The Slug Hugger 2 die design from Sheetmetal Tooling Tech is designed to help eliminate the very costly problem of slug pulling. The Slug Hugger 2 design grabs the slug just below the cutting surface of the die and retains the slug during the stripping process. “Precision Nips” extend the entire height of the die, helping to guide the slugs through the relief.
This die design doesn’t leave any marks or burrs on the finished part. The Slug Hugger 2 “nips” hold the slugs in the die and drags it through the relief when the next hit takes place. This feature allows for less galling and slug packing when punching materials such as aluminum and galvanized steel. In addition, the effectiveness of the Slug Hugger 2 die design will not be compromised when the tool is sharpened.
Features of the Slug Hugger 2 dies include:
- The Slug Hugger 2 design works on most material types and thicknesses including aluminum and stainless steel
- Slug Hugger 2 dies help eliminate scrapped parts, costly downtime, and possible press and tooling damage due to slug pulling
- Slug Hugger 2 dies include a performance guarantee
- The unique design of the dies helps eliminate unnecessary back-pressure on small punch tips by preventing packed slugs