We're pretty good at Transfer Die Design too.
In fact... the bigger and more complex, the better.
That's where Velocity Design Service LLC shines. We have a combined 60 years in the tool and die industry and have an expansive tool chest of experience to leverage for your most demanding projects.
Not trying to brag, but hey, we're proud of our work.
We have the knowledge and expertise for your most complex die designs including, in-die tapping, hardware insertion, complex change-overs and pneumatic gagging. Velocity Design Service has the imagination and a ‘can-do’ attitude required to tackle your toughest of jobs. We are quick to adopt the latest advances in purchased die componentry. Making recommendations while striving to adhere to both the die shop and stamper’s preferred components and methodologies.
We look forward to meeting and exceeding your expectations!
Velocity Increases Profitability
With the trend of OEM's slimming down project timelines while increasing part complexity, this puts the tool shops on the critical path of most project timelines. At Velocity, we're well aware of this trend and are well-suited to aid in reducing the tool build lead time and reducing stress for tool shops and OEMs. There are larger firms out there, but you won't find one better at constantly producing high-quality tool designs on-time and on-budget. While those larger firms have good, qualified, experienced designers, they also have inexperienced designers. That influx of talent may result in inconsistent designs from one project to another. You won't experience any of that inconsistency with Velocity. We only have the most experienced professionals working to solve your tool design problems.
Velocity also makes you more profitable because our designs are ready to program. No need for one of your designers or programmers to import and tweak the geometry. As soon as our 3D CAD files are sent, you can start programming, getting you closer to cutting chips.
Regardless if you use Solidworks, Visi / Vero, Catia, AutoCAD Inventor, or anything else, our Siemens NX based designs will cleanly interface with whatever you're working with.
Design reviews rarely happen on a drafting board anymore. When it’s time to review progress, we’ll host web-based conferences where we can share screens and dive into all the relevant details necessary for a successful project completion. We’ll send 2d and/or 3d review files, if requested, at any point you require them. If you'd like to learn more about our step-by-step process, click here.
We believe that the combination of our experience, talent, work ethic, customer focus and sheer speed will be of great benefit to your team. VDS is committed to helping you achieve lower lead times, allowing you to capture more work, while maintaining reasonable engineering overhead. Give us the opportunity to bid on your outsourced design work, or let us benchmark against your current internal design resources. We’re confident that you’ll see a notable reduction in lead time with reasonable costs. We want to earn your trust. We know that you’ll find that our talent and professionalism will meet or surpass your highest expectations.
To Transfer or to Progressive-Feed Parts?
This may be obvious to some of the visitors to this site, but to others it may not be. So we’ll give you a quick run-down on the basic pros and cons of both progressive die and transfer die manufacturing. There are obviously other ways to produce a bent metal part, but those are the two we’re going to focus on as they are the two main processes we design tools for... While we do not offer consulting or part design services, we do know quite a lot about progressive and transfer dies.
The most obvious difference between progressive and transfer dies is how the parts are moved from station to station. In transfer dies, rails that are mounted on the press simultaneously pick up every part within the press and move them to the next station. In progressive dies, scrap material connects parts which aid in moving parts from one station to the next (there are several ways to accomplish this as well).
Pros and Cons of Transfer Dies
Transfer dies can allow for more flexibility in part design and the process can allow for parts to be rotated and flipped during the transfer process. The process also allows for large, deep parts to be moved at a rapid clip. If the material being stamped is excessively expensive, transfer dies may be more economical due to the lower scrap rates.
Unfortunately, there are often times a heavy cost involved in the die itself and the motion control systems required to move parts.
Pros and Cons of Progressive Dies
Producing parts with progressive dies is one of the more common ways of producing a large volume of parts in a short amount of time. If part and die design allow, many progressive dies can run unattended for large stretches of time. They also only require one press, where transfer dies often involve more than one.
While the process can be very efficient, there are some downsides as well. Progressive dies typically cost more than transfer dies and they require a certain type of press to be utilized. It needs to be open ended to both feed and eject parts from either side of the press. They also require a feeder system as well. There is also more scrap generated as the parts are moved between stations with a strip of scrap material between the parts.
Please reach out if you have any further questions. We look forward to working with you.