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Punch press tooling that outperforms

The Wilson Tool punching division drives the industry with new levels of tool quality, service, delivery and innovation for the punch press.

Whether you need standard or special shapes; thick or thin turret tooling; Wiedemann®, Salvagnini® or Trumpf® style, we’ve got a solution to improve your performance.

Introducing a New Tooling Choice
for the AITS® System

Until now, you’ve only had one tooling choice for your Amada
AITS system. Wilson Tool proudly introduces iSeries: tooling that is fully compatible with AITS, including new features and benefits to speed production. Contact us today to learn more about iSeries tooling and why Wilson Tool is the superior choice for AITS compatible tooling.

Make It “Click” with
Connective Forms

The same tools you use to make some common forms can make quick and secure fasteners. You can join two parts together without spot welding, screwing or purchasing additional hardware. Find out how you can use a louver, extrusion or half-shear tool to create a connective form and cut out additional processes.
You can also explore our tooling made specifically for the purpose of fastening and locating without a second step or additional hardware.

Just Replace the Business End

And save the other 80%. Replaceable insert tooling doesn’t just create less waste, it makes good business sense. With solutions like EXP® Quick-Change Punch Technology, the Trumpf 2-4-1 System and the HP DuraBlade® Replaceable Parting System you can change out tooling in seconds, save money on tooling replacement, save storage space and reduce your long-term cost of ownership. Why throw away most of your tooling when only part needs replacing? Reduce waste, lower costs and get more efficient with replaceable insert technology.


Punch Coatings & Treatments

Increase performance to levels far beyond untreated tool steels



Optima® coating outlasts untreated tools by as much as seven times. It yields more hits between sharpenings, reduces galling in stainless and galvanized steels, and is unaffected by sharpening. With a surface hardness of 95 Rockwell C, it exceeds the hardness levels achieved with untreated steels.



Wilson Tool's Wearbeater is a titanium nitride (TiN) coating that helps reduce galling and extends punch life in certain applications.


Slip-Max<sup>®</sup> Coating

Available only from Wilson Tool, Slip-Max® greatly increases punch life and reduces galling when piercing aluminum. Slip-Max is also very effective in resolving challenging stripping problems when punching or forming stainless steel and aluminum.


Nitrex<sup>®</sup> Surface Treatment

Nitrex® high endurance surface enhancement increases punch press tooling life by several times that of ordinary tooling. Our patented process provides a surface hardness of HRC-70, increasing long-term durability. Nitrex® is also reduces punch wear and galling when piercing galvanized materials.


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