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Wear Products

Guide Blocks and Keeper Blocks


Keeper blocks help keep the load aligned for a smooth running die operation. Over 300 metric (NAAMS) and inch guide and keeper block items are available. Seven standard lengths are available in metric and inch sizes up to 12 inches or 300 mm. All guide and keeper blocks are chromium steel (AISI 4150 or 6150) with self-lubricating graphite plugs.

Keeper Block

Guide and keeper blocks are precision ground with wear areas surface hardened to Rc 56-62. Our catalog includes specifications for corner guide blocks, inch guide blocks, metric guide blocks, light duty inch keeper blocks, medium duty inch keeper blocks, heavy duty inch keeper blocks, 6mm keeper blocks, 13mm keeper blocks, metric center keys and guides and metric U & V blocks.

Guide Blocks

See the Flat Products catalog for specifications and applications.

Automotive Wear Plates


These durable, precision wear plates are available from stock in all standard sizes and styles. Available wear plates include imperial and metric (NAAMS) sizes. Materials include steel, steel with graphite plugs, and bronze with graphite plugs. Evenly distributed graphite plugs cover 25-30% of the area requiring lubrication.

Automotive Wear Plates

See the Flat Products catalog for complete automotive wear plate specifications.

Sliding Mold Components


Wear Strips, Wear Plates, Gibs, Keeper Blocks

L-gibs, V-gibs, square gibs, and wear strips are available in solid bronze, self lubricated and bronze plated steel. Gib assemblies are available in both imperial and metric sizes. Lamina is the only manufacturer of bronze plated wear strips. Bronze plated wear strips are available in lengths up to 96 inches (2438 mm).

See the Flat Products catalog for specifications.

Wear Products


Included in our full line offering are wear plates, wearstrips, gibs, guide blocks, keepers and cam dwells in both inch and metric sizes and are available in steel, bronze and self-lubricating materials. Designed for high volume, maintenance free production the product line features high strength quality and reliability.

  • Wear Plates
  • Wearstrips
  • Gibs & Big Assemblies
  • Guide Blocks
  • Keeper Plates & Blocks
  • Cam Dwells
  • Stop Blocks & Retainers

Bronze, Steel and Self Lubricating Products


Lamina Bronze Components

Sliding Mold ComponentsBronze electroplating on steel gives Lamina products exceptional strength plus the lubricity and other desirable qualities of bronze. Advanced in design, each product is measured to precise standards and is distortion-free for reliable performance and excellent wearability.


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