CUTTING SOLUTIONS FOR A GLOBAL MARKET

Our continued commitment to excellence is evident in the many skilled craftspeople who make our dies, as well as our ongoing research and development programs that allow us to stay on the cutting edge of today’s die-making industry.

Company History

Founded in 1923 as a family-owned single plant operation, Ontario Die has developed into the world’s leading manufacturer of quality cutting dies. Today Ontario Die International has manufacturing facilities located in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Czech Republic and China, and serves industries around the globe, but remains a family business.

Quality is our first priority. Our success, past present and future, is dependent upon the high quality of our products as well as the expertise and service that we can offer our customers.

We must constantly strive for excellence in everything we do. We believe that this can be achieved internally only through sharing experience, understanding and co-operation between our production people, our administration group and our sales staff.

We are a “family” type company where all members of the Ontario Die Team are treated with trust, dignity and respect.

We must respect the environment; conserve and recycle to the greatest degree possible.

Reliable suppliers are our friends and partners. Communication with suppliers, co-operation in connection with research and development of new products and methods can result in mutually beneficial relationships. We value our suppliers.

Ontario Die is a good corporate citizen and supports through public service and financial contributions, worthwhile local, national and international charitable organizations and the arts appropriately.

Finally, we must constantly challenge ourselves to higher levels of excellence in connection with quality, our competitiveness and the service that the Ontario Die Team can offer its customers.

The MISSION OF ONTARIO DIE is, first and foremost, to satisfy the needs of our customers. To achieve this goal, we must continually search throughout the world for new ideas, methods and equipment that can be adapted to our industry and, thus enable us to help our customers improve their quality, increase productivity and, therefore, to operate more profitably. We must also strive to maintain our position as the leading cutting die manufacturer in the world through research and development, and by continually being aware of, and applying, new technological advances applicable to our industry.

Certifications


Awards


  • GTO 9000 Quality – Certificate # 00001
  • Canadian Awards for Business Excellence – Innovation 2001
  • Lear Corporation Supplier Hall of Fame Finalist 2002
  • Lear Corporation Supplier Hall of Fame Winner 2003


  • Irvin Most Valuable Supplier of the Year Winner 2004
  • Lear Corporation Supplier of the Year Winner 2015
  • Tachi-S Maintenance, Repair & Operations Excellence 2015


The following Ontario Die International products are protected by patents in the U.S. and elsewhere. This website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of various jurisdictions including the virtual patent marking provisions of the America Invents Act. The following list of Ontario Die International products may not be all inclusive, and other Ontario Die International products not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.

 

PATENT DESCRIPTIONS

CUTTING KNIFE ASSEMBLY – DIEVERSE® reconfigurable tooling to facilitate engineering changes and continuous scrap reduction improvement
  • Polish Patent No. 182558                      
  • Canadian Patent No. 2,265,052
  • Czech Patent No. 290240
  • Hungary Patent No. 223 938

 

FLEXIBLE CUTTING KNIVES & METHOD OF MOUNTING CUTTING KNIFE CAVITIES WITH MOUNTING BRACES ON A NON-METTALLIC MOUNTING BOARD – DIEVERSE® reconfigurable tooling to facilitate engineering changes and continuous scrap reduction improvement
  • US Pat No. 6,233,809

 

METHOD OF CUTTING COMPRESSIBLE MATERIALS – Single stroke (one step) cutting of laminated materials
  • Canadian Patent No. 2,108,448
  • US Patent No. 5,129,295
  • European Patent No. 0 155 665  Issued in France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, and Sweden

 

STEEL RULE DIE WITH CLOSELY NESTED CAVITIES – Application of specialty steels for material scrap reduction achieving < 1/4” spacing between cut parts
  • US Patent No. 5,676,032
  • Canadian Patent No. 2,235,405
  • Mexico Patent No. 193 527
  • Canadian Patent No. 2,462,704

 

VACUUM DIE CUTTING APPARATUS – DIEVAC® high production, high accuracy cutting system and method
  • US Patent No. 4,694,719

 

VACUUM DIE CUTTING APPARATUS FOR FOAM BACKED MATERIALS  – DIEVAC® high production, high accuracy cutting system and method
  • US Patent No. 4,672,870
  • Canadian Patent No. 1,232,533
  • German Patent No. 3,578,791
  • Spanish Patent No. 546832
  • Danish Patent No. 164209

 

VACUUM DIE CUTTING METHOD AND APPARATUS – DIEVAC® high production, high accuracy cutting system and method
  • US Patent No. 4,960,019

 

STEEL RULE CUTTING DIE WITH REMOVABLE CUTTING UNITS AND METHOD OF USING SAME – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing, scrap reduction
  • US Patent No. 5,983,766
STEEL RULE CUTTING DIE WITH REMOVABLE CUTTING UNITS – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing, scrap reduction
  • US Patent No.6,658,978
  • Mexican Patent No. 224177

 

STEEL RULE FOR SCRAP MATERIAL EJECTION DIE – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing, scrap reduction
  • US Patent No. 6,408,729
STEEL RULE CUTTING DIE WITH REMOVABLE CUTTING UNITS – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing, scrap reduction
  • US Patent No. 6,912,941

