Solid Milled Dies:
This type of cutting die is made from a solid steel
plate and milled to the specifications of your blueprint,
template, or CAD file. Dies made on a manual milling machine
can usually achieve a tolerance of +/- .010 to .015.
We can also achieve
greater accuracy on our CNC (computer numerical
controlled) milling machine. Producing cutting dies
of this type can achieve a guaranteed tolerance
of +/- .005 when critical tolerances are required.
Often milled dies are produced in place of a bent
clicker die when features in the cutting knife are
small or very intricate and unable to be bent with
a strip of steel. Another great feature of a solid
milled die is the absence of a welded joint, which
eliminates points of weakness in the stability of
the cutting edge.
Flat Bed Machine Dies:
Flat bed machine dies accurately trim clicker blockers
and hold a consistent distance from knife to perf. They
put in the detail work that is too costly to incorporate
in each clicker die within a size run. We make dies for
Model G, Model H, Model L, Sp, RMH, and Kickpress machines.
Our dies can include knife, perf, milled impression marker,
imitation stitch, pinking, drop-ins, adjustable and removable
die sections as well as stationary, graduated, and adjustable
Swanson's Die Company, Inc.
141 Queen City Ave · Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Telephone: (603) 623-3832
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