Custom Steel Rule Dies

Steel Rule Dies
Steel Rule Dies

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Sipe Steel Rule Die, Inc. is a premier source for custom fabricated steel rule dies. CAD technology combined with automated rule bending equipment, enables us to rapidly create dies from small and simple, to large and complex within very precise ±.005" tolerances. Our quality standards ensure each of our dies is accurate, strong, and sharp for a long operational life.

We are able to create dies measuring up to 8' (L) x 4' (W) x 2" (H), and offer both birch and solid core hard maple base options. We use steel rule with a ground edge that has been heat treated and hardened to industry standards, and offer them in 2-4 point thicknesses with a variety of edge geometries for cutting, perforating, scoring, and creasing. Strategically placed ejection rubber enables easy removal of cut material. We offer clicker dies for cutting thicker materials, as well as chemically-etched dies for applications with intricate details. Our technicians confirm dimensions and use Mylar overlays to verify that each die is 100% to specifications.

From design and engineering to construction and inspection, you are guaranteed top quality workmanship and rapid 24-48 hour turnarounds, with same day service available for time-critical applications. We have an industry-wide reputation for excellence, and are committed to helping you meet your production goals. For more information about our custom steel rule die fabrication capabilities, see below, or contact us today.

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Custom Steel Rule Dies Capabilities

General Capabilities
Design & Engineering
CAD Modeling
Prototype Construction
Die Types
Steel Rule
Chemically Etched
Stripping Boards
Rule Type
Micro Nick
Ground Edge
Tooling Dies
Base Plates
Design (Using Impact)
Routing, Drilling and Cutting (Using Profile machine)
Bending and Cutting (Using Rule Processor)
Manually fitting rule into wood
Material Hardened Steel
Ejection Rubber
Die Board Birch
Solid Core Hard Maple
Inspection Mylar Overlay
Rule .937 in cutting rule (Standard)
.918 in cutting rule (Type High)
Variety of score and rule height
Thickness 2 to 4 point (.002 to .004 in.)
Length Up to 8 ft.
Width Up to 4 ft.
Height Up to 2 in.
Tolerance (+/-) .015 in.
Additional Services Re-Rule
Design and Development
Production Volume 1 to 20 dies
Production Volume Less than 48 hours
Same Day Available

Additional Information

Industry Focus Commercial Die Cutters
Commercial Printers
Industrial/Manufacturing Applications
  • Gaskets
  • Motor Winding Insulators
  • Orthopedic Products
  • Ladies handbags
Intended Applications
Color Swatch Cards
POP Displays
Hang Tags
Greeting Cards
Pocket Folders
Chipboard Products
Motor Insulators
Handbag bottoms and inserts
Industry Standards International Association of Die Cutters and Die Makers (IADD)
File Formats
Final Cut
Adobe Illustrator (AI)

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