Tools Built In-House for Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

January 20th, 2016 · No Comments

At Thomas Engineering Company, we house some of the best engineers and tool technicians in the Minneapolis area. These members of our TEC team are vital to creating the equipment we need for optimal production value. To give our customers the best services possible, we design and build all of our tools in-house for our precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

 Aside from some on site instruments like a tool grinder, presses, data gathering technology, and part measurement machines, our engineers and technicians design and build all our tools, including:

 Stage tools: A stage tool is a single station tool used in standard stamping operations. Our stage tools are capable of piercing, forming, coining, and drawing in just a single hit. These tools are sturdy enough to take the necessary volume of parts, ranging up to 25,000 units per year.

 Compound tools: Compound tools are another type of single station tool designed in-house at TEC. These tools can handle more complex operations in one hit, such as piercing holes, cut-outs, and blank outs in parts. We work with an independent welding equipment distributor to acquire the necessary compound tools for both high and low volume orders; however, these tools work most efficiently with accessible hole locations and flat blanks.

Progressive tools: Of our multiple station tools designed and built here at TEC, our progressive tools are some of the most versatile models. By combining several operations into a single, multi-faceted tool, our progressive tools can perform all simple and complex stamping tasks, including tapping and welding services as well as draw and cam stations. We can complete many parts after one single pass through a progressive tool.

 Progressive fast dies: Our progressive fast dies are a generic tool designed and built at TEC and used for small volume jobs, producing up to 50,000 parts a year. These dies work best for small, simple parts that do not require extensive forming. We quote the tool charge including adding, cutting, and forming to parts, along with value-added services for our customers.

Our tools are designed and built in-house and are some of the most reliable, high-quality equipment available. Contact us at Thomas Engineering Company for more information about our tools and our precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

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