Manufacturing tools are devices that transform unformed materials and semi-finished products into finished products by mechanical action.
In industrial production, several such processes are usually interlinked to form a single process. In metalworking, for example, the sequence of extrusion or drop forging and machining is frequently used.
Tools interact directly with the workpiece, while machine tools generate the necessary movement. Examples of tools in this context are
- Dies for extrusion
- Die for drop forging
- Milling cutters and turning tools for machining
#1 Definition tool
Tools for manufacturing (also: machining tools) work according to simple mechanical principles such as forming or cutting. They are used in machines and change the shape of the workpieces.
#2 Meaning of the tool
Tools are used in the production of O-rings and flat gaskets. While flat gaskets are stamped from a flat raw material, O-rings are shaped by injection molding or compression molding.