Tom Vacca

Director of Tooling and Design Engineering
Micro Co.
140 Belmont Drive
Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Phone: 732-302-0800
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Stamping | Articles | STAMPING Journal

Ask the Stamping Expert: What are the best practices for progressive-die maintenance?

June 5, 2014 | By Tom Vacca

Q: I manage a toolroom of 15 toolmakers. We supply the automotive connector industry primarily. I am looking for best practices on progressive-die maintenance. Do you recommend any die maintenance procedures? A: I am literally inundated with questions on the proper way to maintain progressive...

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Ask the Stamping Expert: 10 design laws for tool designers

October 27, 2009 | By Tom Vacca

Tool design shortcuts, oversights, and errors can be costly. Following some fundamental design laws can help you anticipate and prevent possible problems, simplify operation and maintenance, and improve production and quality.

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