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."
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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

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.

Mate Hires VP of North American Sales

Kevin Jordan is responsible for building customer relationships, developing team capabilities and tying strategy to customer needs.

 

Punches and Dies: Products

Unitized Punch Tooling Applications

The new unitized tooling system combines standard Multicyl MC series, the HZ frame, and the HZ unit from Unipunch.
Multicyl combines the standard Multicyl MC series, the HZ frame, and the HZ unit from Unipunch to punch angles, tube edges, and hard to reach extrusions.

Prevent Slugs from Pulling onto Stamping Die Surface

DTC has made the Rev 3 grinder assembly adjustable to three height positions, each ½ inch apart, enabling it to work with a wider range of part thicknesses, and has changed the lights to flex lights which the operator can position to see clearly into the cavity, providing better visual inspection of the work area.
The Rev 3 Slug Retention Machine from DTC eliminates the need to remove the die from the press, disassemble it and return it to the press after reworking it.

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.