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Precision Ground Vs. Planer Machine Press

Press Brake Tooling Press brake tooling is an important step in creating tools for the manufacturing process. Planer machine press is a conventional tooling process, but for the customer where the precision of the product matters, the precision, precision ground tooling is chosen. It’s essential to know the differences between using Precision ground tooling (PGT) and Planer machine press tooling (PMPT) to make it cost-effective. Both the tooling machinery has their purposes in the manufacturing process. Still, it...

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2-4-1 System

The 2-4-1 tooling system for TRUMPF machines is made up of quick-change punches with a replaceable punch tip insert. The punch tip insert costs less than a standard punch and can be made from Wilson Tool’s proprietary Ultima® tool steel which has been shown to last up to 2x longer between grindings than standard steel. These enhancements ensure that optimal life and durability are placed where the tool needs it most – in the tip. The 2-4-1 system is also designed to keep unnecessary costs at bay, as you only need...

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Additive Tech-3D Printed Tooling

Metal additive manufacturing (AM), is an intriguing advancement in the field of technology. It has a niche in short-run press brake tooling and the production of peripheral assembly items. 3D-printed parts made of plastics or carbon fibre composites are a different story. Whether you depend on in-house knowledge to build tools or seek less expensive short-term tools, Wilson Tool International Inc. and Cincinnati Incorporated are your answers. Building Parts In-House Cincinnati launched Small Area Additive Manufacturing...

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Tapping Sheet Metal in a Punch Press

Tapping sheet metal can quickly be done using an in-turret tapping tool to create threaded holes in sheet metal. Tapping is frequently used to assist in the faster assembly of sheet metal components, in-turret tapping tool eliminates the need to use additional machinery for inserting separately purchased fasteners or conducting secondary tapping operations that require more part handling. You get clean, high-quality tapped holes. How It Works Just like piercing or forming tools, the in-turret tapping tool is installed...

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EXP™ Technology

The revolutionary EXP technology makes it practical and cost effective to ONLY replace the punch, not the entire punch assembly. Designed to fit in all A and B station thick turret assemblies, EXP punches can be ordered in a vast array of configurations

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Wilson HP Gets An Upgrade

Wilson Tool has made several significant upgrades to the most popular line of punch press tooling in the world – Wilson High Performance (HP) tooling. The enhancements include:

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