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Inventors of the vacuum die can transform your operation.

Over 25 years ago, General Metal Engraving founder Sarkis Kumjian pioneered an engineering marvel: the vacuum die. He saw an industry wide problem, eliminating web waste, and developed this innovative solution. Using a vacuum attachment, the die picks up debris from the web and pulls it through the die journal. Scraps are drawn inside the cavity and pass through the die cutting system. The end result is a cleaner work site and less litter that can clog up your operation. Our vacuum die also allows you to punch holes AND cut a shape with one pass – all while waste is whisked away. This eliminates expensive male-female punching and unneeded production time.

Interchangeable punches. Replaceable inserts.

GME's vacuum dies allow maximum flexibility. You can change-out the punches easily and replace the inserts. This allows you to fix damaged or heavily worn areas with minimal ease.