A block, often made of heat treated steel, into which desired impressions are machined or sunk and from which closed die forgings or sheet metal stampings are produced using hammers or presses. In forging, die blocks are usually used in pairs, with part of the impression in one of the blocks and the rest of the impression in the other. In sheet metal forming, the female die is used in conjunction with a male punch.
- Die Block
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