High quality tooling from Impax Tooling Solutions®

The Impax Tooling Solutions® division of Wilson Tool manufactures a full selection of high quality punch and die components, including standard shapes, round forms, special 2D shapes and the widest selection of special shapes available anywhere.

We also support your nitrogen and die spring requirements as well as other critical die components.

Special Tooling

Impax offers a wide range of special tooling to a variety of industries

Varied Processes

Our Impax Special tooling can be custom designed for the following manufacturing processes: Tube Expansion • Cold Forging/Heading • Fastener Heading • Broaching • Extruding • Drawing • Fine Blanking • Plastic Injection Molding • Bending • Stamping

Many Industries Served

As the premier tooling supplier for the metal stamping industry we provide standard and custom design tooling for many industries including: electronics, food & beverage, medical, automotive, window & door, ammunitions, HVAC, general manufacturing, motor vehicles, and more.

Tool Steel Options

Choosing the right tool steel for your application can make a measurable impact on your performance

HP Accu-Lock® Special Retainer Inserts

Create retainers in-house with HP Accu-Lock® Special Retainer inserts

Do It Yourself

Create, modify and reuse special retainers on site and on demand with HP Accu-Lock® Retainer Inserts by Wilson Tool.

HP Accu-Lock® simplifies the use of special retainers by eliminating the need for complicated jigs, inspection fixtures and specialized knowledge to machine ball holes into the punch plate. In fact, HP Accu-Lock® eliminates the ball hole. Punches are held securely in place with a straight-line machined hole that can easily be created in-house.

Shorter Lead Times and Less Waste Means Lower Costs

Purchasing custom retainers for a special request is costly and can add weeks to a job. With HP Accu-Lock®, you can not only create your own special retainers in-house but also modify and reuse existing retainers. Cut your lead times from several weeks to a day and significantly reduce waste.

Performance Enhancing Punch Coatings

Punch coatings enhance tool life and performance to levels far beyond that of untreated tool steels


Optima<sup>®</sup> Coating

Our most popular coating for piercing, blanking, and trimming, with a micro hardness of 3500, Optima® far exceeds the hardness levels that can be achieved with conventional steels and will outlast untreated tools up to 5-7 times. 


Optimax<sup>®</sup> Coating

Optimax® is a multi layer coating, with a base of Optima and a second layer of molybdenum disulfide. It works well in materials prone to galling, and in applications where part lubrication has been reduced or eliminated.



This coating excels in piercing and forming of non-ferrous materials, including aluminum, copper and brass. It has a hardness of 3500 HV, a coefficient of friction of 0.55, and equals improved wear resistance and added toughness.



Forte® is a proprietary multi-layer nano coating that is a great alternative to a CVD coating. It's a good choice for high-pressure applications and punching and forming for high and low alloy steel in all thicknesses.

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