We manufacture Clay Extruder Dies in house at T.A. Metalworks. All dies are cut from 1/2" HDPE plastic sheet on a CNC Milling Machine. The design is first drawn with CAD/CAM software to prepare the shape for cutting but we are able to work from hand drawn art work as well. A good example of this would be a maple leaf.
The main advantages of our pre-made dies are there accuracy and smoothness. Any imperfections in a handmade die will show up on the extrusion as flaws. By purchasing a ready made die you can be assured the extrusion will be perfect.
Many different shapes are possible including hollow forms. Have an idea for something special, let us know, we do customs & one off's all time!