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Specials - Types of Tooling

Special Tooling

Special punch tooling can be used in a variety of ways to reduce the overall cost of manufacturing complex assemblies, and the individual parts that make up those products. For example, a half shear used to locate and align parts can be added during engineering and programming, this allows for quick and consistent part placement during spot welding. Another area special tools can be used for cost reduction is in the area of tapping and countersinks both of these operations can be labor intensive when done by hand. Our punching machines are able to do both of these features accurately and consistently. Click on the links below for more information about these tools.

Louver
Tapping
Cluster
Forming

Bridge Lance

Bridge Lance

This sketch represents the most common dimensioning of the lance and form tools in Vista Industrial Products. Inc.'s inventory. This is for form up tools only. For critical applications and material restrictions, call or e-mail our engineering staff.

Dim A
Dim B
Dim C
0.100
0.300
0.060
0.100
1.000
0.060
0.120
0.430
0.120
0.120
1.000
0.050
0.120
1.000
0.075
0.120
1.000
0.100
0.125
0.230
0.100
0.125
0.470
0.140
0.125
1.000
0.065
0.135
0.325
0.125
0.150
0.450
0.155
0.200
1.000
0.100
0.250
1.375
0.125

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Emboss (Also known as a dimple)

VIP Emboss

This sketch represents the most common dimensioning of the emboss form tools in Vista Industrial Products inventory, except as noted, dimension "A" is the diameter to the inside flat. For critical applications and material restrictions, call or e-mail our engineering staff.

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Half Shear

These tools are used primarily for alignment purposes. The most common size is 0.123 diameter, although, we do have some special sizes and shapes. If you would like more information on how these tools can reduce cost and increase consistency in your product line, call or e-mail Vista Industrial Products, Inc.

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Countersink

Forming a countersink in sheet metal is a two part process that involves several variables including, pre-punch diameter, finished thru-hole diameter, countersink diameter, countersink angle, and most importantly the material thickness. When forming a countersink the first consideration should be the theoretical minimum thru hole. This dimension should always be increased by a minimum of 0.020" to allow some flexibility in the manufacturing process. As with all of our special application tooling, call or e-mail our engineering department for details on these punches.

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Louver
Tapping
Cluster
Forming

Complete List

For a complete list or if you have any questions, please contact our engineering department by e-mail. Thank You!

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