United Silicone has the largest stamping die capacity of any supplier in North America.
United Silicone dies provide market-leading efficiency. For example, our magnetic quick change dies allow for dramatically faster changeovers and improved mounting accuracy.
Unmatched Art Expertise
United Silicone has cutting-edge art reproduction capabilities to ensure customers have the tools needed to achieve highly repeatable, superior decoration that will allow them to stand out in a crowded market.
We manufacture a wide variety of silicone dies – each with its own unique set of benefits and considerations.
|Flat||Vertical stamping, peripheral and roll-on applications|
|Multi-level||To accommodate small height differences in parts to be decorated|
|Contoured||To precisely match a contoured part that requires decoration|
|Crowned||To eliminate air entrapment or to allow for heat sinks in plastic parts|
|Single Durometer||Dies ranging from 40 to 90 durometer to meet a wide variety of needs|
|Dual Durometer||Better conformity to part variation or enhanced capability to stamp combination of fine and bold graphics|
|Photo-Etched (also referred to as Make-Ready)||
Unique-in-the-industry, United Silicone´s tool-less “Quick-Change” magnetic die mounting fixtures provide industry-leading changeover speeds and repeatability.
With Magnetic Die Mounting Fixtures, die changeover and set up time is dramatically reduced. Magnetic die holding fixtures mount to your machine, allowing dies to be easily affixed eliminating the need for screws to secure the hot stamp die and providing
Improved Mounting Accuracy
Magnetic dies improve repeatability from die-to-die offering increased production and reduced downtime. The same pin and slot locations are used in both the die holding fixture and the die to guarantee precision artwork alignment from die-to-die. In fact, Magnetic dies provide
Though the hot stamp and heat transfer decoration processes are very similar, a difference can be seen in the dies used. The molds used for hot stamp dies carry the image to be used. They are more complex than the molds used for heat transfer decoration where no graphic image is carried on the die (the image comes from heat transfer label itself).
Ensuring high quality hot stamp decoration depends upon having BOTH artwork carefully designed for the application as well as Dies manufactured utilizing specifications tailored to the graphic’s requirements! Click here to learn more about the role of graphic design and die manufacturing working together for superior decoration.
In addition to being able to provide you with expert advise on the type of silicone die best suited to your unique application, a quality die supplier should provide:
Top die manufacturers should provide CNC machine engraved molds with crown or contoured surfaces to perfectly match part shapes/configurations.
Die Finishing Services
These should include hole drilling, matching dovetail and special trims. Quality manufacturers can save you time by providing a completely “ready-to-use” die.
Graphic Arts Expertise
Finding a die supplier with significant Graphic Arts Expertise eliminates “lost in translation” errors when it comes to manipulating and creating your artwork.
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