Matched Metal Dies

Reciprocating matched metal dies include a male and a female die. They offer extremely tight tolerances, the longest die life, and the best cut quality. Matched metal dies are ideal for blanking, stamping, piercing, pinching, flattening, forming, coining, and progressive die operations. These highly accurate dies allow converters to shape, shear cut, blank, through cut, slit, crease, emboss, score, and perforate plastic, paper, foam, fabric, film, foil, packaging, nonwovens, and other soft materials.

Natura Products specializes in designing and manufacturing custom, close tolerance, matched (male/female) metal dies for soft goods. We offer long lasting "zero clearance dies" capable of operating for extended periods, allowing our customers to improve productivity, reduce downtime, and increase revenue for either inline or offline applications.

Matched Metal Dies: Ideal For...

Items created with Natura matched metal dies include paper envelopes, foil lids, foil-film lids, paper filters, foam gaskets, rubber gaskets, bandages, plastic bags, plastic/foil blister packages for the food and pharmaceutical industries, paper and plastic disposable medical products, and individual food serving containers.

With an array of nearly 200 specialized CNC and manual machining tools under one roof in our 80,000 sf facility, Natura Products is well-positioned to serve any matched metal die challenge. Natura Products is certified by UL DQS Inc. to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015.

How May We Help You?
Contact us today to request a proposal and learn why the world's greatest companies — in over 40 industries and 22 countries — rely on Natura Products to deliver unrivaled craftsmanship at the highest possible value, with superior performance second to none:
57 Years of Quality

Natura Products is certified by UL DQS Inc. to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015. We are an affiliate of Chicago Cutting Die and a global supplier of high-performance matched dies, stamping, and wire EDM. Natura was established in 1963 by a former Chicago Cutting Die employee, Dick Brettner. Dick named his new company after his first customer: the Field Museum of Natural History.

Dick was a talented die maker and a trusted outsource partner of Chicago Cutting Die for decades. When Dick retired in 1985, Chicago Cutting Die's holding company acquired Natura Products. In 1995, both companies moved to Northbrook, Illinois. The companies now share a facility and a commitment to precision, quality, and personal service.

Fast Facts:
  • over 40 industries served
  • customers in 22 countries
  • nearly 200 machines & tools
  • 80,000 square foot facility
  • 3 affiliated companies under one roof
  • 1 point of contact