From Precision Grinding/Sharpening to Chrome Plating – Complete Thermoforming Tool Solutions.
BEST is your single-source American manufacturer of premium hand-forged thermoforming dies.
We offer superior tooling solutions in a range of steel thicknesses (including standard 1/4”and 3/8”) in any die height required. We manufacture our dies from quality steel that is substantially more durable than most conventional suppliers, lasting on average twice as long before resharpening is required.
Efficient Retooling Services for Your Thermoforming Equipment
BEST provides complete grinding and sharpening/retool services for cutting dies, including:
- Major and minor welding repairs.
- Installation of new shim plates (0.010” to 0.750″).
- Replacement mold shim plates.
CNC-Based Precision for Thermoforming Applications
All new thermoforming cutting dies are finished in our precision CNC machine shop. Our CNC machining services include custom-drilled mounting hole patterns on the backs of dies, making each die identical and interchangeable on the mounting plate.
Salt Bath and Added Tempering Depth
All BEST hand-forged, thermoforming cutting dies are tempered in our in-house salt bath to a depth of 20-25mm (approximately 1/3 of total height), while the competition only tempers their forged cutting dies to a depth of typically 8-10mm. This added depth allows BEST thermoforming dies to be sharpened approximately twice as many times as dies made by other suppliers.
Added Value Die Chrome Plating and Precision Metal Finishing
Every new cutting die made by BEST is chrome-plated to 3/8” from the finished cutting edge as part of our all in-house standard process. We also chrome-plate retooled dies upon request at no additional charge. Our custom chrome-plating process increases the tool’s hardness while adding corrosion resistance and improved lubricity, making the ejectors work more efficiently. Finally, every die is also wax-dipped for cutting-edge protection during handling, shipment, transportation, and storage.
From Start to Finish, BEST Offers Incredible Thermoforming Application Options.
As the world markets have expanded Best Cutting Die has moved forward to service those markets as the leader in cutting die technologies. Precision manufacturing, technical support, prompt delivery, quality, service, price, durability, the whole BEST story.
The BEST Story Gets Better!
Unhappy with your maintenance, delivery time, quality, and costa with your present supplier? Getting poor production from your exiting dies or die-cut units?
Get the maximum production per die with dies and cutting modules from Best Cutting Die
YOU’LL NEVER KNOW HOW MANY CUTS YOU’VE BEEN MISSING UNTIL YOU TRY US!
Best Cutting Die is dedicated to delivering the BEST streamlined and complete rotary die solutions for the nonwoven and medical industry. We specialize in hard-to-cut materials, both solid and segmented, utilizing a versatile system of solid and segmented style rotary dies.
Through our efficient, precision-tested production technology backed by over half a century of superior American craftsmanship, we deliver the absolute BEST rotary die manufacturing solutions to quality-focused medical and nonwoven providers throughout the world.
Our tungsten carbide dies are products that are built to last, even against challenging conditions that encourage wear and corrosion.
We offer a complete line of embossing, crimping and ultrasonic bonding rolls for the soft disposals and medical industry. We understand no two products are the same, which is why we offer complex patterns and reliefs in fully hardened tool steels in a wide range of sizes and configurations.
BEST rotary cutting modules and units are custom-engineered to meet your exact requirements. Your products deserve the utmost precision, which is why our dies are able to shape and cut your materials to within TIR of .0002 or better.
Resharpen, Repair, Retool
The challenge of looking for solid tooling to incorporate quality features, after-sales quality service and quick turnaround times can feel daunting! We provide precision resharpening, retooling and complete repair services for our tools and for tools not originally manufactured by us.
At BEST, we strive to lead the industry in the development and manufacturing of cutting, embossing, perforating, scoring and crimping technologies for our customers in the converting industry.
We are pleased to announce that Mark Langham is joining our BEST Thermoforming Team, assisting with Sales and Customer Service.
Mark has been in Sales with BEST for over 15 years, earning an excellent reputation as someone our customers can rely on. We are all confident that Mark will take on his new responsibilities with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Feel free to reach out to Mark via email at MLangham@bestcuttingdie.com or call him directly at + 44 7795 958152.
Our Thermoforming Team, from sales and customer service to engineering and production, is ready to serve you. Please see the below list of BEST Thermoforming Team Members, along with our roles and contact information. Please copy all of us on any email correspondence by sending your emails to Thermoforming@bestcuttingdie.com.
