Punches and Dies

Clever Turret Press Tooling Produces More Parts In Less Time

Tooling changeover is a priority for this sheet metal job shop, which achieves quick setups, extra durability and increased uptime by using advanced tooling  that makes its turret presses "operate like new."
Punches and Dies: Articles

Fitting Die Maintenance Into Press Operations

Simulation eliminates the need for additional part runs, measurements and analysis. Corrective actions are minor.
When a die for a production part needs maintenance, finding the least-cost fix in the shortest time is critical. Here are some ways that tooling engineers can achieve time savings of over 80 percent and avoid costly die rework by using next generation root cause software to simulate the iteration process.


Punches and Dies: Industry News

Mate Precision Tooling Hires New VP

As vice president of international sales, Michael Brown is responsible for planning and managing all of the company's international sales activities through developing strategies and team capabilities to further strengthen customer relationships. 
Michael Brown is their new vice president of international sales.

New Engineers at Superior Die Set

As a process engineer, Brandon Haffelder will be improving on manufacturing efficiency and accuracy for the plant.
Brandon Haffelder is their new process engineer and Derrick Gilane is their new outside sales engineer.

Wilson Tool Signs Agreement with Strippit LVD

Strippit LVD will exclusively promote Wilson Tool press brake tooling to their North American customers.


Punches and Dies: Products

One Source Fabrication Solutions

Booth S-1944: Mate will display SuperMax Tool Coating (left), CleanBend Forming Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling, and 1Micron Optics for fiber lasers (right) at the show.
Mate showcases their new SuperMax tool coating, CleanBend Forming Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling and 1 Micron Optics for fiber lasers.

Universal Cam Line

Booth S-4767: Ideal for piercing, flanging and trimming operations, LamCam Aerial and Die Mount Universal Cams from Dayton Lamina are available from 0 deg to 75 deg and use a V-guidance system to ensure precision guiding in virtually all applications, from low volume light duty to high volume heavy duty.
Dayton Lamina will feature their LamCam line of universal compact cams.

Precision Linear Guide Elements and Die Sets

Booth C-736: Ideal for high speed, high volume metal stamping operations, the full line of Precision Linear Guide Elements and Die Sets from Agathon Machine Tools are available from 3 mm to 63 mm diameter and feature the highest quality materials and surface finish manufactured to the tightest manufacturing tolerances.
Agathon Machine Tools will feature its full line of and Die Sets and Precision Linear Guide Elements used in high speed, high volume metal stamping dies, or wherever precise linear motion is required.