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Connective Forms Help You Put It All Together

Challenge: Fastening or joining parts together requires a secondary process like spot welding, screwing and/or purchasing additional hardware.
 
Solution: Connective form tools help you assemble without screws, welds and clips using punches and dies you may already have. These tools speed manufacturing while reducing your COGs.

Watch Forming Tools Make Connectors

Punch fasteners directly into components using these common tools. Strong, lasting connections are made quickly and easily in the punch press.


Creative Ways to Join Parts

There’s no need for time consuming secondary operations when you can use forming tools to punch fasteners right in the punch press. Download this flyer for a brief overview of tools – some of which you may already own – that help you connect parts without extra steps.

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Make Quicker Fasteners with
These Familiar Forming Tools

The tools you might have on your shelf can be used to speed up connecting processes.
Use these and snap your parts into place.

Image showing the form created by a louver tool
Louver Tool

The Louver Tool from Wilson Tool has a universal holder design including a spring loaded adjusting plunger for quick and easy length adjustments without the need for shims.Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Half Shear tool
Half Shear

The Half Shear from Wilson Tool is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to put in shear buttons and spot welding locators to the accuracy of your punch press. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by an Extrusion tool
Extrusion

Extrusions can be used in a broad spectrum of applications, such as self-tapping screws, cooling tube holders, air flow applications or tread plate. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

These Innovative Solutions Make Connecting a Snap

These six joining tools were created with quick, lean fastening in mind.

Image showing the form created by a Lance & Form tool
Lance & Form

Lance and Forms are a great tool for a variety of applications, including air flow, decoration, card guides, location markers, shear tabs, wire harnesses and clip attachments. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Thread Form tool
Thread Form

A Thread Form is a great solution for eliminating secondary operations where a threaded hole is required in thin material. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Thread Loop tool
Thread Loop

A Thread Loop is a great solution for eliminating secondary operations where a threaded hole is required. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Triple Lock tool
Triple Lock

A Triple Lock Tool creates a form that is used to secure nuts and bolts in your material. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Hinge Tool
Hinge Tools

Hinge tools allow you to fabricate complete panels with their own integrated hinges thereby eliminating costly hardware, fitting and line-up assembly. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf

Image showing the form created by a Zip-Tech tool
Zip-Tech

The Zip-Tech lance and form tool fabricates snaps to join metal parts together without time-consuming and labor intensive welding or other fastening methods. Available in the following styles:

Murata Wiedemann®

Thick Turret

Fab/Thin Turret

Trumpf



Slice Secondary Operations with Forming Tools

Learn how this pizza oven manufacturer dramatically reduced time and cost associated with secondary welding operations when they switched to connective forming tools in the punch press.

Read the Article

Learn More Tips and Tricks for
Easy Part Connecting with Punch Tools

These additional resources will help you make more
valuable connections in your joining applications.

 

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