All our divider-rounder plates are made in West Germany to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) specs. Will not crack easily. This particular divider rounder plate is with 36 hole shapes created to shape a huge chunk of dough into small equal 36 portions of round dough balls prepared to process more. For the semi-auto divider the consequence is the same like a completely automated divider just that the operator must pull the handle to make the printer process. Semi-automatic, for Fortuna.