 

STEEL RULE CUTTING DIE WITH REMOVABLE CUTTING UNITS – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing, scrap reduction
  • US Patent No. 7,121,182 B2

 

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BENDING STRIP MATERIAL TO CREATE CUTTING DIES
  • US Patent No. 7,082,804

 

 

 

PATENTS PENDING DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

PUNCH FOR BRACED DIE – Detachable flo-thru punch for use in DIEVERSE® toolingCanadian Application No. 2,458,309
  • US Application No. US-2005-0132856-A1 (11/000,122  ALLOWED)
  • PCT Application No. WO 2005/053919 A1
  • Canadian Application No. 2,545,413
  • Mexican Application No. PA/a/2006/006145
  • Chinese Application No. 200480035696.6
  • Ukrainian Application No. 200607290
  • Indian Application No. 2807/DELNP/2006
  • Vietnamese Application No. 1-2006-01026
  • South African Application No. 2006/4389
  • European Application No. 04802232.1

 

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING BRACES FOR DIE – Automated Machined using algorithms for the placement and cutting of braces for DIEVERSE® and leather dies
  • Canadian Application No. 2,470,029
  • US Application No. 10/959,985
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CA2004/001809
  • South African Application No. 2006/2857
  • Canadian Application No. 2,541,999
  • S. Application No. 11/401084
  • Mexican Application No. PA/a/2006/003923
  • European Application No. 04789718.6
  • Chinese Application No. 200480033963.6
  • Ukrainian Application No. 200605006
  • Indian Application No. 1842/DELNP/2006
  • Vietnamese Application No. 1-2006-00734

 

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BENDING STRIP MATERIAL TO CREATE CUTTING DIE – Automated Machined using algorithms for the bending of steel for use in cutting dies including the use of heat to facilitate bending and in-line nicking
  • US Application No. 10/615,704
  • US Application No. 11/454,083
  • Taiwan Application No. 093120542
  • PCT Application No. WO 2005/005076 A1
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CA2004/0001002
  • Mexican Application No. PA/a/200600033
  • European Application No. 04737939.1
  • Ukrainian Application No. 200601247
  • Canadian Application No. 2,530,769
  • Indian Application No. 6125/DELNP/2005
  • South African Application No. 2006/0132

 

A BENDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR BENDING STRIP MATERIAL TO CREATE CUTTING DIE – Automated Machined using algorithms for the bending of steel for use in cutting dies including the use of heat to facilitate bending and in-line nicking
  • Chinese Application No. 200480022696.2
  • South African Application No. 2006/0132

 

FLEXIBLE CUTTING KNIVES & METHOD OF MOUNTING CUTTING KNIFE CAVITIES WITH MOUNTING BRACES ON A NON-METALLIC MOUNTING BOARD – DIEVERSE® reconfigurable tooling to facilitate engineering changes and continuous scrap reduction improvement
  • Mexico Application No. 992,131

 

CUTTING KNIFE ASSEMBLY – DIEVERSE® reconfigurable tooling to facilitate engineering changes and continuous scrap reduction improvement
  • Slovak Application No. PV 294-99
  • Brazil Application No. PI 9711698
  • EP Application No. 97906762.6 Validated in Portugal (Allowed)
  • EP Application No. 05109750.9

 

STEEL RULE CUTTING DIE AND METHOD OF MOUNTING CUTTING KNIFE CAVITIES FOR IMPROVED SCRAP MATERIAL REMOVAL – Scrap removal system to enable tight part spacing scrap reduction through use of non-rigidly affixed die cavities
  • US Application No. 10/704,387
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CA2003/01703

 

VACUUM ROLLER DIE – DIEVAC® low production, high accuracy, high efficiency cutting system and method for use with roller press.
  • Canadian Patent Application No. 2,513,158
  • US Application No. 60/701,995

 

DIE CUTTING UNDER VACUUM THROUGH ROLLERS – DIEVAC® low production, high accuracy, high efficiency cutting system and method for use with roller press.
  • Thai Patent Application No. 061003472
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CA2006/001221
  • US Application No. 11/491,885

 

DIE WITH COUNTER, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES – Single cavity leather dies with attached counting device used for the calculation of the number of cuts that have been made with the cavity.
  • US Application No. 60/730,848
  • PCT Application No. PCT/CA2006/001765
  • US Application No. 11/553,769

 

11) STEEL RULE DIE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME – Cavity spacing
  • US Application No. 60/821,900

 

SYSTEMS OR METHOD FOR TRACKING DIE USE OR YIELD – RFID tags
  • US Application 60/840,718
  • US Application 60/846,330

 

PLASTIC EJECTION STRIP (Provisional Application) – Strip used for the ejection of scrap material on XO dies.
  • US Application 60/886,034

CAREERS

Locations

Ontario Die International is a global company with offices located all over the world including Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Czech Republic and China.

Awards

  • Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence
  • GTO 9000 Quality Award
  • Canadian Awards for Business Excellence
  • Lear Corporation Supplier Hall of Fame Finalist