Tooling Tips & Ideas for Metal Stamping Professionals
- Unique and innovative timesavers that work
- Ideas and methods for reducing costs in machining
- Taking full advantage of wire EDM machining
- Die setup and design
Through the years EDM has played a major role in changing or rethinking die design approaches. Productivity gains were also realized through the improved powder metal steels, specialty tool steels, tool coatings and stamping lubricants. Improvements in feeding technology such as servo feeds, helped reduce set up times and improve consistency and control. Ingenious clamping devices have also evolved to substantially improve quick die change. Tool building and die maintenance times can be reduced dramatically by utilizing innovative ideas from master craftsmen. The best process timesavers are the ones that do not compromise tooling and production performance.