Dec Tool features in-house 2D and 3D design engineering using AutoCad and SolidWorks. From a 3D solid model or AutoCad drawing, we work closely with customers to offer design suggestions and enhancements where appropriate.

Our design process consists of multiple in-house and customer reviews, from preliminary strip layout through final design approval prior to build to ensure project expectations are met. Our engineers can work from a paper drawing, tiff file, pdf file, Autocad part file, 3D solid model, or virtually any part drawing.

We utilize the latest versions of AutoCad and Solidworks to generate a complete design. Whether it’s a die design, gauge design, fixture design, or any other design, you will be satisfied with the results. Our staff will work closely with your engineering department to meet your specific needs.

Dec Tool also offers design only services under its LLC company Die Design Group. Feel free to contact us at 630-513-3323 for this service.

Die Building

Dec Tool offers extensive experience and unmatched capabilities in the manufacture of dies from class A to class C quality tools built to your specific standards. We are unique in our use of removable cutting and forming components to ensure in-press adjustability and ease of maintenance.

CNC Machining

Dec Tool’s 4 state-of –the-art CNC machining centers feature 3D capability and solid model contouring. We also offer short or long run production machining to fit your needs. These machining center capabilities are enhanced by our skilled team of operators that average between 10-15 years experience each. Our CNC machines range from 12 x 20 to our largest 32 x 84 travel.


Dec Tool operates 7 wire EDM machines, complete with 3D capabilities. In addition to our wire EDM’s we offer hole popping and EDM tapping capabilities, positioning the company to provide quick turnaround of replacement components and hold high precision. All of machines reside in an environmentally controlled room within our state-of-the-art facility.

Jig Grinding

Our in-house jig grinding capabilities (Moore #3 jig grinder) not only ensures precision fits for bushings and perforators in our dies but also provides us with capability to provide quick replacement components.


Dec Tool designs and builds standard or complex 3 dimensional gauges. These economical plastic ABS gauges include hardened bushings for pin removal and are ideal for quick checks at the press, ensuring accuracy and efficiency. We also build fully hardened gauges with slides, indicators, clamps, or go/no-go gauging for precision fixturing and checking of parts.

Plastic 3D ABS Gauges

Steel Gauges

Hole Present Gauges

Replacement Components

Utilizing hole popper, EDM tapper, EDM machinery, jig grinder, and an array of in-stock soft and hardened materials, Dec Tool can meet virtually any replacement component need, including the remanufacture of existing components. We operate multiple shifts within our facility, ensuring quick turnaround and fast delivery.