Our Company

Established 1941

Akron Tool & Die was established in 1941 to provide precision machinery components to the rubber industry.

Established 1941 Details

Akron Tool & Die was established in 1941 to provide precision machinery components to the rubber industry. By the 1960s we branched out to serve the rapidly growing plastics industry, supplying original equipment manufacturers with extrusion dies, adapters, feed pipes, and related components for polymer processing machines.

As our experience broadened over the years, we increasingly found customer production problems as they attempted to adapt existing equipment to their particular products. During the 1990s we added engineering and design services to our product offerings, supplying custom solutions for uncommon extrusion problems. This led to our own proprietary line of strip dies, pellet dies, and blown film dies, to name just a few. We have now developed modified die geometries and concepts that allow their use with other extruded products such as mastics, specialty food items, and chemical catalyst carriers.

Experience

We have helped many of our customers decrease energy costs while increasing throughput and quality.

Experience Details

In many cases we can solve an extrusion problem with our superior component designs, or by suggesting modifications to extrusion processes and equipment. We have helped many of our customers decrease energy costs while increasing throughput and quality by suggesting ways to better control temperature, moisture content, or material flow.

We interface with computer aided design (CAD) systems accepting fully surfaced or solid models. By using solidification modeling we can identify problem areas before we start machining which enables us to ensure consistent quality and reduce lead times.

Our Facility

Our 15,000 square foot facility includes the latest machinery technologies for our customers' tooling needs.

Our Facility Details

Our 15,000 square foot facility includes the latest machinery technologies that provide advanced manufacturing capabilities for our customers' unique tooling needs. Our products now include both new and rebuilt dies, barrels and other components for extruders made by many different manufacturers, which can then produce a wide range of shapes and sizes in a variety of materials. We are committed to maintaining this technology edge and supplying superior customer service while providing products at a competitive price.

Serving Northeast Ohio

Our area is home to a highly developed infrastructure that allows us to offer our customers value added services.

Serving Northeast Ohio Details

The location of Akron Tool & Die in the middle of Northeast Ohio's innovation corridor exposes our engineers to the latest manufacturing technologies for rubber, plastics, and a wide variety of other materials. Our area is home to a highly developed infrastructure that allows us to offer our customers value added services such as state of the art heat treating, wear and corrosion-resistant surface treatments, specialty coatings, and metallurgical innovations.