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BEST Thermoforming Applications

Manufacturing Capabilities for Thermoforming Applications

BEST manufactures Hand-Forged Thermoforming Dies and uses other manufacturing processes where applicable, including cutting dies using 5-Axis, water-Jet, torch cutting from a solid block of steel and Wire EDM.

Various steel thicknesses are available, including standard 1/4”and 3/8” upon request. Offering the BEST in thermoforming applications, we provide any die height required. In addition to cutting dies, BEST offers Mounting Plates, Base Plates, Cut Plates and Baffle Plates for all GN and similar Thermoforming Machinery.

Thermoforming Applications Retooling Services

If you need to retool your thermoforming dies, our team is here to help. BEST provides complete grinding and sharpening/retool services for cutting dies, including: major and minor welding repairs, new Shim Plates (0.010” to 0.750″) and Mold Shim Plates. Our unique process allows for longer die life and an easier sharpening process, eliminating the need for multiple shims and extensive grinding. Simply grind the cutting edge to the minimum required, or similarly grind the Mold Plates accordingly.

CNC Advantage for Thermoforming Applications

All new thermoforming cutting dies are finished using CNC machinery, which includes drilling mounting hole patterns on the backs of dies. This process makes each thermoforming cutting die identical and interchangeable on the mounting plate.

Superior Steel Quality

Using pre-hardened steel thermoforming dies yields higher-quality, more precise cuts for improved productivity and profitability. What’s more, these tools can endure high-volume production for longer periods than average steel. We use steel that is much harder and tougher than other suppliers, lasting on average twice as long before sharpening is required. Chip outs found in the crotch area are also reduced when using BEST’s superior quality steel.

Salt Bath & 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. More detailed information on the benefits of the Hand-Forged process and our in-house Salt Bath can be found in the Capabilities section of our webpage.

Thermoforming Die Chrome Plating & Finishing Applications

Every 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 for thermoforming die applications. The Chrome-plating process provides many benefits as compared to painting, including: increased hardness, rust proofing and improved lubricity to help with the Ejectors. Every Die is also wax-dipped for cutting edge protection.

Find Quality Thermoforming Dies at Best Cutting Die

With Best Cutting Die, thermoforming die cutting has never been easier. We’re thermoforming and blister die manufacturers with over 50 years of experience, and our team is committed to providing customers with the industry’s top die cutting solutions. Our engineers will work with you to take your thermoforming die design and transform it into a hardworking and reliable tool that consistently produces high-quality results. 

Reach out to us online to learn more about our selection, or call 847-675-5522 to get personalized advice and recommendations. 

From Start To Finish, BEST Offers Incredible Thermoforming Application Options.
Contact Our Team Today! 

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