Production of Rockie salt licks:

or those not familiar with manufacturing, the production of Rockie salt licks, an animal food product, is summarised to illustrate the stages involved in from “Design to Reality”. Although not as complex as many dies we produce the manufacturing route involves a similar range of processes.

The customer’s requirements for the end product are interpreted by one of our design engineers, and the concept produced on working drawing(s). One of the design drawings for the Rockie die is shown left.
The die is manufactured from solid blocks of tool steel of the required specification. These are then processed through machining and fitting operations to result in the finished tool which is fitted to a press at our customer’s premises.