The Die Maintenance Handbook goes beyond typical solutions to common tool and die problems. It gives effective maintenance strategies, so trouble can be avoided early in the game. As the saying goes, “it’s better to prepare than to repair.” The author contends costly die repairs are avoidable when required tasks are applied at scheduled times during the die maintenance process. This book guides the reader through the basics of the die operation, and then prescribes the correct maintenance procedures for each critical task, including those never before put to print. Readers will learn about: compelling reasons and strategies for establishing an effective die-maintenance program; benefits of doing repair work in-house; pitfalls to avoid if repair work is contracted out; down-to-earth how to information for die repair; valuable die-tryout techniques; how to resolve scheduling issues; repair options for broken die castings; example of welded die repairs; die-standard models and how to apply them; and examples of cost accounting and stamping profits centers.