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.
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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.
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.
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.