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HAND FEED DIE
A cutting die that is hand placed on top of the material to be diecut. For example in diecutting leather, the die has to be hand placed to avoid scar marks or defects in the leather hide.
HANGER HOLE PUNCHES
A punch that is shaped like a hanger hole that is found on carded stock, that is used in many merchandise displays where the skin packaged card holding the product is hung onto a protruding rod known as PACE SEAMLESS HANGOVER PUNCHES.
HARD-TOOLED COMPOUND DIES
Another term commonly used to refer to male/female blanking dies.
HARDENING
Heat treatment of steel.
HARDNESS
(1) Referring to the range of tempering available in finished forged dies, pre-finished flex die steel and in selected steel rules. (2) Degree of hardness. Shore and Rockwell being two scales used to measure and compare hardness.
HEAT PLATE
(1) A plate that heats up a platen in a diepress. (2) Surface for thermo-setting.
HEAT SEAL DIE
A die made with brass rule which electronically seals together vinyl products.
HEATED PLATEN
Either the top or bottom platen (or both) can be heated to a specific temperature to aid in the cutting or trimming of many materials or in the process of hot foil stamping to activate the foil to adhere to a sheet of stock.
HELIARC WELDING
A method of welding in which two pieces of steel are combined together using a heliarc welding arc and no welding filler rod. It provides a clean weld with the absence of slag or excess weld which has to be ground away.
HELIUM-NEON LASER
Laser in which the active medium is a mixture of helium and neon, which is in the visible range. Used widely in industry for alignment, recording, printing and measuring, it is also valuable as a pointer, or registration in diecutting.
HIGH DIE
(1) Die made higher than standard cutting rule heights. (2) A forged heat treated die, also referred to as a dinker or walker die, normally over the height of 1-1/4″ made of 1/8″ thick steel. The die can have many options of die blade construction to cut various types of materials.
HORIZONTAL RULE
In rotary die cutting, rule running across the machine on the die.

HYDRAULIC BENDER
This refers to a bending machine used to bend either clicker or high die stock or heavier thickness of steel rule stock. The bender is hydraulically operated to reduce the need for a person to exert high amounts of energy to bend heavier diestocks.
HYDRAULIC PRESS
A cutting press that uses one or more hydraulic cylinders to power the up and down movement of the cutting head.

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