In general, a die set is built to punch, cut, shear, form or stretch materials such as sheet metals to be used in manufactured parts.
Die shoes, are upper and lower plates for die sets. These die plates can be manufactured to any specifications, including the replacement of an existing shoe that may have been damaged during a production run.
Die shoes assembly for progressive die is the collective assembly of upper and lower die shoes, guide pins and bushings. The guide pins and bushings are employed to allow an improved accuracy of motion upper shoe towards the lower shoe.
Guide pins location can be set at back of stamping area so as to leave the front area open to operator, and the steel material strip can feed and move from left to right. Guide pins location can also be set at diagonal position of the plates, to make possible for the steel material strip feeding either left to right or front to back.
SBB stands for die shoe assembly with steel die shoe plates, guide pins placed at back, and bushing of sliding type.
The die shoe plates are made of SC50 steel (equivalent to SAE 1050) and annealed and stress relieved, and ground, which allows us to achieve a tighter flatness tolerance, therefore providing better perpendicular tolerances for pin and bushing holes during the machining process.
Standard sizes die shoes from 140x160 mm to 660x470 mm available, see more in attached brochure.
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