Our Capabilities Wide range of die solutions
silicone die plates

Silicone Dies

  • Flat, Countoured, Crowned, Multi-Level
  • Single or Dual Durometer
  • Machine Engraved or Photo Etched
metal dies plates

Metal Dies

  • Steel, Brass, Magnesium
  • Flat or Contoured
We Can Help You
Eliminate Voids

Our innovative texturing tool and raised dies can eliminate voids.

Produce Precision Molds

We make CNC machine engraved molds with crowned or contoured surfaces to perfectly match part shapes/configurations.

textured die plate
We Provide
1- to 3-day die service

Our market-leading die capacity enables United Silicone to provide 1- to 3-day service on many die orders

Market-Leading Changeovers

Our Magnetic Quick-Change Dies are unique-in-the-industry:

  • Up to 90 x faster die changeover speeds
  • Up to 50% improvement in mounting accuracy in some instances

Silicone Dies

Superior Thermal Conductivity and Silicone-to-Metal Bond

Silicone rubber dies are commonly used for the application of hot stamp foil and heat transfers onto flat, contoured or cylindrical-shaped products. At United Silicone, we produce durable, high-precision silicone dies that deliver crisp, clean, impactful decoration to your part.

Silicone Die Benefits

Silicone dies provide a wide array of benefits including:

  • Ability to conform to surface variations
  • Excellent thermal conductivity
  • Heat conduction properties can be achieved with specific silicone formulations
  • Strong silicone-to-metal bond
  • Reduced stamping pressure required (compared to Metal Dies)
  • High impact visual performance with pigment, metallic, holographic or prismatic foils
silicone die mask
Silicone Die Formats

Shapes

  • Flat
  • Multi level
  • Contoured
  • Crowned

Durometers

  • Single durometer
  • Dual durometer
  • Durometer range from 40 to 90 – Shore A Scale

Engraving

  • Machine-engraved
  • Photo-etched
Standard & Custom Silicone Dies

Our standard flat dies are cost-effective and available with quick turnaround (often within 1-3 days) service. We also provide contoured options.

custom tray for ink dies

Metal Dies

Premium Embossed Visual Impact

Commonly used for applications requiring an embossed appearance on flexible materials, metal dies provide excellent heat transfer characteristics and durability.

Metal Die Benefits

Benefits of metal dies include:

  • Premium embossed visual impact
  • High durability, long life
  • Excellent heat recovery for high speed applications
  • Compatible with substrates such as paper and fabrics and challenging surface finishes (textures)
brass die plates
Metal Die Formats

Shapes

  • Flat
  • Dual level
  • Contoured

Materials

  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Magnesium

Engraving

  • Machine-engraved
  • Photo-etched
Standard & Custom Dies

Our photo-etched flat dies are cost-effective and available with quick turnaround (often within 1-3 days) service.

We also provide CNC-engraved and contoured options.

photo etched die plates

Silicone vs. Metal Dies

Which die material is best for my application? Good question. Our application specialists would love to discuss your unique application with you and share our expert insights.

Here is a short answer When selecting a die material, use the following guideline
Rigid Substrate

Flexible, rubber die

Flexible Substrate

Rigid, metal die

Of course, there are many additional considerations to take into account. Here is a much more detailed comparison of silicone and metal dies

We would love to help you identify the ideal die for your application.