American Gasket & Die Co., Inc. is a reliable and efficient gasket supplier that specializes in a number of custom applications and products

American Gasket & Die Co., Inc. has been providing high quality custom gaskets, die cutting services, and professionally manufactured products since 1976. The company was founded in Mountain View, CA, by Mr. Henry Cesena, Sr., a shop owner in the early years of manufacturing development in the Silicon Valley. Beginning in the late 1950Õs, Mr. Cesena used his extensive industry experience and skill to build customer trust and an excellent reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area. By the mid 1970s, Mr. Cesena had directed his focus towards filling a need for technical gasket fabricators in a rapidly expanding market.... (more)


If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.


This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.


A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)


To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)