McLoone has the equipment and expertise available to offer a variety of options for die-cut components. As a Select Converter for 3M, high-quality and economical materials are readily available.

Die-Cut Adhesive

Made from acrylic or foam, die-cut adhesive components solve specific problems such as sound dampening, shielding, electrical insulation, thermal management, bonding, gap filling, sealing, air flow, and overheating.

Spacers and Gap Filling Solutions

Secure attachment of an overlay, panel, or serial plate can be difficult when there is an uneven surface, or there is a bend to the part. Die-cut spacers help resolve this issue. Spacers are used to:

  • Even out a rough surface

  • Insulate against heat or cold temperatures

  • Fill a gap between mating surfaces

Gasket and Seal Solutions

Gasket and seal spacers are typically non-decorated components that are hidden from view on the product. They serve as solutions to:

  • Prevent leakage

  • Reduce vibration

  • Protect against shock, dust, or moisture

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Die-Cut Materials

Die-cut adhesive is supplied to meet size and shape needs as well as any configuration of holes, cutouts, or slots to each unique spec and application. The preferred vendor for adhesives is 3M, but equivalent solutions can be reviewed.

Aluminum, stainless steel, and polycarbonate are additional materials that can be cut and used for spacers and insulators.



3M 467
.002" Clear
Acrylic-based adhesive; outstanding adhesion to metal, polycarbonate (PC), ABS and Polyester (PET)
3M 7945MP
.005" Clear
Acrylic-based adhesive; outstanding adhesion to metal, polycarbonate (PC), ABS and Polyester (PET); resists oozing
3M 9495 MP / 3M 468
.005" Clear
Acrylic-based adhesive; exceptional temperature and chemical resistance; withstands tough application environments
3M 9495LE
.006" Clear
Acrylic-based adhesive; high bond strength to most surfaces, including many low surface energy (LSE) plastics such as polypropylene and powder coated paints
3M 4462B
.032" White or Black
Closed cell foam adhesive; high initial adhesion to a variety of surfaces including polyethylene and polypropylene; ideal for many joining, mounting, gasketing, and sealing applications with irregular or textured surfaces


Thickness and Finish

.002" Matte and Bright Foil
.012"-.032" Mill Finish and Bright
.012"-.063" Anodized
.062"-.090" Mill Finish
Stainless Steel
.018"-.036" Brushed


Thickness and Finish

.005"-.030" Clear, Velvet, Weatherable


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What material options are available for die cut adhesives?

Acrylic and foam adhesives in a variety of thicknesses is offered. Common specifications call for the 3M brand, but equivalent alternatives can be identified as well.

Can other materials be used as spacers?

Aluminum, stainless steel and polycarbonate are other options for undecorated material that can be die-cut for use as spacers or insulators.

Are there standard sizes for die-cut components?

Each blank is custom built in size, shape, and configured with appropriate cut-outs to meet your unique requirements and application. A library with thousands of dies in common sizes means many options for your blank or tag needs. In-house tooling means quick turnaround for custom builds.

What options are there for pierced holes?

Holes, slots, and other cut-outs can be built into the tools. Corners can be square or rounded. Simply provide the location of each hole along with diameter and corner radius dimensions in your artwork file. 

What type of artwork files are needed?

Artwork is produced in Adobe Illustrator. For production purposes, we prefer VECTOR artwork whenever possible. A vector image is lines or shapes mapped out mathematically rather than pixel-based, referred to as raster which when scaled larger becomes fuzzy. The advantage of vector-based images is that they never lose their quality despite the size of the image. Files received in other formats may delay processing and require redrawing. More information can be found on our Artwork Submission page.

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Options by McLoone


Typically die-cut components are ordered and supplied without decoration - simply cut from appropriate material, to the size and shape needed. Aluminum, stainless steel, and polycarbonate can be customized with colored borders, logos, or text.

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Materials from McLoone


Die-cut component material includes common 3M adhesives as well as durable aluminum and stainless steel. Flexible polycarbonate is another option that can be cut to spec. 

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Sales and Service from McLoone


A team of dedicated and talented people work with you from beginning discussion to order fulfillment, understanding exactly what your objective is and then making it happen.

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Looking for Metal Blanks or Tags?

We've got you covered here too! Undecorated metal blanks are available in a variety of thicknesses and cut to your specified shape.

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