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April 9, 2014
Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses
Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses.... Read more...

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October 7, 2013
Punching up forms on a turret press
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of CIM-Canadian Industrial Machinery. For more stories on machining and fabricating in the Canadian metalworking market, visit www.cimindustry.com . From... Read more...

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August 1, 2013
Punch tooling strategy for punching thousands and thousands of holes
At Carter Day International in Minneapolis it’s all about separation, in a literal sense. A 100-employee company, the equipment manufacturer has been making agricultural and petrochemical processing machines for more than a century.... Read more...

Product

July 11, 2013
Punch technology allows fast punch switching times
Wilson Tool Intl. offers EXP™ punch technology for Fab/thin turret-style tooling. It features a standard holder with universal punches, allowing fabricators to replace only the punch to speed punch switching times. The punches come... Read more...

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March 5, 2013
Wilson tool donates equipment to Anoka Tech for training
Wilson Tool International®, a provider of tooling for sheet metal fabrication in White Bear Lake, Minn., has donated a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn. The grinder, which sharpens punch press tooling, will be used to... Read more...

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February 25, 2013
Wilson Tool changes name of two Canadian divisions
Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has changed the name of Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool to Wilson Tool Canada. The new name more accurately represents the integration... Read more...

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January 22, 2013
Wilson Tool establishes new Spanish website
Wilson Tool International, a maker of tooling for sheet metal manufacturing, White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of a new version of its website at www.wilsontool.com/Spanish/index.aspx. The website offers simple navigation through... Read more...

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December 18, 2012
Wilson Tool appoints new executives
Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has announced the appointments of Chris Lawless as president and Paul... Read more...

Product

November 28, 2012
Guide assemblies feature tool-free punch length adjustment
Wilson Tool International® has introduced HPX™ guide assemblies for thick-turret tooling, combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one package. The guide assemblies combine EXP punch tooling — which... Read more...

Article

October 23, 2012
First to the punch
Producing more parts in less time is the new reality for fabricators looking to get ahead. Today’s high-mix job shops produce less volume per part, but process more jobs, shifting the focus from increasing machine uptime to shortening... Read more...

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September 24, 2012
Wilson Tool acquires Toolspress
Wilson Tool Intl., Swindon, U.K., manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Italian press... Read more...

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June 26, 2012
Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages
Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website... Read more...

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January 12, 2012
Wilson Tool announces acquisition of Brazilian tool manufacturer
Wilson Tool International has announced that it has acquired Milling Puncionadeiras of Sao Paolo, Brazil, a manufacturer of punch press and ironworker tooling for the fabrication industry in Brazil. "Wilson Tool has been doing business in... Read more...

Article

January 6, 2012
Press brake tooling strategies: Go with the flow
Job shops live and die on their ability to maximize throughput. They need to be nimble enough to meet ever-changing customer needs. Efficiency is everything; the less work-in-process, the better. Any bottleneck or additional setup during... Read more...

Product

November 27, 2011
Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies
Wilson Tool International® has introduced patent-pending EXP™ punch technology. According to the company, it is the first tooling to offer standard holders with universal punches. The punch holders are designed to fit in all... Read more...

Product

April 25, 2011
Tool deburrs parts on punch press
Wilson has introduced a tool that deburrs parts on the punch press. Available for TRUMPF® or thick-turret-style punch presses, the tool coins a small chamfer on the cut edge to deburr straight lines or arcs, including acute angles and very small... Read more...

Article

January 10, 2011
Maximize bending throughput on a budget
In a perfect world every job shop manager would have the capital to buy that shiny new press brake with all the bells and whistles and retool the shop with new punches and dies to ensure maximum throughput. In the real world, the one with... Read more...

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December 2, 2010
Through thick and thin, punching tooling can help
Ask a metal fabricator what’s on his plate and he’s likely to say “plate.“ The days of processing only thin sheet metal parts have gone the way of the five-week lead-time. Job shops and OEMs are processing metals of... Read more...

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November 15, 2010
Wilson Tool acquires Exacta Precision, Exacta FabTool
Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., has acquired Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool of Toronto. Exacta is a supplier of tooling for the fabrication and stamping industries. There will be no immediate change in operations for... Read more...

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November 12, 2010
Another day, another economic recovery
Pizza never tasted so good. That thought probably crossed at least one employee’s mind at the end of March 2009, when managers at Ometek Inc. threw a small pizza party in the company cafeteria. It was no big hurrah, but the get-together... Read more...

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May 17, 2010
Wilson Tool opens office in Mexico
Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., has opened a new office in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The new office provides tooling systems, sales, and support. Jay Dienst, Wilson Tool’s vice president of sales for North and Latin America,... Read more...

Article

February 8, 2010
Bending perforated weathering steel: Not a pedestrian challenge
It's not surprising that Steve Horn, a New Yorker to the core, uses a pizza crust to describe one of the most unusual jobs to pass through his Brooklyn fab shop. The president of Sure Iron Works took on the job of fabricating two pedestrian... Read more...

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October 1, 2009
Tapping into new capabilities on punching machines
Three years ago Sureway Tool & Engineering, Franklin Park, Ill., purchased a new precision punch press. Today the company is starting to tap into its full capabilities. The company was no stranger to punching, having been involved with CNC... Read more...

