Dies and Automation

At Minnesota Tool, we could talk for quite a while about the importance of a well-designed die. It’s not just that your parts run better–often, our dies can save you steps in the production process itself, and that translates into savings in employee time and less opportunity for human error.

We’re known across the country for handling challenging dies. How do we do it? Excellent designers, design capabilities and the latest software. Die reviews in which designers, toolmakers and management discuss the best way to make that particular die. But most of all, our dedication to making the best possible die for you, our customer.

We have recently upgraded to VISI, the latest and greatest CAD software. VISI improves our design capabilities by enabling us to run simulations on our designs to troubleshoot our dies before they are even built. VISI also helps us run more efficiently by giving us ongoing feedback on material requirements and furnishing our CNC machining centers with 3D versions of component parts.

Our wire EDM capabilities make it possible for us to make fine cuts up to .0001″ in metal as much as 11″ thick. Invaluable in industries such as medical product manufacturing, this degree of precision also increases the effectiveness of our own dies.visi-screen

We have recently upgraded our EDM capabilities, adding two new Mitsubishi EDM machines–an FA 20S and an FA10–and have improved shop efficiency by networking all of the plant’s computers directly to each EDM’s computer.

Minnesota Tool handles stand-alone EDM jobs in addition to the EDMing we do for our precision die components.

Like more information about how Minnesota Tool can help you? Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable people at (763) 323-0145 extension 103 or e-mail us at info@mtdwi.com. We’ll enjoy hearing from you. Would you like more information on the types of dies—and the custom machinery—that Minnesota Tool designs and builds? About our die repair services?

Like to discuss your die buying needs with an expert? Call Minnesota Tool today at 763-323-0145 extension 103 or e-mail us at info@mtdwi.com.