Aluminum Extrusion Tooling

Aluminum Extrusion Tooling

Aluminum Extrusion Tooling

Our aluminum extrusion tooling business unit is North America’s second largest supplier of aluminum extrusion tooling. It is comprised of three aluminum extrusion tooling facilities;

  • Thumb Tool & Engineering (Michigan)
  • Mid-South Central Extrusion Die (Alabama)
  • Tri-R Dies (Ohio)

This allows us to offer its customers an unmatched level of engineering and design expertise as well as strategic production points to cut down on shipping time and cost.


We have the capability to completely design and manufacture dies up to 42″ in diameter and can produce dies to extrude aluminum, magnesium, and vinyl. We also manufacture various extrusion tooling such as dummy blocks, stems, horseshoes, pressure plates, rings, and shear blades.


General machining capacities include up to 42” diameter, up to 72” in length, with a turning capacity to 42”. Our CNC vertical lathe has a 57” swing, 33,000 lb. work piece capacity and a 37” stroke. Our cut-off saws are programmable and cut diameters up to 27” 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Two men inspecting aluminum extrusion dies at Thumb Tool and Engineering.

Our Engineering department uses CAD-CAM programming to ensure our customers exact geometry when designing their profiles. Our drafting team has an impeccable reputation as effective communicators who listen to our customer’s needs and fulfill those requirements. Our CAD/CAM computer systems are networked together with our CNC machines, giving a seamless flow of information, precision, and repeatability.


Along with the latest technology in design and manufacture, we offer over thirty years of experience in the die making industry. Our reputation was built on the highest quality tooling, fast deliveries and competitive prices and we intend to keep it that way.

A warehouse, stocked with raw metal rods that are ready to go into production.
A close-up shot of an aluminum extrusion die.