44 7795 958152
847-675-5522 x 3335
847-675-5522 x 3351
847-675-5522 x 3342
Customer Service/ Sales
847-675-5522 x 3364
Resharpen & Retool Your Precision Die Cutting Equipment with the Industry’s BEST Repair Solutions
BEST Cutting Die is dedicated to providing a complete range of production and service solutions to precision rotary die-cutting applications throughout America and the world.
Firstly, our facility offers a full suite of in-house manufacturing solutions to providers across a range of industries, while also delivering complete precision resharpening, retooling, and repair services for our tools and for tools not originally manufactured by us.
Maximize tool life & minimize long-term production costs w/ BEST Cutting Die’s expert maintenance services.
Secondly, the challenges of looking for solid, reliable tooling that incorporates quality features and after-sales service can feel daunting. If you add in the need for quick turnaround times, that challenge can become even more elusive.
As America’s premier rotary die-cutting industry provider, we offer the BEST in-house manufacturing solutions backed by the BEST after-sales support services – including precision sharpening, expert repairs, and custom retooling for your equipment.
Precision Tested, Inspected and Guaranteed
Moreover, the parts are received at BEST and inspected. Our skilled technicians evaluate the cost-effectiveness of repairing and resharpening the tool. Our process includes bringing the part to the required operating standards. We offer new parts to replace the tools if they cannot be repaired. All parts are inspected and tested prior to delivery.
Our precision repair and reservicing processes are engineered to maximize die life and provide an easier retooling experience for the life of your equipment. Our in-house operations are geared towards providing you with the speed, responsiveness and cost-efficiency your business deserves.
Backed by Over Half a Century of Dedicated Service to Superior Cutting Die Solutions
Providing expert solutions since 1966, BEST applies over 50 years of industry knowledge to our versatile repair services, catered to the unique needs of your production equipment and application. Our engineers and technicians are equipped with the right tools to meet your exact custom specifications with the rapid response and consistent precision quality that your business deserves.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve had plenty of experience with bad customer service and felt like an expert’s advice and training were constantly missing. Just think about the last time it happened. Perhaps the product or service did not live up to the sales pitch. Maybe the company was unresponsive to your calls or emails. Maybe they did not do what they said they were going to do. Or they gave you the run-around when you called to report a problem or ask a question.
If you think about it, all of these negative experiences boil down to one thing, a lack of customer service. And a lack of customer service usually stems from a lack of customer focus. It seems many businesses have simply lost sight of who they are really in business to serve.
Expert Advice & Training
Firstly, BEST Cutting Die has knowledgeable representatives that are available to support our products and services. Explore the field-proven options BEST offers all of our customers.
Training Online & On-site
- Our mutual goal is to improve the capacity and productivity of our customers’ lines of production. We accomplish this through our comprehensive training and maintenance program. Followed properly, this program ultimately leads to tremendous cost savings. BEST offers the opportunity to participate in this program to improve all aspects of die cutting.
- The same experienced technicians that install our equipment on-site are also available for field training throughout the year. Field training is offered to all BEST customers, whether you require assistance for a BEST-manufactured die or your own. Our training emphasizes proper die setup and maintenance techniques, and can be provided on-site or through online means.
Technical Diagnosis and Assistance
- Secondly, to BEST’s comprehensive training service, we also provide troubleshooting for any existing die cutting issues. Our team of experts is well equipped to diagnose the technical and mechanical challenges that our customers face during production. Not only do we provide the solutions you seek, but BEST also prioritizes excellent communication and quick service, ensuring that our customers’ needs are always fully met.
- A culture of continuous improvement in our products, processes and services through the strong work ethic and innovative spirit of our employees is our driving force. We give our customers the BEST experience by providing access to our team’s expert advice.
- BEST’s expert advice, paired with the continued reinforcement of the training program and proper maintenance procedures, can be quite valuable in maintaining productivity and efficiency on your factory floor. Significant cost savings will be realized from less die scrap, quicker setup times and other valuable improvements.
In conclusion, choose the BEST Partner for all your cutting die needs!
Partner with Best Cutting Die
Work together toward a common goal. Partner with Best Cutting Die.
