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2013 Reprint of 1963 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This book provides apprentice and journeyman die-makers with a thorough knowledge of the basic details and techniques of die theory and practice. It describes essential facts of cutting and forming operations; there are then related to the manner in which the dies must function in order to achieve the desired results. Carefully selected diagrams throughout the book greatly enhance the instruction value of the text. The text treats primary die components such as punches, punch plates, die blocks and strippers; both as individual subjects as well as their function in the overall die process. This gives the apprentice a proper perspective of the exact value of each part in the entire die process. Illustrated.