Precision Metal Stamping Assembly Services
Wiegel Tool Works (WTW) has partnered with leading OEM and Tier manufacturers for over 77 years to streamline all stamping production processes within one operation and produce metal stampings and assemblies with automated assembly and semi-automated assembly services. Industries we serve include aerospace, appliance, automotive, electric vehicle, electrical equipment, electronics, lighting, military and defense, solar, structural building components and telecommunications, among others.
For high volume production or prototype production, we can build complex progressive tooling that has the capabilities of joining components together in stamping production. Within our in-die assembly process, punch presses simultaneously produce stampings and assemble components to parts in one operation, reducing total production time. Stampings can also be produced in one operation and then placed in a secondary operation to assemble or insert components to stampings. Stamping assemblies can be designed to join multiple stamped parts together, plastic pieces, metal inserts, or insert hardware components such as fasteners, screw machine parts, bushings, nuts, and studs to metal stampings. Assembly processes include threading, staking, tapping, hardware insertion, parallel stamping of different parts, joining, stacking, welding, and riveting.
Our team of highly-skilled engineers provide design assistance, recommendations for material and plating selections, and offer cost savings ideas for part and tool designs using the latest 3D CAD modeling software, Siemens NX. Using the most sophisticated CAD software in the industry, our engineers can design and debug progressive dies and model part production through on-screen simulations prior to actual production, preventing issues and optimizing process efficiencies.
With a fully equipped tool room, we are capable of manufacturing complex progressive tooling for stamping assembly production “in house” instead of seeking assistance from an outside tool and die shop. The close alignment between our tool room and engineering team allows us to make necessary tooling changes and adjustments in real-time.
Stamping component features include automated in-die assembled, bi-metal, coated, coined, compliant pin (eye of the needle), countersunk, critical dimensions, EB welded, embossed, enameled, eyelets, flat, formed, heat-treated, IDC slots, inlay, multiple stamping, numbering, precious metal-plated, reeled, shape critical, skived, strain relief, surface critical, surface mounted, tapped, threaded, tip coin and tuning forks.
Streamline your supply chain and produce reliable stamping assemblies with Wiegel Tool Works, the leading metal stamping and tooling manufacturer who deploys sophisticated production and quality controls.
Our Production Parts
Wiegel Tool Works produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We specialize in manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Family owned and operated since 1941, we’ve designed production tooling and mass-produced a range of custom, precision metal stamping assemblies of various complexities and strict requirements including:
- Brake Components
- Compression Limiters
- Crush Bushings
- Engine Components
- Furniture Parts
- Fuse Boxes
- Fuse Clips
- Heat Sinks
- Hose Clamps
- Lead Frames
- Lighting Components
- Press-fit Pins
- Printer Cartridge Blades
- Rolled Bushings
- Seat Belt Buckle (Steel Tongue)
- Selective Plated Lead Frames
- Selective Plated Terminals
- Sensor Components
- Terminals, Contacts and Connectors
- Transmission Components
- Transmission Lead Frames
- Wire and Cable Connectors
- Wire Formed Fasteners
- Wire Formed Hooks
- Wire Formed Springs
- Wire Formed Terminals
Although each metal has its own blend of mechanical, chemical and surface properties, our knowledgeable engineering and production teams have decades of experience and can achieve optimum results from a variety of metals. Our team develops the right tooling techniques to ensure the unique properties of any metal are yielding exactly what our customers require for their metal stampings. Material types we commonly work with include:
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
Part Specifications Include:
- Minimum Part Length/Width: 0.25 in (6.35 mm)
- Maximum Part Length/Width: 24 in (609.6 mm)
- Part Diameter: 0.25 in (6.35 mm) to 24 in (609.6 mm)
- Part Thickness: .002 in (.051 mm) to .375 in (9 mm)
- Tolerance: +/- .001 in (+/- .025 mm)
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel Tool Works, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
The press monitoring system tracks production OEE and offers real-time data feedback reporting from every press on the shop floor. Data collected is used to drive efficiency and eliminate downtime so raw material is processed through machines quicker, parts are coming off the presses at accelerated speeds and parts are delivered and in the hands of our customers on time. We ensure the consistent production of 100% quality stamping assemblies with zero defects and meet stringent customer requirements using multiple in-die sensors and in-line camera vision systems that inspect critical dimensions of all running parts at high speed and high accuracy during the production process.
Wiegel Tool Works invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective products. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment and superior quality control, Wiegel Tool Works can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel Tool Works is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost-saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel Tool Works. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel Tool Works. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and an invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel Tool Works lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel Tool Works helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes, and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.
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