About Penn United compaction tooling division

In 1978, Dennis Schatz and Woody Schaut founded Quala-Die, Inc.  Work began as a two-man operation out of Denny’s basement with only one surface grinder, determination, and a dream.  Due to increased demand in the Powder Compaction industry, the two-man operation quickly outgrew Denny’s basement shop and his single surface grinder.


As the company flourished and expanded into larger facilities, Quala-Die remained dedicated to manufacturing quality tooling and advancing technology to stay at the forefront of the precision machining industry.  The company is known as a World Class manufacturer of precision compaction and extrusion tooling that continually leverages the most advanced machine tool technology available in the market.  


Today, Quala-Die, Inc. is located in St. Mary’s PA, “The Heart of Powdered Metal Compaction Technology”.  The 43,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility is one of the most precise, efficient, modern, and well-equipped operations in the Powdered Compaction Tooling and Precision Machining industries.


In October 2016, Penn United Technologies, Inc. acquired Quala-Die as part of a long-term strategic focus to provide manufacturing solutions for customers through precision tooling competency and engineering services.  Penn United is a large precision manufacturing service provider, head quartered in Cabot PA.   At Quala-Die Our policy is to provide Quality Tooling that will meet or exceed our customers requirements and deliveries through continual improvements

The Penn United Difference

Superior design, craftsmanship, precision, quality, and efficiency... Teamwork.

As an Industry Leader in Powder Metal Compaction Tooling, we take pride in our ability to build high precision, tight tolerance tool sets to the toughest specifications in the industry. We are driven to provide top quality products, exceptional customer service, prompt delivery schedules, and top value prices.

"Continuous Improvement and a Satisfied Customer is the best business strategy of all!"

Why Choose Us


Experienced manufacturer of PM tool sets for Gears of all types and varying sizes.

  • We specialize in complex tooling for large gear projects including Spur, Helical, Bevel, Modified, and more

Full In-House Design and Modeling Capabilities

  • Reverse Engineering and Prototyping Services
  • Complete tool design from customer part drawings

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(814) 781-6280

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Our Location

1250 Brusselles Street
St. Marys, PA 15857

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