Tooling & Die Design and Fabrication

 Tooling & die design
 Tool maintenance & repair

One of the most important assets of our organization is the tooling used for stamping parts. All tools manufactured at WCMS are designed and built in-house. Consequently, all steps of tool fabrication are closely monitored and subject to continuous improvement.

Firstly, die design process is developed to respond effectively to customer requirements. Input to our design can be a sketch on a piece of paper or a solid model in any of the standard CAD formats used on the market. We will not only meet dimensional requirements, but also we are looking to respond to die design constraints such as tool cost, tool reliability, and tool maintenance. Secondly, due to the fact that our fully equipped tool room is connected via Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) stations to die design stations, the tool fabrication process largely employs all tools and methods available for fast and reliable transfer of information to CNC machining centers and DNC wire EDM machines.

We not only design and manufacture new tools but also perform reverse engineering and tool assessment using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) connected to our die design stations for faster data transfer and valid input for die repair planning purposes.

Solid modeling software is used for die design with all the advantages related to faster design and the ability to use engineering tool such as FEA for design analysis and design optimization.

Request a quote today on tooling and die design for your project, or contact West Coast Metal Stamping to learn more.