Automatic Hardware Insertion Tooling

One of our Tier 2 automotive supply customers came to us with a part they wanted to run in their stamping department. For this high-volume project to be profitable for them, they felt they needed to insert hardware into the progressive stamping die to produce a complete part, reducing their labor requirement.

Our design team worked with their engineering staff to model a concept and find the insertion unit that would work best for their application. In 12 weeks, WMPI built this tool and had it debugged, set up on our full feed line, and running at the targeted run rate in our 200-ton press. In the end, this insertion reduced the part cost by $.42 and we delivered tooling to another happy customer.

Automatic Hardware Insertion Tooling

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Project Details

Product Description

Automotive Air Bag Tooling

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Progressive tool building
Insertion tooling
Hard milling
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 24”
Width: 60”
Tightest Tolerances ±.0005”
Material Used A-2, D-2, M-2, CPM, 4140, Carbon Steel
Max Material Finish 125Ra
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed First Article, CMM, Inspection Gage, 500 piece runoff
Lead Time 14 Weeks
Industry for Use Automotive
Volume Tooling designed to run 1,000,000 hits
Delivery Location Western, USA
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing, customer die standards, First Article approval, Runoff
Product Name

Progressive die with in-die insertion unit