A stage tool, top view

Top: a compound die ready for shipment

Bottom right: the part produced by a compound die

A stage tool part
close-up of stage tool

Minnesota Tool and Die Works

Experts in progressive dies and lamination dies

Compound dies

Compound dies are often used when the quantities of parts produced don't warrant the expense of a progressive die. Compound dies can be large or small to handle varying thickness of metal—big and heavy duty for thick gauge metal; smaller for components.

There is some overlap in die dscriptions: there are hybrid compound dies, which can exert force on the metal in different directions, and complex compound dies, which use nitrogen cylinders.

Like to discuss your die buying needs with an expert? Call one of our friendly and knowledgeable people at 763-323-0145 extension 111 or email us at info@mtdwi.com.