NEW CageSaver

Posted on: November 6th, 2019

The costliest and most fragile element in a stamping die’s ball-bearing guidance system is the Retainer Cage which carries and secures the ball bearings in a predefined matrix arrangement. It’s estimated that 90%+ of all catastrophic damage to Retainer Cages (of the suspended / hanging-type) occurs during DIE HANDLING activities – especially during the process […]


New CEO plans to reinvent company

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

New CEO of Superior Die Set in Oak Creek plans to reinvent company Kasimir Janiszewski started Superior Die Set Corp. in 1923 after the 23-year-old moved to the United States from Poland. As the story goes, Kasimir was asked when he arrived in the United States what did he do for work. Kasimir responded, “What […]


How Rough Is Smooth?

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019

This technical article is an overview of the topic of surface roughness as it pertains to the products offered by Superior Die Set. We will first review Superior’s in-house standards for surface roughness. We will provide an explanation for the Ra scale for surface roughness and what that scale actually represents. We will also talk […]


Meet our new CEO

Posted on: July 15th, 2019

Oak Creek, Wisconsin – July 8, 2019 – Superior Die Set Corporation President and CEO Frank Janiszewski announced today that the company has hired a new CEO, Martin Girga, to lead the organization.  Over the past 96 years, the many employees of Superior, under the leadership of three generations of Janiszewskis, have made Superior a […]


WATERJET CUTTING – now available at Superior

Posted on: June 20th, 2018

Superior Die Set has installed a ‘waterjet cutting’ machine to expand our cutting capabilities. We have always offered this service to our customers but chose to work with third party sources to handle our cutting needs. This was especially true when cutting slug holes in our Fortal aluminum die sets. Now with this machine under […]


STOP MILLING AROUND – Let Superior square your blocks……

Posted on: January 10th, 2018

Superior Die Set has expanded own plate machining services with the addition of a precision dual spindle edge milling machine.  This new machine accurately mills the edges of plates to within .002” TIR with a maximum capacity of 16” high x 48” square.  The dual spindle action rapidly removes material on two opposing edges, then […]


D-Line Springs

Posted on: February 26th, 2016

D-line springs offer an ISO-10243 solution for either new design or direct replacement of equivalent ISO parts (i.e. Danly Springs) but with the quality, reliability, and performance of Raymond. The duty ranges available in the D-line are the widest available, a total of 6, including ultra light duty (light green) and ultra heavy duty (grey) […]


Did you Say “Mild Steel”?

Posted on: January 7th, 2016

Since the first all-steel die set was introduced to the world by Superior Die Set in the middle of the last century, it has overwhelmingly become the material of choice in many facets of the metalworking industry related to tool holding. It is currently the most economical material choice for industrial applications that require a […]


Mold Components For Dies

Posted on: December 7th, 2015

Many dies are designed with guided stripper plates.  Keyword: “guided”. Precision alignment of strippers is imperative for proper die functionality.  Typically, designers will install extra pins and bushings for this purpose in a variety of fashions. The stripper plate area of a die is usually quite congested so fitting normal sized components there is quite […]


Die Set Configurator

Posted on: November 20th, 2015

The Superior ‘die set’ configurator is now available through our 3D CAD Link system. Access to the 3D die set configurator is made either through: our home page CAD Link button located at the top right corner, our digital edition Master Catalog die set rendering button, or scanning the appropriate QR code (next to the […]


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