How Impax is Helping Defense Manufacturers Aim Higher

Our customers tell us they’re constantly fighting a perception that all ammunition is created equally. However, there is a significant difference between a high quality and low quality brass casing.

We hear you. The same misperception exists in bunter tooling. 

The Industry is Moving Away from 1950s Technology 

Impax Tooling Solutions®, a division of Wilson Tool, is now the fastest growing defense tooling supplier for a reason. More manufacturers are finding that settling for 50s technology and substandard tool steels and manufacturing processes is holding them back.

How Impax Delivered a 500% Increase in Bunter Tool Life

The traditional method of manufacturing bunter tooling is reductive. To create the characters imprinted on the casing, the bunter material has traditionally been eroded away to reveal the final form.

Impax Tooling Solutions® patented process takes the opposite approach. Characters are formed when material is forced up into the cavity. This compression creates a tighter bond at the molecular level, and a significantly more precise, more resilient head stamp. Check out the 30-second video to see the difference.

In addition to cleaner hits with new bunter tooling, some of our customers have also observed a 500 to 800 percent increase in throughput per tool when they switched to Impax.

Test Drive our New Website on your Phone, Tablet or Computer

You asked. We answered. A big thanks to everyone who provided valuable input to help us improve your experience on our website.

The result is now live with enhanced search, improved product organization and display, plus best-in-class industry news and resources including webinars, videos, technical articles, case studies and more.

One more thing: you can now live chat with the most knowledgeable, helpful sales technicians in the industry. Go now

Shot Show Event Highlight

The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, better known as the SHOT Show, brings over 65,000 professionals from all over the world to Las Vegas to see what is new and exciting in the industry.  This year, Impax Tooling Solutions participated in the first ever Supplier Showcase the day before the big show opened. With over 260 participating suppliers the showcase was hopping.  Throughout the day, designers, engineers, buyers and other manufacturers stopped by the Impax booth to view new products and discuss opportunities.  It was a great day filled with meeting existing and new customers and we would like to thank each one of you for stopping by and inviting us back to your facilities.

Save the Date!

Webinar: Create Custom Retainers In-House

Join Wilson Tool for a webinar on April 5 at 1CST. During the one hour webinar we will share information on how our patented HP Accu-Lock® retainer design allows you to create or modify your custom retainers in-house.  There is no need for specialized tooling, jigs and fixtures to create a ball lock holder. Sign up today to learn how you can use the HP Accu-Lock® ball lock punch retention and customized tooling to save time and to get you to production quicker and more efficiently.  

Lean Manufacturing Workshops

Wilson Tool is a believer in the benefits of LEAN manufacturing and the Shingo ModelTM. As part of our ongoing commitment to knowledge sharing, we invite you to join us for one or all of these educational training workshops.

Shingo ModelTM training is powered by our partnership with the Shingo Institute.

March 16-17, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST. Shingo Focus: Discover

April 13 – 14, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST. Shingo Focus: Align

May 17 – 19, 8:00am – 5:00pm CST. Shingo Focus: Improve

Please add one or more of these informative training events to your calendar now. All will be held at Wilson Tool International Headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Register today!

Join us for Impax Tooling Solutions® 21st Birthday Celebration!

May 16, 10:30am – 4:00pm

Wilson Tool International Headquarters

We’d love to see you!

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