The Die Is Cast
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Curtis de Mexico has designed a product-stamping die designed to reduce set-up times over 50 percent.
Made of polished steel, the die is about a foot square and has various holes for modifications to fit the specific requirements. “We’re very proud to have made it here in Nogales,” says Plant Manager Mario Sanchez. “This did not come out of Milwaukee or anywhere. We made this right here in our shop.”
The die design came as part of a series of production improvements at the Curtis plant in Nogales, Mexico. As always, quality was the first concern. “This new die ensures no variability between components,” says Curtis President, Steven Powers. “We should have much better precision using a standardized die.”