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

Wilson Tool Celebrates 50 Years

What began as a basement shop with nine people grew to 800 employees with operations around the world.

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.


Punches and Dies: Products

Tool-Less Revolution in Thick Turret Punching

In the Ultra QCT quick change, tool-less thick turret punching system, the punch is keyed at the perimeter of the tool, not the center, providing superior angularity control. The shoulder of the punch remains securely guided by the guide when punching. Only one punch driver is needed for rounds or shapes.
The Ultra QCT system from Mate Precision Tooling features a simple, intuitive tool-less punch retention mechanism for easier, faster setups by simply flipping the latch to remove and snap the new insert into place.

Swing Ear Sets Allow Easier Part Removal for Press Brake Operations

When using swing ears from Wilson Tool to bend boxes with four sides and return flanges, forcing the punch out of the box when making the final bend is no longer necessary because the ears simply swing out of the way.

Die Springs Bring Longer Spring Life, Greater Safety

Designed for high-production operations, premium nitrogen springs from Wilson Tool provide longer spring life, ensure compliance and offer optimum safety. These nitrogen springs are the safest on the market with regard to overpressure, overstroke and uncontrolled speed, which helps fabricators reduce the risk of injury and tooling damage.
Impax Tooling coil and nitrogen die springs from Wilson Tool provide longer spring life, ensure compliance and offer optimum safety during high volume or standard production operations.