Sheet Metal Forming Experts
Over 30 years of stamping knowledge goes into the design and build of our contract tooling. Steps away from our metal stamping department, our tool and die department constantly interacts with the production tooling they build and the people that operate it. Every designer and toolmaker in our tool and die department has the education and experience needed to make high quality production tooling for accurate sheet metal prototypes. We pride ourselves on our ability to tackle complex progressive dies as well as simpler contract tooling.
Solution Orientated Production Tooling Designs
No project is too large or too small for our quality focused, solution-orientated tool and die design team. We have the capability to make blank, secondary, draw, and progressive dies, and we specialize in designing and building complex progressive dies up to 120” in length. All of our design recommendations are aimed at reducing costs, generating high quality and increasing repeatability. See how our designers solved Honda’s design problem complete with sheet metal prototypes here.
Lean Tool & Die
Contract tooling projects are assigned a project manager that works with the customer. Upfront and ongoing communication with our customer’s engineers is an essential component of Ultra Tool’s process to make parts that are easy to manufacture and reduce waste. Backed by lean manufacturing principles our contract tooling is built with an eye towards cost reduction. Our diverse capabilities allow us to further design out costs with sheet metal prototypes and by adding sensor automation to progressive dies.
Advanced Sensor Automation
Our state-of-the art sensor automation technology eliminates the need for costly secondary operations such as welding, tapping, taking measurements, and assembling parts by putting these processes directly in the die. Your technicians work directly with our sensor automation lab to evaluate your part’s specifications for cost saving, in-die integration. See this case study to see how Hydraforce benefited from our sensor automation technology in their progressive dies.
Beyond Tool & Die
As a company, Ultra Tool’s capabilities go beyond the design and build of high quality production tooling. Utilizing our laser and press brake capabilities to produce sheet metal prototypes provides us with the opportunity to prove the effectiveness of your tool’s design, a step that often reveals opportunities for improvements before the tooling is built. In addition, our full production capabilities allow us to perform in-house die try-outs as well as the opportunity to manufacture your parts, giving you the advantage of continual support from the tool and die department that built your production tooling.
Ultra Tool’s Tool & Die services include:
- Laser and press brake capabilities to produce prototypes, in order to prove your design.
- Prototype design and production to engineer cost effective and manufacturable products.
- Designs created to meet the budgetary needs of each customer.
- State-of-the-art design software by VISI-Design, SolidWorks, and AutoCad.
- The ability to create 3D designs.
- Updated machining capabilities.
- In-die sensor automation technology.
- An in-house sensor automation lab that works with your technicians to meet your specifications.
- In-house die try-outs and first run production capabilities.
- The ability to meet your inspection requirements, i.e capability studies and PPAP.