A tool with a top portion (clamped to the ram of a press), a bottom portion (clamped to the bolster of the press), and the supporting elements of the tool. Used in many press operations including blanking, drawing, forging, shearing, and forming.
Chipping away at fabricating success - by Dan Davis If you walk into a fabrication shop today, you more than likely are going to see a machining center on the shop floor. It's not that these shops are chasing machining work; they are just looking to add more manufacturing services to win more business from their current customer base.
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