We know that in the automotive forming industry, pricing for manufactured parts starts out low, gets lower and keeps on dropping over time. Obtaining the maximum lifespan from your tools and dies is an absolute necessity to turn a profit. The same goes for precision manufacture—with zero tolerance for rejects, this could mean the difference between staying in business and watching the contract go to your competitor.
We can offer different material suggestions or suggest design changes to maximize your die life. We’ve helped clients triple and even quadruple their output, moving the needle from producing 100 parts per minute to 300-400 parts per minute.
Your machine sets the rhythm for maximum efficiency and when a die can play into efficiency, it also plays a huge role when failure occurs. We strive to help eliminate failure whenever possible.
We understand the importance of a properly selected—and applied—finish. With the proper finish, you can prevent loading the die. This might mean a highly polished, smooth finish or a controlled rough surface, within a tight tolerance, for better material flow. Our dimensions are held within ten minutes of a degree on an angle without resorting to flow rings.
This can enable a manufacturer to eliminate an entire secondary line or machine—no shaving or trimming.
Some parts common to the automotive industry can be extremely long yet with a small outer diameter. This type of part extrudes deep into the die and while extruding, continually decreases in diameter. The wrong die will cause the extrusion to be off and produce a part with a curve. We specialize in crafting dies that can create a long part with a perfect radius on a small diameter.
Not that our dies can’t also produce smaller parts too, error-free, to make sure your product runs are within spec. Trust Header Die & Tool to keep your automotive parts line humming.