Dayton Lamina

A leading manufacturer of punches, die retainers and custom tooling for the metalstamping industry.

Dayton Lamina is the industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, die components, die details, punch blanks and metalstamping tools. The full line of tooling includes everything in your bill of materials; punches, die buttons, pins & bushings, wear and guide components, die springs, cams, die details, punch retainers and more.

Dayton Lamina provides a diverse metal stamping product offering and global coverage to assist you every step of the way. Dayton Lamina's brands provide confidence that your components will work as expected and will be available when promised. The technical and supply support services from Dayton Lamina can assist you in managing program changes and challenges. With a long history, Dayton Lamina is trust-worthy and well-equipped for your future needs.

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The Dayton Lamina Story

In 2012, MISUMI acquired Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina. MISUMI recognized that Dayton and Anchor Lamina’s production methods and quality matched MISUMI’s QCT model, delivering Quality products (Q) at low cost (C) in short delivery times (T) making for a natural partnership. With this acquisition, MISUMI wanted to cover all die components on the entire bill of material to die builders. In 2014, MISUMI merged Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina into Dayton Lamina, the name you see now. Now as a MISUMI Group Company, Dayton Lamina expands its product offering with Press Die, Plastic Mold, and Automation Components.

The new name actually stands on over 100 years of quality products and support to the metal-working and plastics industries. Dayton Lamina is comprised of trusted brands: Dayton Progress, Danly/IEM, Lamina, Lempco, and MISUMI. Each brand has its own distinctive history that complements the overall value offered by Dayton Lamina.

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The MISUMI Group Company Brand Portfolio


Danly IEM, is the trusted name for solutions and innovation for the global parts forming industry since the 1920s. Danly IEM is the leading manufacturer of die making supplies and components for industry in North America. The Danly IEM product line includes a wide range of guide posts, bushings, die springs, wear plates, cams, and other diemakers' supplies. Danly IEM also manufactures special components and customized products to fit our customers' specifications. Danly products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


Dayton Progress, has been consistently delivering quality, competitively-priced punches, die buttons, retainers, and other tooling products to metal fabricators since 1946. Dayton Progress operates multiple manufacturing and engineering facilities in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Dayton Progress offers exceptional value for its customers with more quality, more products, and more technical support. Manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified.


Lamina, is a leading international manufacturer of tool, die, and mold components for the metal working and plastic forming industries. Since 1938, Lamina empowers customers to compete globally by providing innovative and value added products and services. Our expertise and experience in manufacturing die components ensure stringent quality standards and controls for our customers. Lamina products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


Lempco, is known for their extremely high quality and reliability since 1917. Lempco's die set guiding components and die springs provide you with the highest precision level available to the metal stamping industry. Lempco has proven experience in selecting metals, developing designs, and understanding the details of customer needs to ensure you receive cost-effective performance run after run. Lempco products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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MISUMI Press Die Components

MISUMI is dedicated to offering the best combination of Quality, Cost, and Time (QCT) in the tooling components industry. With the resource of Dayton Lamina in the MISUMI Group, the QCT model has positively expanded.

Globally Standardized Configurable Metric Components

MISUMI offers over 300,000 types of metric press die components. Whether it is automotive, appliance, electronics, semiconductor or any other type of stamping; MISUMI products are configurable to meet the specific needs of any application. We are proud to offer products manufactured in both the USA and across the globe. Our high quality, low cost products have been developed over decades based on the needs of our customers worldwide.

Benefits of Configurable Components

MISUMI configurable components allow customers to specify the exact dimensions of any product without the limitations of traditional standards. Our high level of configurability allows customers to order the exact part needed with no drawing required.

All MISUMI products can be ordered with a standard part number worldwide.