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Tool Steels

Selecting the proper tool steel and treatment for a stamping application can be a complex and confusing process. Let Dayton explain.

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Dayton's Engineered Clearance

Optimizing the die clearance is one of the most important steps to punching success. Too large or too tight, an improper clearance can lead to poor edge quality, reduced tool life, and more.

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Surface Treatments and Coatings for Improved Productivity

Dayton's leading-edge coatings and other unique surface treatments have been developed to improve inplant performance by increasing tool hardness and wear resistance.

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Problem Solving Guide

This troubleshooting guide can help you determine the cause for your broken, chipped, or worn punches. It can also help you select the best solution... including Dayton products and services.

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Improving Perforating Die Performance

Improving Perforating Die Performance

Research and testing have revealed that a radical increase in punch-to-matrix clearance can reduce burr height to the lowest point and increase tool life exponentially. This increased clearance is referred to as engineered clearance.

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Global leader in fabrication and stamping solutions

DAYTON PROGRESS  is the world-wide industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, punch blanks and metalstamping tools. Our full line of precision metal fabricating and stamping tooling includes: head type Versatile punches, ball lock punches, retainers, die buttons (matrixes) and die springs.

Only DAYTON PROGRESS can offer you...

DAYTON PROGRESS is the world-wide industry leader in the production of catalog and special punches, punch blanks and metalstamping tools. Our full line of precision metal fabricating and stamping tooling includes: head type Versatile punches, ball lock punches, retainers, die buttons (matrixes) and die springs.

Only DAYTON PROGRESS can offer you...

  • Shortest, most consistent delivery
    Our Firm Delivery Schedule reduces your leadtime, maintenance downtime and inventory.  
     
  • Broadest range of product  
    More variety than any other punch manufacturer. Turns your specials into standards, reducing delivery time and cost.  
     
  • Vast world-wide distributor network  
    Dayton trained distributors are nearby to assist you in product selection, problem solving and order placing to assure you of receiving the highest quality.  
     
  • No minimum order  
    Carry less inventory - order what you need when you need it.  
     
  • Highest level of technical support available  
    Help to solve your most demanding problems and maintain your productivity.  
     
  • More manufacturing facilities than any other supplier 
    The world-wide Dayton Team is dedicated to furnishing you with the highest quality, best value catalog and to-print special metal stamping tools.

No other punch supplier can offer you this list of benefits!