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We Are Proud of Our Military Veterans

The next time you speak to one of our military veterans at Hudson Tool Steel, be sure to thank them for their service.

Employee: Brianne Guers

Military Branch: United States Air
Force
Years of Service: 16
Hudson Branch: Nashville, Tennessee
With Hudson Since: 2014

Brianne comes from a proud military family. Her father retired from the Air […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Company Profile, Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Are Proud of Our Military Veterans

Hudson Tool Steel Adds Latest Plate Band Saw

Amada NC Controlled Vertical Precision Band Saw Supports Increased Demand
Hudson Tool Steel Corporation today announced the installation of its seventh Amada Plate Saw, the NC controlled VM3800, in its California facility.  This is the seventh new Amada saw purchased by Hudson over the past ten months for its three processing and distribution facilities.  Including the […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Company Profile, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hudson Tool Steel Adds Latest Plate Band Saw

Good Tooling Design, Better Productivity

There are no shortcuts in producing good tooling. Lack of attention in any of the following areas can result in poor tool quality, poor part quality, low yield or worse – tool failure:

 Tooling design
Material selection
Tooling manufacturing process
Heat treating and finishing

Today, we are going to talk about tooling design.  Careful consideration should […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Tool Steel|Comments Off on Good Tooling Design, Better Productivity

Get the Most Out of Your Tooling

The most common mistake made when selecting tooling material is letting low price drive the selection process over productivity and tool life considerations. When price alone is the driving influence, it usually ends badly with everything grinding to a halt. Parts aren’t being made, quite often there is a cascade of downstream consequences as well.

There […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Tool Steel|Comments Off on Get the Most Out of Your Tooling

A Business Case for Precision Ground Flat Tool Steel

We all know the old saying, ‘time is money,’ but nobody knows it better than a production job shop or OEM manufacturer.  It’s all about time – cycle time, down time, turn-around time, just-in-time and the list goes on.  Time is not only an economic driver for all shops, it is also a major factor […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Company Profile, Tool Steel|Comments Off on A Business Case for Precision Ground Flat Tool Steel

Stamping and Forming Applications

Are you getting the most out of your punches and dies, or just carrying on?

Complacency is one of the biggest contributors to low productivity on the shop floor. Every time a machine is taken offline for a punch or die change due to wear or breakage, production comes to a grinding halt. Too often shops […]

By |July 10th, 2017|heat treating, Tool Steel|Comments Off on Stamping and Forming Applications