What is a custom die and what are the benefits?

What is a custom die and what are the benefits?

At Anchor Magnets, we've perfected the art of custom extrusion over four decades. From standard profiles to intricate shapes, our expertise and dedication shine through. Join us as we explore the process, benefits, and why clients trust us for their magnetic tape needs.

What is a die?

A die is a specialised tool crafted to shape flexible magnetic tape into various forms, including flat profiles, shower door enclosures and complex extruded shapes up to 60mm wide. Our extrusion factory houses a diverse collection of over 500 dies, and we offer the ability to create low-cost custom dies, bespoke to your application. These are available on request (further details on this to follow).

How does it work?

Depending on the requested profile, the type of magnetisation and magnetic strength required, ferrous based compound are heated and extruded through the die, where it melts and takes on the desired shape. Exiting the die, the material is conveyed through water for cooling and solidification. Subsequently, it passes through a magnetiser, and is then coiled and packaged as a roll. Alternatively, this can then be cut and supplied in pre-cut lengths. In the case of flat profiles, lamination with various adhesives is also available.

Is there a cost for a new die?

Yes, there is. Crafting a new die involves manufacturing it to the requested shape. We have the ability to create low-cost custom dies, bespoke to your application. These are available on request. You can discuss the details and costs with our dedicated sales team.

What are the benefits of a custom die?

When you opt for a custom die, it becomes your property while being securely stored at our factory in Sheffield, UK. The extruded profile produced from this die is exclusively tailored to your needs, ensuring it meets your application requirements precisely. For UK-based companies, this translates to shorter lead times. However, for our international clients, we offer the convenience of stocking your profile in our German warehouse, further improving lead times. Feel free to explore this option with your account manager.

What shapes can you extrude?

Our standard range includes C-profiles, T-profiles, I-profiles, flat profiles, and a variety of unique shapes! However, if you're seeking a truly distinctive shape, opting for a custom die is the ideal solution.

Why choose us?

With a proud history spanning four decades, we've been at the forefront of extruding profiles since our inception in 1984. This September marks our 40th anniversary, a testament to our enduring commitment to excellence. Our sales team boasts nearly 100 years of collective experience in the magnet industry, and when considering our wider team, that figure rises to nearly 200 years!

Whether you prefer reaching out by phone at 0114 244 1171 or via email at sales@anchormagnets.com, we're ready to provide unparalleled expertise and service tailored to your needs. You can also fill out a contact form found here.

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