Tool & Die

Tool & Die Capabilities

Before a part can be forged, tooling must be manufactured.  One of our core competencies is that we can develop and maintain tools and dies in house for non-ferrous forgings without the assistance of outside vendors. 

We can develop precision tooling and dies to forge many parts, within size parameters, at net or near-net shape to precise tolerances.  This ensures the quality, accuracy and the cost of our tooling is controlled in house.

Cerro manufacturers forge tooling, trim tooling and machining fixtures in house from high-grade tool steels.

Our tool and die shop uses state of the art CNC lathes, sinkers and wire EDM machines to make dies to world class standards.

We understand that working with a customer early on in the part design stage is important for die life, part consistency and repeatable quality from the first part off the production run to the last part.

Our prime purpose for our tool and die shop is to maintain the tooling for that month’s production needs.  Each month, Cerro budgets time into our tool and die schedule to ensure timely sampling of new parts for quick sampling.

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tool & die at Cerro