An Overlooked Way to Keep Up with Industry Change

Press operation requirements, inspection needs, improved die technology, tool room utilization and lean initiatives are all transforming the way shops compete. But what if you can’t keep the die in the press because of cheap tooling?


As the old adage goes: the only time you make money is when your press cycles. So how do you keep your press cycling amid the pressures of today’s changing industry? Over the last 20 years, there have been a number of evolutions in stamping that directly impact your press time as well as your bottom line. Factors such as press operation requirements, inspection needs, improvements in die technology, tool room utilization, global competition, customer order trends and lean initiatives are all transforming the industry. Here’s how manufacturers are keeping up.

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August 15, 2018