Lodent Precision Press Tools

Overview

Lodent Precision have many years’ experience in the design and manufacture of the following types of tooling:

  • Progression Tools up to 4M in Length an 1.5M Coil width.
  • Tri Axis Transfer Tooling
  • Robotic Transfer Tooling
  • Tandem Dies
  • Single Operation Tools
  • Blank Tools
  • Shear Tools
  • Prototype Soft Tooling
  • Class A Panel Tooling
  • Bright Work Tooling
  • Deep Draw Tooling

Simulation & Process Development

Lodent Precision Ltd recommended first step is to prove the process of manufacture.

We first layout a process for the manufacture of the component (‘A’ Layout) which will show all forming and cutting operations from a flat pierce of material to a finished component.

Our in-house designers will then layout the forming surfaces. This will then be sent to one of our preferred third party contractors for simulation and process development.

Utilising the very latest industry standards of simulation software to refine and develop the best possible solution for forming to ensure we eliminate issues such as splitting and wrinkling within the component in the process of forming.

They will also highlight any feasibility issues within the component design which can then be discussed with the customer to resolve the areas of concern.

Utilising advanced incremental software and the ability to accurately analyse the forming limit diagram, Lodent Precision are able to predict the common defects such as wrinkles, splitting, thinning, thickening and spring back.

Tool Design

Upon the successful outcome through simulation of the process and customer approval we will commence tool design.

This would be either designed in-house by one of our highly experienced designers or placed with one of our preferred sub contract design houses.

The tool will be designed in the most cost-effective manner for the customer with minimum production material utilisation.

Lodent Precision will not skimp on material and the tool will be designed to withstand the day to day pressure of high volume manufacturing.

We pride ourselves on the fact that our tools are designed strong enough to take a miss feed in the press and continue to produce quality parts with minimal maintenance and disruption to your production schedule.