Steel Rule Dies

Steel Rule Dies cut a wide variety of outcomes and materials and, over the last 60 years, we’ve developed a line of dies to span the range of applications.

NeverDie Steel Rule Die

NeverDie Die® Steel Rule Die

Our NeverDie® Steel Rule Die is the most productive die on the market.  The patented ball bearing and kerf lock system allows the steel rule to fully level after only a few machine impressions.  Specifically designed for modern, high-speed presses, the NeverDie Die® comes in several versions with stainless steel, fiberglass or aluminum top and bottom plates.

Attributes:

  • Longest life die
  • Allows for maximum number of reknifes
  • High stability

Applications:

  • High volume production
  • Long runs
  • Standard design projects such as beverage packaging
Gamma Steel Rule Die

Gamma Steel Rule Die

(US Patents 6,691,598 & 5,943,935)

The Gamma Die is the lightest die on the market manufactured from a proprietary core material and outer skin.  This unique die base is not affected by environmental fluctuations making the Gamma Die highly accurate.

Attributes:

  • Lightweight, ergonomically-friendly die
  • High stability and durability
  • Sealed substrate resists damage

Applications:

  • Repeat projects
  • Long run projects that require multiple reknifes
  • Use with steel counterplates
  • SQF-compatible

Rayform Steel Rule Die

Rayform Steel Rule Die

The Rayform Die is manufactured using a polymer die board that increases dimensional stability, strength and resistance to warping over conventional die board material.

Attributes:

  • Dense substrate heat tolerant to 300 degrees
  • Suitable for multiple reknifes
  • More stable than wood substrate

Applications:

  • Repeat projects
  • Ideal for in-line Braille or embossing
  • Suitable for use with steel counterplates
Medical Steel Rule Die

12 mm Plexiglass Die

Attributes:

  • Transparent acrylic substrate
  • Designed to float for kisscutting applications
  • Clear for visual alignment to part

Applications:

  • Medical device production
  • Clean room applications
Wood Steel Rule Die

ProFoRM Steel Rule Die

The ProFoRM Steel Rule Die Board is a wood die board that is uniquely engineered to withstand environmental elements for increased stability.  Its ability to resist warping, shrinking or swelling makes it ideal for use with steel counterplates.

Attributes:

  • Certified UV coating on wood die base defends against environmental elements
  • Stable nature of die results in lower make-ready times
  • Economic wood substrate allows for die reorder instead of reknife

Applications:

  • Creasing applications that use steel counterplates
  • Frequent design changes or short runs
  • Cutting rooms with varied temperature or humidity
Wood Steel Rule Die

Wood Steel Rule Die

The wood steel rule die is one of the oldest members of the Atlas Die family of tooling.  This die is a general all-purpose die and is the most widely used type of steel rule die.

Attributes:

  • Available in a variety of wood substrates including Maple, Birch, UV-Coated Birch or Duraply
  • Most universal die
  • Recyclable

Applications:

  • General performance die
  • Frequent design changes
  • Die shop friendly
MDF Steel Rule Die

MDF Steel Rule Die

Steel rule dies built on an MDF base offer superior cutting value.

Attributes:

  • Lowest cost base material
  • Fast speed to market
  • High return on investment for single runs

Applications:

  • Short runs
  • Low repeatability
  • Combination layouts