The Die Service Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all production dies. Written records are retained in this department for all repair and grinding work performed on both TLC and customer owned dies. Daily die sheets record all setups and the number of die strokes. With all of this data the present condition and estimated remaining life of the tool can be determined. There is no charge for die service or repair of a customer owned die during it’s normal tool life, as long as it remains in the possession of TLC.