abilities, which cleanly removes hole slugs and waste.

After completing the 3,000+ packages that this customer required, we also provided them with stocking and fulfillment, shipping packages as needed to sites in Arcadia, Wisconsin and Shanghai, China.

To learn more about this project, or the processes used to complete it, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Die Cutting, Collating & Packaging Project Highlights

Product Name
Drawer Inserts
Product Description
These inserts are used to change the facing color of a drawer on children's furniture.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Die Making
Die Cutting
Collating & Packaging
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Sanwa 1060 Die Cutter w/ Stripping abilities to remove hole slugs and/or waste.
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 24.33"
Width: 5.51"
Thickness (Colors): 0.016"
Thickness (Clear): 0.020"
Corner Radius: 0.2"
Punching Hole: ø 31/64"
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Material Finish
Textured Grain
Inspection in reference to customer supplied print
Industry for Use
Comes with 9 different interchangeable colors

  • Clear
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • White
In process testing/inspection performed
Color Accuracy
Industry for Use
3,000 initial shipment
Delivery/Turnaround Time
Stock for Fulfillment Release
Delivery Location
Arcadia, Wisconsin
Shanghai, China
Standards Met
Parts matched to specific dimensions provided by customer.

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