Product

August 11, 2009
Tool offers alternative to replacing entire die in parting applications
Wilson Tool's Dura-Die parting tool with replaceable die inserts offers punch press fabricators an alternative to replacing the entire die in parting applications. The replaceable inserts are engineered with the company's Ultima® premium... Read more...

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July 15, 2009
Wilson Tool opens South Africa office
Wilson Tool International, an independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, announced today it has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new... Read more...

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April 14, 2009
Punch tooling innovations help achieve lean goals
Time is money. Whether a company is building dies or stamping parts, finding new ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs is crucial to overall success. A number of tooling innovations have been developed to help die builders and stampers... Read more...

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November 25, 2008
Punching on demand
Dean Wilson has never been afraid of taking on a challenge. As executive vice president of manufacturing for King Electrical Mfg. Co., the heating products company that his father founded in 1958, he has tackled his share. But none has been... Read more...

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June 17, 2008
Setting the stage for press brake productivity
Sheet metal fabricators often find themselves with this dilemma: What's more efficient for their customers may create more inefficiency for themselves. In a lean manufacturing world these shops are seeking ways for both parties to maximize... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Wilson Tool appoints VP of sales for North, Latin America
Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has appointed Jay Dienst as vice president of sales for North and Latin America. Dienst is responsible for planning and directing all... Read more...

Product

December 11, 2007
Press brake clamping components eliminate need for set screws
The PowerExpress® die clamp and Express Clamp® die holder from Wilson Tool International® are designed to eliminate the need for set screws in press brakes to speed die changes. The automated hydraulic die clamp provides one-touch... Read more...

Product

November 6, 2007
Punch tools extend A-dimension forming range
The A PLUS ™ series line of TRUMPF-style special tools from Wilson Tool International® is designed to extend the range of forming in the A-dimension, allowing longer and larger forms. The tools include louvers, card guides, electrical... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Toro trims waste with press brake tooling upgrade
In a world of on-demand, lean manufacturing, sheet metal fabricators have to be flexible to succeed, nimbly switching gears when new projects and change orders arise. But even the best fabricating shop is only as flexible as its machinery and... Read more...

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June 27, 2007
Wilson Tool appoints new CEO
Wilson Tool International has named Brian Robinson as its new CEO. Robinson, a Wilson Tool employee since 1991 and co-president since 1999, has full responsibility and authority to manage Wilson Tool and all its subsidiaries worldwide. After 41... Read more...

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April 18, 2007
Wilson Tool honored as Manufacturer of the Year
Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., an independent tooling manufacturer for sheet metal fabrication, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award is given annually to companies that best exemplify lean... Read more...

Article

January 9, 2007
Punching through complacency to win a bid
Sometimes a new business prospect provides a catalyst for change. Sometimes that change makes an entire business more successful. For Anderson Metals, a full-service sheet metal fabrication shop in Greenwood, S.C., both proved to be true. More... Read more...

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January 9, 2007
Safety still pressing for press brakes
The leading trend in press brake safety is to protect the operator without sacrificing speed or hampering operators' ability to work productively, according to press brake and safety equipment manufacturers. This goal is achieved with... Read more...

Product

October 10, 2006
Press brake tooling designed for TRUMPF, LVD-style machines
Wilson Tool International® has launched its WT press brake tooling for TRUMPF-style and LVD-style press brakes. The line offers 10 standard punch profiles from 120 to 220 mm and 17 different dies from 6 to 50 mm. Special profiles, tip radii,... Read more...

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September 12, 2006
Leaning on press brake tooling
Staged bending can make short runs more cost-effective because each part is handled only once. Most of today's original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers have embraced the principles of lean... Read more...

Article

July 11, 2006
Powering up with a punch
For 45 years Generac Power Systems has helped homeowners and businesses withstand the unpredictable forces of Mother Nature with standby power-generation equipment. So when the company's Eagle, Wis., metal fabrication facility needed to... Read more...

Product

April 11, 2006
Sheet metal marking tool handles various materials
The Multi-Scribe™ sheet metal marking tool from Wilson Tool International® handles various materials and is suitable for conventional sheet scribing or dot-matrix marking. The tool marks part, serial or tracking numbers, names, and... Read more...

Product

September 13, 2005
Dies designed for punching abrasive, high tensile strength materials
Wilson Tool International® now offers Ultima™ premium tool steel dies for its HP™ thick-turret line. The dies are designed to improve tool life when punching materials that are abrasive or have high tensile strength. The company... Read more...

News

June 14, 2005
Wilson Tool launches parts, accessories division
Wilson Tool International® has launched its Xtra™ parts and accessories division. Available products include replacement clamp assemblies, turret keys, tooling cabinets, alignment tools, hand tools, and punch and die grinders. Read more...

Product

November 9, 2004
New steel extends punch life
Wilson Tool's Ultima™ premium tool steel has been engineered to extend tool life when punching abrasive materials and materials with high tensile strength. The new composition reduces cutting edge microchipping. According to the company,... Read more...

Article

August 10, 2004
How to reduce press brake setup times
Despite these innovations, even the most advanced shops encounter bottlenecks in their press brake areas. While these bottlenecks cannot be attributed to a single factor, fabricators can make several changes to help reduce lengthy setup... Read more...

Product

July 13, 2004
Dies address slug-pulling problems
Impax Tooling Solutions offers the Slug Hugger® 2 die designed to address problems caused by slug pulling. The tool is the next generation of the original Slug Hugger die, a slug-pulling system for turret punch press tooling from Wilson Tool,... Read more...