There is no better approach to solving challenges than the famous saying “two heads are better than one.” Creating partnerships between businesses, harnessing the strengths and abilities of others from different corners of your ecosystem is one of the most strategic ways for businesses to scale their innovation and solve complex challenges.
In today’s fast-paced environment, a “do-it-alone” approach is not the best strategy for growth. Companies that initially grew organically need to look for new ways to drive collaborative innovation that delivers on what their customers need today – and in the future.
For instance, any partnership, big or small, will work best when there is a shared goal. Establishing a common purpose sets the foundation and acts as the glue to holding the partnership together.
Lean into each other’s strengths
Strategic partnerships enable teams to bring the best of their talent and strengths forward. Every person and every business has unique strengths, so honing your partnership strategy to play to those strengths will let you shine. It’s rewarding to see how doing so generates functional and creative solutions. Best Cutting Die regularly partner with teams across geographies to learn from their expertise and apply key learnings to our own market.
At BEST Cutting Die, we strive to lead in the development and manufacture of the most advanced cutting, embossing, perforating, scoring, and crimping technologies for our customers in the converting industries. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services worldwide. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in quality, service, delivery time, and cost through continuous improvement, customer interaction, and support.
Work together toward a common goal. Partner with Best Cutting Die.
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June 21st, 2021
100% rare earth magnets placed 360° around the cylinder.
Thousands of Magnetic Cylinders installed throughout the world.
Most importantly, Best Magnetic Cylinders are used with flexible dies and are available for most all Label Presses. Some of the pressed we provide these cylinders for are: Mark Andy, Arsoma, Webtron, Aquaflex, Comco Captain, Sohn, Delta, Gallus, Nilpeter and Rotoflex.
Custom designs for a variety of special applications are also available.
For example, we manufacture flexible dies and magnetic cylinders and plates to guarantee compatibility and high performance in your machines.
We understand the challenges you are facing and continually craft our services and products to solve your problems and help you overcome them.
Our goal is to provide you with the best magnetic cylinders that give you the maximum cutting quality at the most cost-efficient price!
Don’t waste another day stressing upon your converting problems!
Leave them in our care and get ready to focus on the other pressing aspects of your business.
June 10th, 2021
We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After a few months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch.
Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about our services and products. The new website is creative, interactive and gives better access to web pages. Our current and prospective clients will find useful information. The portfolio will highlight the industries we serve and outline the value created for each client as a result.
We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, newsletters, company announcements, and client successes in the News section. We hope you find the new website with a fresh look, easy to access information and we wish to establish this website as a source of information for those who visit our site.
We would also like to thank our amazing staff and J.R.P. Team who engaged their time and energy to make this site what it is. For any questions, suggestions, feedback, or comments, please contact us.
Team Best Cutting Die
World Class Converting Solutions
Billions of products we depend on, from birth to senior age, are cut with our industrial knives every single day: the face masks protecting us and our loved ones from disease, envelopes you eagerly open, the diapers holding babies from the moment they are born, the box of fruits two kids share, the packages delivered to our dearest, the labels all around us in a multitude of sizes in all conceivable shapes.
Our industrial cutting dies play a key role in making all of these moments possible throughout the world. Three of the most preferred partners of leading converting manufacturers: Best Cutting Die, Windy City Cutting Die, and Worldwide merged in 2020 to provide a new offering of our experienced teams’ joint support to turn your converting ideas into reality. This move expanded our production capacity, technical capabilities, and global reach, which allows us to serve you in a way never seen before in the converting industries.
Using only certified mill steel, we convert our dies manually and mechanically. The latest technology helps us finish them with the microscopic precision of a Swiss watchmaker.
Our products are manufactured and heat treated all in-house, using a variety of technologies, including salt pots, cryogenic chilling chambers, and vacuum furnaces.
We know how challenging it is for your company to keep your machines running and limit downtime. Constantly searching for reliable tooling and machine parts that incorporate quality features, after-sales quality service, and quick turnaround times can feel daunting. We get it! It is a lot to think about on top of everything else you’re managing every day. We understand the challenges you are facing and continually craft our services and products to solve your problems and help you overcome them.
Our goal is to provide you with the tools that give you the maximum cutting quality at the most cost-efficient price! We take pride in providing prompt delivery, training, and after-sales services to you, the worldwide converting industry.
Don’t waste another day stressing about your converting problems! Leave them in our care and get ready to focus on the other pressing aspects of your business!