Sheltech makes very affordable custom dies for cutting out parts that
Sheltech is not a machine shop, and not a tool and die shop in the
traditional sense. We specialize in making a specific type of inexpensive
cutting die, and provide a part punching service to go along with the
Basic blanking dies for cutting flat, outline shapes
Very inexpensive dies for shapes up to approx. 5"x6 and 1/2".
Price ranges from $20 to $300.
Same type of die for extra large shapes up to
Higher price range, but still lots less costly than conventional tooling.
These blanking dies can be made to cut sheet metal as thick as needed,
but die size factors limit the practical ceiling to around 10ga.,
or about 2mm. They will also work on papers such as cardstock and
watercolor paper, thin (but not extremely thin), and non-brittle plastics
like 'friendly plastic' and 'thermoplastic' sheet.
We'll store your dies here and run parts for you when needed. Confidentiality
An innovative process. Simple yet elegant, facilitating many design
For blanking flat parts with a hole in the center. These are not
cheap, or easy to make, but they work!
'puff and trim' die sets
Also known as matrix and blanking die sets. These bump up a shape
into a piece of metal, and in step two the excess flat border is trimmed
off, leaving a part that's all domed.