Precision Machine Shop - Serving Nashville, TN

Need small batches or short runs of tight tolerance, highly accurate, precision machining services?

Trusted Worldwide Since 1923

Chicago Cutting Die, a low volume precision CNC machine shop with deep roots in cutting die manufacturing, is based in Northbrook, Illinois, USA and serves customers in Nashville, TN. Founded 101 years ago and trusted by some of the most recognizable companies in the world, our experienced machinists use CNC machining and manual techniques to produce extremely precise, high quality runs of 1-50 machined parts (for high volume precision machining, consider our affiliate AT Precision). We offer:

  • Design & Engineering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • ID Grinding
  • Cutting
  • Welding
  • Turning
  • Sanding
  • Tumbling
  • Polishing
  • Sharpening
  • OD Grinding
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 3D Profile Milling
  • Drilling
  • Surface Grinding
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • Shearing
  • Wire EDM
  • Secondary Services
  • Quality Inspection

Highly Accurate

When we say we provide "close tolerance" and "precise" machining, we mean: tight tolerances of 0.0002" (0.005 mm) TIR or better (down to 1 micron).

3 Affiliated Companies Under 1 Roof

With an array of nearly 200 CNC and manual machining tools under one roof in our 80,000 sf facility, Chicago Cutting Die's machine shop is well-positioned to provide short run precision machining services for customers in Nashville, Tennessee. And, we can easily scale when a customer's technology, materials, volume, or requirements change. As one of three affiliated companies under one roof, we provide a single source for low volume precision machining, high volume precision machining, micromachining, wire EDM, and metal stamping.

Materials We Machine

We work with virtually any machinable material, including tough machining challenges like titanium and tool steel:

  • Molybdenum
  • Cast Iron
  • Aluminum Bronze
  • Delrin
  • Brass Milling
  • Copper
  • Oxygen Free Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tool Steel
  • Nylon
  • Acrylic
  • Titanium
  • CPM 10V
  • Polycarbonate
  • Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Nickel
  • PET
  • Brass
  • Rubber
  • Teflon
  • Lead
  • Waspaloy
  • Phenolic
  • UHMW
  • Aluminum
  • Monel
  • Medium Carbon Steel
  • Bronze
  • Hastalloy
  • Elkonite
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Low Carbon Steel
  • PVC
  • Tungsten
  • Inconel
  • Nyloil
  • Ultem
  • Zirconium
  • Ceramic
  • And More...


Chicago Cutting Die adheres to ISO standards. We perform quality checks at various stages throughout the precision machining process using sophisticated, certified, calibrated QC measuring instruments and equipment.

Design & Engineering

When it comes to cost reduction, new applications, or product improvements, precision machining projects often require design & engineering expertise. Whether you have detailed drawings or simple sketches on the back of a napkin, our team of Certified SolidWorks Professionals will evaluate your concept and suggest improvements to maximize efficiency and productivity rooted in 101 years of experience.

  • Superior technical and troubleshooting know-how
  • Custom solutions for any challenge
  • Maximum efficiency
  • High performance
How May We Help You?
Contact us today to request a proposal and learn why the world's greatest companies — in over 40 industries and 22 countries — rely on Chicago Cutting Die to deliver unrivaled craftsmanship at the highest possible value, with superior performance second to none:
5 Generations, 101 Years of Quality

Our roots can be traced back to the 1800s when Andreas Anderson was a respected blacksmith in Sweden. He taught his children the art of blacksmithing during intensive four-year apprenticeships beginning at age 14. Two of his offspring, William and Frank Anderson, emigrated to the United States and founded Chicago Cutting Die 101 years ago in 1923.

The Anderson brothers vowed to provide every customer with the very finest products at competitive prices. Furthermore, they committed to conducting business only on the highest level of professionalism based on honesty, integrity, and mutual trust.

Today, Andreas' great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren operate Chicago Cutting Die. While we've invested millions of dollars to upgrade our facilities and technologies, our commitment to unsurpassed quality has never wavered. It is every bit as strong today as it was in 1923. We owe today's success to a long list of loyal customers and our dedicated employees who share our family philosophy.

Fast Facts:
  • over 40 industries served
  • customers in 22 countries
  • nearly 200 machines & tools
  • 80,000 square foot facility
  • 3 affiliated companies under one roof
  • 1 point of contact