GET AUTOMATED WITH iSERIES™ TOOLING

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Designed to be directly compatible with the AITS® tool ID system, all key components of iSeries™ tooling are laser marked with a data matrix code that contains a unique serial number for that component. The system scans and stores the tooling data under the serial number from this code, allowing you to automate and manage your inventory.

HPX® and HP2 assemblies feature a mechanically fastened guide retention feature that ensures the tool stays assembled during loading, adding to the truly automated nature of this system. Accompanying each tool shipment is a tooling characteristic document, allowing easy integration to your existing library of tools.

Stop into Booth A3114 at FABTECH® 2019 to see iSeries™ tooling up close and learn how it can streamline your operations. See you in Chicago.

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TAP FAST, ACCURATE THREADS RIGHT IN THE PUNCH PRESS

QuickTap Tapping Tools

In-machine tapping saves time and money by eliminating secondary operations and providing fast, accurate threads – right in the punch press. Tapping tools, like the QuickTap™ tapping tool, allow you to bypass several steps, while providing unmatched speed and accuracy. This guilt-free shortcut results in consistent, high-quality threads.

In-machine tapping tools use each stroke of the machine to produce accurate threads in pre-programmed locations. QuickTap™ was designed with a clever built-in fluid injection system that is synchronized with the machine stroke to reduce wear on the tool.

Stop by Booth A3114 at FABTECH® 2019 to learn more about in-machine tapping and see the QuickTap™ tapping tool up close and in person.

ELIMINATE SECONDARY CONNECTIVE OPERATIONS

Connective Form Louvers

Connective forms employ a simple yet brilliant method of part fastening, using secure, corresponding connection points over a traditional approach, typically involving secondary operations. Eliminate welds, fasteners, clips and the time they consume during application by using connective forms to fasten your sheet metal parts.  

Use your forming tools to punch fasteners directly into components to quickly create strong, lasting connections. Connective forms are manufactured using common punching tools, allowing you to breathe new life into older tooling.

Coming to FABTECH® 2019? Swing by Booth A3114 to learn how connective forms can streamline your operations.

APPLICATION STATION

The Application Station is a showcase of some of the latest Wilson Tool solutions, including additively manufactured options, intended to serve as a resource for customers in imagining the possibilities in tooling and additive manufacturing.

BRAKE PARTNER™ APPLICATION

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Brake Partner™ Cap Tool
Brake Partner™ lets shops use new or existing punch press tooling to make forms in the press brake. This video shows the cap tool. Learn more about Brake Partner.

 

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Additive Prototypes

Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
When using additive manufacturing to create prototypes, you can bypass the lead times that halt the process of conventional toolmaking. Click here to learn more.

MANUFACTURING DAY 2019 AT WILSON TOOL

Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day 2019 proved to be yet another productive and fun event at Wilson Tool International.

On October 4th, 2019, Wilson Tool played host to 136 attendees from local government, businesses and 7 area schools. This year’s group impressed with their enthusiastic and informed attitudes toward the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing Day is annual outreach event put on by Wilson Tool International, that aims to spark intrigue in the next generation of toolmakers, fabricators and engineers. After a classroom style presentation, given in part by Wilson Tool President, Chris Lawless, students and attendees were invited to take an in-depth tour of our production facilities. Tour leaders gave students a well-rounded image of what a career in manufacturing might look like. And of course, no Manufacturing Day would be complete without a pizza lunch!

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A huge thanks to our internal staff who took on Manufacturing Day and provided everyone with a fantastic and memorable event.

Learn more about Manufacturing Day here.

GET TO KNOW WILSON TOOL INTERNATIONAL
ANDY SHADRICK, MACHINIST

Andy Shadrick

As a senior in high school in Davenport, IA, Andy Shadrick took part in a vocational program that focused on preparing participants for a career in manufacturing. After graduation, Andy went headfirst into the industry.

“My father was a machinist and I followed in his footsteps…”

In November 1977, Andy began his career with J.I. Case Company in Rock Island, IL the same place his father worked and would eventually retire from. After the shop he was working for was acquired by Wilson Tool International, Andy found himself in White Bear Lake, MN, in 2018. Along with Andy came the machines he’d been operating for nearly 20 years, machines he operates to this day.

With decades in the industry, Andy has seen his share of changes in shop operations over the years. “Back when I started, the machines were controlled with a tape…now we’re quite a few years into computer-controlled machines.”

When he’s not making quality parts at Wilson Tool International, Andy enjoys hunting, fishing, and woodworking, adding, “I have a CNC router, something I got into a few years back to give me something to look forward to in retirement.” Andy has been a wonderful addition to the Wilson Tool team; we’re glad to have his talents at work in the tableting division.

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FABTECH® 2019
Stop by our Punching, Bending and Additive booth to see the latest tooling solutions from Wilson Tool International.

November 11–14
Booth # A3114
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL USA

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THANKSGIVING CLOSURE
Wilson Tool’s Minnesota, USA headquarters will be closed November 28-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We thank you sincerely for your business in 2019 and wish you all a happy holiday season.