Necker Tooling Solutions

Necker tooling solutions for can manufacturing including steel knock outs, ceramic neckers, and cemented carbide necking tools.

Necker tooling is essential for shaping the neck of a can during the necking process to create a flange that allows the lid to be sealed and prepare the can for seaming. Necker tooling includes necking dies and knock outs that are used in the final stages of can manufacturing.

Hyperion Materials & Technologies is a leading manufacturer of ceramic and cemented carbide necking dies, as well as steel knock outs used for can manufacturing. Hyperion offers a wide range of necker tool designs to meet the specific needs of each can maker and provides engineering support and technical services to help can makers optimize their necker tooling performance.


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Type: Knock Out & Necking Die

Dimensions: as per drawing/requested

Description: Necker tooling manufactured to custom dimensions in accordance with agreed solution. Material, grades, and designs are tailored to each customer based on individual needs and requirements.

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Ceramic Necking Dies

Ceramic necking dies are made of high-performance ceramic that offers greater durability and corrosion resistance than steel necking dies, providing increased lifespan for the necker tooling. Hyperion offers ceramic necking dies in yellow (standard), white, and brown ceramic.


Cemented Carbide Necking Dies

Cemented carbide necking dies are made of cemented tungsten carbide. Due to its hardness and wear-resistance, cemented carbide offers the can making industry a superior option to traditional steel necking dies. Cemented carbide can also reduce scrap rates and maintenance costs while improving safety and production rates.


Steel Knock Outs

Steel knock outs are made from hardened steel and are used in the necking stage of the can manufacturing process to create openings in the can body. Steel knockouts offer versatility and the ability to create openings with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.


Ceramic Knock outs

Ceramic knock outs are made of a high-grade ceramic material providing improved corrosion resistance and tooling precision. Ceramic knockouts can last significantly longer than steel knockouts resulting in increased production rates and significant cost savings.