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About Pioneer-Dietecs Corporation

Founded in February 1995 by Jerold Larson, Pioneer-Dietecs is a private company with a family history of over 100 years in the die-making industry. Pioneer develops custom, turnkey die-cutting systems consisting of both dies and presses for a variety of industries and applications.

Pioneer-Dietecs Products

Specimen Cutting Dies — Dies engineered precisely to ASTM standards for every specification including ISO, DIN and JIS. Visit the Pioneer-Dietecs Specimen Die Store to order specimen dies, accessories and toggle presses online.

Custom Cutting Dies — Custom cutting dies including laser steel rule, solid-milled, forged, mated male/female, and clicker die systems.

Die-Cutting Presses — Custom pneumatic presses with air-logic for semi-automatic cycle of the die ram, presses specifically built for die-cutting in a cleanroom, and manual toggle presses.

Cleanroom Diecutting Systems - Pioneer cleanroom presses are built specifically for cleanroom applications. These presses are complimented with stainless steel cutting dies capable of withstanding the temperature and sterilization processes of an autoclave to provide a complete diecutting system for cleanrooms.

Depaneling Systems — Cost-effective, stress-free, press-based PCBA depaneling systems for singulating both tab-routed and v-scored circuit boards.


Pioneer designs and engineers all dies and presses with a core of key employees and state-of-the-art equipment, providing quick turn-around times at minimal cost. Pioneer also provides a 24-hour turnaround for sharpening and die re-certification. State-of–the-art equipment, a strong engineering team and a proven track record give Pioneer customers with custom die-cutting systems designed and built to do each job with precison, on time, and within budget.

Our state-of–the-art equipment coupled with a strong engineering team and a proven track record allows us to provide customers with custom die cutting systems designed and built to do each job perfectly, on time, and within budget.


Pioneer-Dietecs manufacturing facility features CNC Vertical Machine Centers and CNC Traveling Wire EDM Centers for close tolerances and repeatability on the x, y, and z axis of die blades. Pioneer-Dietecs Metrology Lab features a state-of-the-art CNC computerized measuring machine (CMM) for die inspection and certification to produce precision dies that perform consistently. Certification is per ANSI/NCSL Z540-1, and meets ISO 17025;2005 specifications.

Association Memberships

Pioneer-Dietecs belongs to the following associations: