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Dayton Progress

Dayton Progress

A world of quality products, exceptional support, and innovative, new ideas

Since 1946, Dayton Progress has grown to an organization 1100+ people strong. In addition,we sell and support these products through our global network of 500+ distributor representatives. We also operate multiple manufacturing/engineering facilities occupying a total of over 200,000 square feet (18,000 square meters) in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Further,we have alliances with selected manufacturers of leading-edge die component products that give us the ability to sell these proprietary products worldwide.

Our real strength, however, lies with our employees, distributors, and alliance partners who bring years of experience and a wealth of talent. All of us in the Dayton family are dedicated to creating value for our customers because we care about quality, reliability, product performance, on-time delivery, technical support, and good customer service.

Technical education programs and materials

Dayton field sales engineers and factory support personnel have extensive experience in die making and die design. Much of this expertise has been captured and put into an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand instructional format. Dayton customers can obtain this information via on-site classroom instruction (provided by Dayton personnel) or order and use the instructional material with their own staff.

Programs and materials–which are available free of charge–include: "Die Clinic," "Birth of a Hole," "High-Speed Stamping," "Stamping Basics," and "Die Component Engineering."




Danly IEM is the leading manufacturer of die making supplies and components for industry in North America. For more than 90 years, Danly IEM has provided high quality products and services, innovative development, and custom products.

The Danly IEM product set includes a wide range of guide posts, bushings, die springs, punches, air presses, wear plates and cams, and other diemakers' supplies. We also supply special punches and customized products to fit our customer specifications.

One of our goals at Danly IEM is to lead the industry in providing products that help customers find solutions to improve their operations. The development of tapping tools provided the opportunity for gains in customer efficiency. These tools allow customers to eliminate the secondary operation of tapping products by allowing them to be tapped in the stamping operation.

To maintain our leadership and reputation, we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

Danly IEM is the name for trusted solutions and innovation for the global parts forming industry.




Anchor Lamina America is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of tool, die, and mold components for the metal working and plastics industries. As a customer focused, world-class supplier of choice, we provide the brands, product breadth, distribution network and technical support for all your metal forming needs.

We will help our customers to compete globally by providing innovative and value added products and services.

Mold ComponentsOur Products

  • Die and Mold Components
  • Pins and Bushings
  • Guide and Wear Components
  • Die Cams
  • Die Springs
  • Punches and Accessories
  • Hydraulic Motors
  • Hydraulic Equipment

Our Services

  • Engineering design
  • Specials manufacturing
  • Bronze Plating

Our investment in people, R & D, engineering, state-of-the-art computer controlled manufacturing equipment, high quality materials and world class manufacturing methods, equip us to provide our customers with high quality value added products and services on time and at competitive prices.

Our technical resources and manufacturing capabilities allow us to custom build products to your specifications. Our expertise and experience in manufacturing die components ensure stringent quality standards and controls for our customers.

We are committed to helping our customers get a competitive edge by building long term relationships and partnerships.

Anchor Lamina was founded in 1975. Since then, we have experienced significant growth and diversification within the metal working and plastic forming industries through acquisitions and investment in manufacturing technologies. Our comprehensive product lines continue to support wide use and acceptance of our products and services.

We are located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Bellaire, Michigan, USA.




Manufacturer of Die Components, Die Springs and Die Accessories

Quality, precision, and dependability are the requirements of today's production processes, from ultra-high speed stamping technology to computer manufacture.

Lempco manufactures die set guiding components and die springs to provide you with advantages in precision and performance that are available nowhere else.

LEMPCO is meeting the needs of customers by matching improvements in design, materials and manufactures with the highest precision level available to the industry!

Company Profile

Lempco is an internationally recognized manufacturer of guidance systems for the metal stamping industry. Long recognized as the standard for excellence in the industry, and known for their extremely high quality and reliability, Lempco's die components are in demand worldwide.

Lempco Industries began as Lake Erie Metal Products Company in 1917 when Mr. James F. Strnad started a small machine shop to work on government projects during World War I. Following the war, the company found an ever growing demand for automobile replacement axles. From this beginning, the product line expanded to include a wide variety of Industrial products distributed throughout the United States and foreign countries.

During World War II, Lempco developed the “Hypermatic Press”. It was used to manufacture defense products and ran at a high speed, capable of producing 7,200 pieces per minute or 3,456,000 pieces per eight hour shift.

The incomparable speed of the Hypermatic Press required a die set design which no one before envisioned. Lempco introduced its patented ball bearing die set in 1945. From this time forward, the stamping industry would never be the same.

The innovative ball bearing guidance system offers both stampers and die makers the following advantages over the common plain bearing system:

  • Registers the die more accurately providing precision parts, longer die life and less maintenance.
  • Ease of assembly or disassembly of the punch holder and die holder providing higher precision dies and reduced die building time.
  • Longer stamping runs (millions of strokes) providing less maintenance down time.
  • Minimizes replacement of guidance components.

In 1963, Lempco introduced the unique “Lempcoloy” plain bearing lubrication free bushing. It has qualities far above those of steel, bronze, or bronze plated bushings:

  • High tensile strength with glass-hard wear-resistance.
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction.
  • No lubrication required (This product is used widely by the food processing industry).
  • Dielectric (Facilitates EDM machining).
  • Excellent thermal conductivity.
  • Corrosion resistant.

Lempcoloy® self-lubricating bushings, standard and short shoulder, are available in 10 sizes starting with 1/2" inside diameter thru 3".

In 1987, continuing with its pioneering and innovative philosophy, Lempco introduced the Rotainer®, a multi-directional action guidance system to rotate as well as move vertically on the post. The Rotainer® possesses increased resistance to normal wear, is unaffected by high speed operation and offers precise die registration.

Lempco has proven experience in selecting metals, developing designs, and understanding the details of customer needs to ensure you receive cost-effective performance run after run. Lempco knows what it takes to keep you competitive today, and will continue to strive to keep you competitive into the next millennium.

Lempco's Improved Capabilities

  • Guide posts and bushings and all types of die springs are now manufactured in ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities
  • Special compression springs, die springs, and components
  • Expansive distribution network worldwide



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