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

Wilson Venture Group Seeks To Acquire Promising Small– To Mid-Size Businesses

The family-owned firm is focused on the acquisition of similar family-owned businesses in need of an exit strategy as well as entrepreneurs looking to sell their product or technology.

Dayton Progress Transfers Blank Production to Vietnam

Dayton Progress has long been known for the quality of its high performance semi-finished punch blanks, which allow rapid manufacture and shipment of more than 300,000 different part numbers each year and a consistent order-to-order product performance.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Over the next several years, the MISUMI Vietnam blank factories will expand and adopt the Dayton Progress blank-making process, after which most manufacture of Dayton blanks will transfer from Ohio to the MISUMI plant in Vietnam.

The Right Tooling, for the Right Job, at the Right Time

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An overview of The American Punch Company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.

Superior Die Set Elects New President

Frank Janiszewski is the new president and chief operating officer of Superior Die Set.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Frank Janiszewski brings over 30 years of strong manufacturing and industry experience to his new assignment.

Wilson Tool Donates Equipment to Anoka Tech for Training

Tooling manufacturer Wilson Tool donates a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College to train students in the Precision Sheet Metal program. Enjoying the moment and the brand new piece of equipment are (from left) Cheryl Kish, Anoka Tech Foundation Director; Nick Graff, Anoka Tech Director of Advanced Technology Center; Jessie Stumpf, Anoka Tech Interim President; Chris Lawless, Wilson Tool President; and Jeff Paulson Wilson Tool Marketing Manager.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
The grinder is used to sharpen punch press tooling and will be used to train students in the college’s Precision Sheet Metal labs who may one day be employed by customers of Wilson Tool.


Punches and Dies: Products

Form Mates with Function in Turret Punch Tooling

The Hybrid Threadform forming tool from Mate eliminates tapping and other labor-intensive secondary operations, such as welding fasteners to sheet metal. The tool also eliminates debris when tapping and reduces component cost by eliminating the need for special fasteners.
Forming operations take center stage on the turret punch press through some new tooling innovations from Mate Precision Tooling.

Compact Power Unit is Ideal for Small and Midsize Power Press Operations

The modular unit has a compact, light-weight design which is ready for installation, complete with motor, pump, oil reservoir, valve configuration as needed, pressure gauge, pressure switches,  and electrical system. 
This new electrically driven high-pressure hydraulic power unit from Hilma Div. of Carr Lane Roemheld is ideal for small and midsize die clamping and lifting systems. 

Optimizing Punch-To-Die Clearance

Engineered Clearance literature from Dayton Progress is ideal for those involved with all types of punching or perforating including high-speed, high-volume punching.
This 6-page, full-color brochure available from Dayton Progress discusses how the 5 percent per side clearance is insufficient for today’s high-strength steels, and walks readers through how to select the proper clearance based on material, thickness, tensile strength, and the requirements of the specific job.
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Navy Pier -- Chicago, IL
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