Understanding Press Tool and Die Process. ... A press tool is embedded in a press machine, and it is designed to shape or cut metal using force. The die helps define the shape and size of the cut piece. This process is used to produce a pre-designed component in large quantities.
Tool and die makers construct precision tools or metal forms, called dies, that are used to cut, shape, and form metal and other materials. They produce jigs and fixturesdevices that hold metal while it is bored, stamped, or drilledand gauges and other measuring devices.