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.

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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