DIE & TOOL REPAIR
Die & Tool Repair Services
Cutting surfaces on dies suffer from wear after a period of use, resulting in out of tolerance parts or an unacceptable finish. The machining process usually consists of removing small--sometimes microscopic—pieces of material, and these tiny shards sometimes adhere to the surface of the die, causing irregularities during use, thus requiring die repair.
The hardness of the machined materials eventually erodes the cutting surface, so cuts are no longer sharp or precise enough to be effective. Since dies are made from extremely hard materials, they are difficult or impossible to repair in most standard machining facilities. We have the equipment and skill to restore your die to its original precision. If you need remanufacturing—changing the die to meet new specs—we can also handle that process.REQUEST INFORMATION
|CHARMILLES 290 (2)||15.7"||9.8"||7.8"|
|CHARMILLES CUT 300||21.7"||13.8"||15.75"|
|CHARMILLES CUT 200SP||13.8"||8.66"||8.66"|
|CHARMILLES FORM 20||13.8"||9.85"||9.85"|
|SMALL HOLE EDM||X||Y||Z|
|CHARMILLES DRILL 20||11.8"||7.8"||11.8"|
|CHARMILLES HD-8 (2)||14"||9.5"||14"|
|CNC LATHE MACHINING||X||Y|
|HAAS TL-2 CNC LATHE||16"||48"|
|HARDINGE DV 59 TR LATHE|
|CNC GANTRY ROUTING||X||Y||Z|
|HAAS CNC ROUTER 510||121"||61"||11"|
|CNC SURFACE GRINDING||X||Y||Z|
|OKAMOTO 6 12||12"||6"||14"|
|HARIG 6 12||12"||6"||10"|
|PRECISION CNC MACHINING||X||Y||Z|
|HAAS VF-2 (3)||30"||16"||16"|
|HAAS VF-2SS (2)||30"||16"||20"|
|HAAS MINI-MILL (2)||16"||12"||10"|
|SHARP 2-AXIS CNC (TMV-I/mp-2)||28"||14"||16"|
|SHARP 2-AXIS CNC QMV-2)||22"||9"||16"|
DIE REPAIR APPLICATIONS
Our CNC and EDM equipment is up to the challenge of restoring your die to its original specs or new specifications. Our CNC equipment is ideal for die repair because it can handle complex and intricate shapes, so we can restore your die to its original configuration. We are also the ideal partner for a preventive maintenance program for all your dies. Preventive maintenance can increase the life span of your dies and help ensure that you meet the quality standards your customers expect.
WHY CHOOSE DIE REPAIR SERVICES
Rapid Prototyping is useful for a number of reasons. Companies that are in need of prototypes may wish to consider these reasons.
Our computer controlled equipment operates autonomously, so we can sometimes offer same day or next day service to get you up and running fast.
Flexible Sizes / Shapes
We have a wide range of EDM and CNC equipment, so we have the right equipment for virtually any job, with tolerances as close as .0002”.
Adapt to Design Changes
Design changes are a fact of life, but there’s no need to create new tooling every time. We can often rework or reshape your existing die to the new design.
Repair or Reshape
Dies take a beating from cutting hard materials. We can repair your tooling to bring it back to peak performance.
When your line is down, it’s an emergency. We can repair your dies quickly and accurately to get you back up and running quickly.
Well maintained tools last longer, perform more effectively and generate less scrap. We can work with you to develop and implement a preventive maintenance program for all your dies.
Our CNC and EDM equipment generates accurately machined parts with tolerances as close as .0002 for EDM or .0005” for CNC. Every part matches the specs in your CAD file exactly.
DIE REPAIR FAQ
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