First published in 1902, this book contains a treatise on the construction and design of dies, punches, tools, fixtures, and other related devices. A die is a specialized tool used in manufacturing industries to cut or shape material mostly using a press. Similar to moulds, dies are usually customized to the item they are being used to create. Products made with dies range from simple paper clips to complex pieces used in advanced technology. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in metal work and related disciplines. Contents include: "The Construction and use of Single or Balancing Dies, and Double or Piercing and Blanking Dies," "Simple Dies for Use in the Machine Shop," "Gang and Follow Dies--How to Adapt and Use Them," "Bending and Forming Dies and Fixtures," etc. Many vintage books like this are increasingly scarce and expensive. That is why we are republishing this volume now complete with a non-commissioned new introduction on metal work.