Bending all the Rules

At Sharples, we understand the need for flexibility in different knife heights. Our long history in diecutting plastics makes us the leader for steel rule dies in the thermoforming industry. Tool influencers such as bevels, edges, and angles are considered with every job. Our wide range of knife inventory provides our customers with the flexibility for different jobs. All our equipment is state of the art, accommodating all heights of steel rule. Sharples “Bends all the Rules.”

CNC bending aids in diminishing high spots in a die, dramatically affecting the die’s flatness. Extra cavities of steel rule knife can easily be ordered for customers to have on hand for emergencies or maintenance. Nicked tear strips and perforated hinges can be repeated, giving your customer an opening feature that can be duplicated in production each time it runs.

- .937”, 1 ¼”, 1 1/2 “, 1 ¾”, 2”, 3” and 4” high steel rule knife

- Wide range of knife inventory (Stock sheet available upon request)

- Nicking inline and customer laser-cut knives.

3 inch Steel Rule Die 3 inch Steel Rule Die
4 inch high zero flange 4 inch high zero flange
Custom Perforation Custom Perforation
Die with milled pockets Die with milled pockets
Extra cavities with weld Extra cavities with weld
Intricate Bends Intricate Bends
Low knife with retainer plate Low knife with retainer plate
Support Collar Support Collar



  • Why Sharples?

    Sharples provides components or finished End of Arm Tooling for your packing needs.