Seth Cook

Omni-X Co.
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Tube and Pipe Fabrication | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Custom or standard?

May 13, 2008 | By Seth Cook

Fabricators have two broad choices in the bend tooling they select: standard or custom. Using standardized tooling provides cost-effective versatility. A well developed tooling inventory can accommodate nearly any bending job. On the other hand, custom tooling is designed for speed and efficiency. Customized tools make one part and one part only as fast as possible. The trade-offs boil down to time and money: standardized tooling requires more time to set up but costs less. With custom tooling, changeover is quick, but the tooling costs more.

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