A Few Words About Us

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Established in 1971, National Steel Rule Die Ltd., is a full service die shop located in Vandalia, OH. From its humble beginnings servicing the plastic thermoform & heat seal industries, National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. has grown to become a “full-service” die manufacturer. Our facility has been expanded on four separate occasions to meet the growing customer demand and have increased our laser capacity over the years to handle most all materials and sizes up to and exceeding 10ft lengths.

What We Do

National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. manufactures heat seal tooling for all brands of “platen” style heat sealers including: blister and clamshell packaging systems, paper foil and medical grade lid stock sealers. We also manufacture heat seal and trim tooling for R.F. applications.

National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. utilizes premium materials including the highest quality maple die board and multi-temper rule stock. A wide selection of seration and perfect rules are maintained in stock. We also offer lower cost birch boards for less demanding or short runs applications where overall cost id a factor.We offer complete laser cutting services to manufacture prototype and production parts, as well as produce new and re-rule laser cut steel rule dies. In the event of an emergency breakdown or urgent requirement, National Steel Rule Die Ltd., can offer lead times as short as 24 hours.

National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. can produce dies directly from CAD, DXF or CIM files. We work from standard drawings, sketches, existing parts or existing dies. Also, we can digitize samples from mylar or other materials. We laser cut common materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, plastic, wood, brass, leather, cork silicone rubber and much more.

What We Offer

Tooling Design

National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. offers customers reverse engineering from parts or customers’ own CAD drawings to create a final layout in order to manufacture tools.

Tooling Repair

National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. can take your old tooling and make it like-new — a nice option that lets you enjoy a cost savings over purchasing new tooling. We do this by performing general maintenance including regrinding / resharpening your cutting dies.

Industry Experience

Here at National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. you can feel confident about our company. With over 40 years in the tooling industry, we create custom solutions to satisfy any tooling requirements.

Auxilliary Services

With tooling design, on-site troubleshooting / service and spring pins sales; National Steel Rule Die, Ltd. goes far beyond a standard tooling shop.