Sharing Our Metal Forming Expertise

Quality. Repeatability. Innovation

Get your metal part stamped in Ultra’s new servo press What technology in a metal stamping die improves production?

Sensor technology is utilized in every metal stamping die that we design and build for OEM’s and for production completed in one of Ultra’s 13 stamping presses. Sensors protect the stamping die and ensure its functioning properly during operation, and during set-up and removal of the die in the stamping press.  This technology establishes a […]

Machined open the dowel block and install replaceable inserts with dowel holes How strong and reliable is your production tooling?

Without reliable, high-quality and robust tooling on your production line, you will experience delays, minor damages and eventually shutdown. Select a tooling supplier that is focused on innovation and quality to establish robust production operations.  Ultra does exactly this and as an added bonus we have more than 50 years of experience designing and building […]

minimize production downtime Discover how to minimize production downtime when your metal stamping die is damaged.

You need to have a plan for servicing damaged metal stamping dies and for replacing those that cannot be repaired.  It takes significant time to choose a tooling supplier and you could be comprising your entire production process with a quick selection. Ultra has designed and built multiple stamping dies for an Industrial Heating Manufacturer […]

Experienced Toolmakers and apprentices working together to deliver higher quality stamping dies Its been 51 years of manufacturing for Ultra Tool & Manufacturing. We must be doing something right!

The only source of knowledge is experience – Albert Einstein This statement rings true as Ultra recognizes its 51st year in operation this month. It means for more than half a century, our leaders and employees have been open-minded to technology, new industry practices and the changing needs of customers. Ultra began as a Tool & […]

Sensor technology improves production rates and ensures operations are meeting quality standards Improving a Manufacturing Process with Sensor-Driven Technology

 This video highlights a manufacturing process improved at our Minster 300-ton stamping press utilizing sensor technology that was designed and built by our Automation Technician, Andrew. The press operators identified an opportunity to increase production rates for these metal head covers from 30 strokes a minute to 35 strokes a minute.  The primary roadblock […]

CNC machine tapping 19 holes in each chassis metal part Improving Production Standards in a Robodrill Requires Innovation

The first-hand experiences of our Robodrill operators initiated an innovative effort that increased production rates, improved precision and established better repeatability for the tapping operation of this Industrial Automation metal part.   We were using a fixture that allowed only ONE of these metal parts to be placed in the Robodrill at a time. Additionally, […]

Digital Prototype Production Intent Prototyping: Give your metal part what it deserves.

It is rewarding to look and feel a prototype in your hand and know that it matches your part print, but… Is that all you want in your prototype? The answer is no.  You need to confidently know the production process for your metal part is well-established, strong and adaptable to meet future output demands. […]

Wire EDM How to select a top-rated Tool & Die supplier that meets your manufacturing needs

You just invested countless hours and resources to finalize the design print of your new metal part.  Now you need to confidently select a Tool & Die shop to design and build tooling that will deliver your part to print AND within the scope of your project’s goals. Here are important factors to consider straight […]

Metal Part with Pierced Holes This is how you meet high-volume production needs for your complex metal stamped part.

You select Ultra Tool & Manufacturing as your supplier.  We utilize an innovative mindset to create a robust and feasible manufacturing process that will successfully handle increasing production quantities from year to year. A current customer that is a Power Equipment Manufacturer brought us a new metal part, breather cover, with challenging features and a […]

Guide Letters Three Important Things to Know About Metal Stamping as you Design a Metal Part

1) Production rates vary depending on the tonnage size of the stamping press. Each press has its own capabilities and limitations that establish the materials and operations that the stamping press can and cannot handle. GUIDE LIFT HEIGHT and FEED LENGTH are also key factors in establishing production rates in the stamping press. Guide lifters, identified […]

Improving and increasing our Metal Stamping, Metal Fabrication and Tooling expertise in 2019 Improving and increasing our Metal Stamping, Metal Fabrication and Tooling expertise in 2019

It’s true that 2019 wasn’t a record producing year for the manufacturing industry.  So that provided us with extra motivation to learn more, try new processes and optimize our capabilities and resources.   Here are just a few of our highlights from Ultra’s 50th year providing tooling dies, metal stamped parts and metal fabricated parts to […]

Micro Joint What does it take to successfully prototype 14 metal parts?

Ultra’s dedicated Fabrication team is currently involved in a product development project that requires 14 NEW METAL PARTS to be prototyped.  The final product is a blade sharpening device for an Outdoor Power Equipment customer that is expanding their product line.   We have successfully delivered a different model of this blade sharpening device for the […]