Sko-Die E-Newsletter - March 2016

Patrick Steininger

On behalf of everyone at Sko-Die, I am excited to announce that we have acquired the fineblanking and metal Stamping business of Harig Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power tool, aerospace, and controls industries. This acquisition is a strategic part of Sko-Die’s continuing commitment to bringing Trusted Manufacturing Excellence to all of our customers. This is a great fit for Sko-Die, and we are confident that this will be a great fit for Harig’s customers and suppliers.

In this installment of the Sko-Die e-newsletter, you’ll get an in-depth look at our new fineblanking capabilities as well as the latest regarding our new equipment additions.

Thank you,

Patrick Steininger

Sko-Die, Inc. Acquires the Fineblanking and Metal Stamping Business of Harig Manufacturing Corp.  

Harig’s fineblanking and metal stamping operations have now been incorporated into the Sko-Die facility in Morton Grove, Illinois. The equipment now installed at Sko-Die includes four Feintool fineblanking presses, two 160-ton and two 250-ton presses. These presses are capable of running parts from .060 inch thickness up to .375 inch, including circular parts up to 5 inches O.D. and straight parts of up to 8 inches in length. Two deburring systems have also been moved into the facility, and two of Harig’s experienced operators have joined the Sko-Die staff.

When the opportunity arose to add the Harig Stamping business to our company, we recognized this as an opportunity to expand our commitment to our core manufacturing business, to carry forward Harig’s commitment to its customers and to bring this expanded capability to all of our valued customers. It will also enable us to expand and diversify the manufacturing industry segments that we currently serve.

We look forward to exploring opportunities with our current customer base to expand our relationships and provide any fineblanking services that may be needed. As always, we thank you for allowing Sko-Die to deliver Trusted Manufacturing Excellence…..made in the USA.

New Equipment Upgrades

Sko-Die recently purchased a new Brother Speedio R650X1Machining Center and it is up and running. This new machining center replaces our aging Okuma Howa unit and brings us increased capability and flexibility and contributes to our overall Lean Manufacturing strategy.

Some key highlights:

  • Brother CNC-C00 Control with Built-In PLC
  • 10,000 RPM High Torque BBT CTSI Spindle (Coolant Through Spindle)
  • 17.0/11.7 HP Main Spindle Motor - IPM Motor Type
  • Axis Travel: X 25.6" x Y 15.7" x Z 12.0
  • Table: 31.5" x 15.7" (One Side)
  • Rapid Traverse: X,Y,Z - 1,969 IPM
  • Air Assisted Tool Wash and Back Washing System
  • Automatic Grease Lubrication System
  • Chip Shower System
  • 200L Coolant Tank
  • Complete Covers with Ceiling Cover and Safety Door Interlock System

For any questions or inquiries, please contact:

Bob Blecha, Marketing Manager, 800-486-4756 X 106,


Michael McGuire, Director of Sales, 800-486-4756 X120,

For more information visit


Sko-Die Inc.| 8050 Austin Ave. - Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 800-486-4756 | Fax: 847-966-0322

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