Floating die

(1) A dieThe machined recess in a die that gives the forging its shape. mounted in a die holderA block used as an adapter in order to permit the use of forging dies that otherwise would not have sufficient height to be used in the particular unit or to permit the use of dies in a unit where the shank sizes are different. or a punch mounted in its holder such that a slight amount of motion compensates for toleranceThe permissible deviation from a specification for any design characteristic. in the dieThe machined recess in a die that gives the forging its shape. parts, the work, or the pressA machine tool with a stationary bed and a slide or ram that has reciprocating motion at right angles to the bed surface; the ram is guided in the frame of the machine.. (2) A die mounted on heavy springs to allow vertical motion in some trimming, shearing, and forming operations.