DAYTools software includes a robust retainer design tool located in the lower right corner of the main screen.
The Multi-Position / Multi-Location retainer designer offers a few different ways to save your creation. Only the 3rd option allows you to re-load and continue to modify your creation.
- Exporting to CSV will create a comma-delimited text file of the features and dimensions used in your creation. Very few users can benefit from this format so Dayton discourages you from using this option.
- Export to CAD DATA offers several formats (DWG, STEP, IGES, DXF, etc). These files can be loaded into your design application.
- The most versatile Load and Save option handles "DAT" files. Dayton recommends that you always save your creation in the DAT format. You can export to CAD after you save an editable DAT file.
The DAT format is what you supply to your Dayton Distributor for pricing.
Flat or Contoured Surface
These easy-to-install self-contained strippers attach to standard catalog retainers with multiple spring pressure options. The compact robust design is ideal for newer high strength steels.
Cost-Effective Alternative to Custom Spring Strippers
Posi-Strip™ Features and Benefits
The Posi-Strip Punch Stripping System features a self-contained punch stripping unit for applications where large stripper plates or pads do not fit or cannot be shaped to custom contours. The compact, all-in-one design is a lower-cost alternative to custom built steel spring strippers. It is the ideal solution for holding material in compact spaces. Every punch can have its own designated stripper for more versatility and added flexibility within the die.
Each Posi-Strip unit utilizes its own custom spring, dependent on length and stripping force required. The soft bronze portion comfortably and closely encases the punch point for a clean stripping action that will not deform or damage the work piece during operation. The complete assembly is held together with a threaded backing plug that can be easily removed and restored without requiring special tools. With fewer assembly components, the self-contained unit minimizes the risk of lost items or tooling damage caused by displaced items.
Reduce setup and design time with an easily configured stripper. The small body and simple design make it easy to add to any die set that requires a unique punch stripping application.
A single product code gives you the stripper size, punch shape and force you need. The standardized catalog product code can be expanded to a custom contour defined in your CAD file, or you can order the stripper for your own in-house contour machining. This versatile product can be ordered as a standard catalog item, with no need to order as a special item.
Posi-Strip stripper units are easily paired to industry-standard Dayton punch retainers and can just as easily replace expensive strippers from other manufacturers. Posi-Strip is designed with a housing that mounts effortlessly to most industry standard retainers for a virtually unnoticeable footprint in the die.
- 11 standard shapes, 77 classified shapes, and blank units available as standards
- Four spring pressures available: Extra Light Duty, Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty
- No special tools required for disassembly – standard spanner wrench is ideal
- Standard design can be used up to a 15° pierce angle. Compact/Extended Reach design is ideal for smaller spaces
- Low cost alternative to expensive custom-built spring strippers
- One piece self-contained unit – No loose parts
- Compact but durable design – Can be used in tight spaces
- Fits industry-standard Dayton ball lock and headed retainers: BRT, BRTB, BRTL, BRTBL, CRT, ART, ARTS, HRT, HRTB, HRTL, HRTBL, LRT, VRT, & VRTS
Ready to place instantly in your design, CAD data for Posi-Strip Punch Strippers is available here.
Specify punch type and point shape for each unique Posi-Strip application. The bronze stripper is manufactured for 0.3 mm / .012 inch clearance per side.
The easy-to-order product code defines the stripper’s body length, bronze insert, and spring type. Custom contoured bronze inserts can be defined with a supplied CAD file or drawing/print.
Each Posi-Strip Punch Stripper comes with a compression spring. You can choose the pressure of the spring from Extra Light Duty, Light Duty, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty.
The backing plug is used to locate the Posi-Strip unit with the punch shank.
The designed "F" length is critical. Altering the unit from the published "F" dimension may increase the chance of over-stroking. Over-stroking the unit could lead to premature or catastrophic failure.
Maximum deflection is specified on each Posi-Strip body. Compliance with this value is imperative to successful operation.
All spring data is lab tested.
Each Posi-Strip unit is designed and tested for a travel of 3 mm or .118 inches. If your application requires additional stroke, please call for more information.
The Backing Plug utilizes two small holes to assist in the installation and removal. The unit can be easily disassembled with a common spanner wrench.
If a spring shifts off-center during removal of the backing plug, realign by lightly tapping the stripper on the punch.
Use the provided socket head cap screw to install the Posi-Strip Punch Stripper to the retainer. The socket head cap screw fits in an elliptical mounting hole for flexibility when fastening to the retainer.
For proper fitting to the retainer, ensure that the Backing Plug is recessed below the surface of the stripper. Damage will occur if the backing plug is not recessed.
Custom Contour Bronze Insert
The bronze insert can be manufactured to contours specified in your CAD file or drawing/print. The contour can be up to 3 mm or .118 inches.
Posi-Strip Punch Strippers are designed to be easily disassembled with common tools like a spanner wrench.
Catalog # 886483
Each Posi-Strip Punch Stripper comes ready-assembled with a spring. Replacement springs can be ordered with a product code. Optional stripping forces are available.
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Extend operating life with well-chosen Dayton Lamina die springs
Die springs, an essential stamping die component, create the optimal pressure for restraining the sheet material in a fixed position while it is being pierced, formed, flanged, or trimmed. The springs also provide controlled return pressure for the die stripper to permit the punches and other die-mounted tools to evacuate the material during the press' return stroke.
Die springs are most commonly used to actuate strippers, but they can also be found behind form pressure pads and binder rings in draw dies. The goal is to provide adequate die spring pressure within the limited remaining space of the die.
Spring Selection Process
To select a die spring, you first should gather information about three different aspects of the die design: how much pressure is needed; what spring size and how many are needed to produce that pressure; and how far these springs must collapse or travel.
To determine spring pressure for a spring used in a stripper, first calculate the perforating pressure for the entire die. To do this, you need to know the thickness and shear strength of the part material as well as the length of shear or cutting distance. These elements multiplied together will give you the perforating pressure. The formula reads:
Perforating pressure = S × T × L
- S = Shear strength of the part material
- T = Part material thickness
- L = Total length of shear or cutting distance
A pressure equal to 10 to 15% of the total perforating pressure typically is used to actuate the stripper (the range accommodates the potential differences among spring manufacturers). This allows for the downward ram speed to align safely and engage the die shoe components into their guided, mated components before material contact.
As the ram moves down, the stripper makes contact with the part material and stops. The spring continues to compress, or travel, until the ram reaches the bottom of its stroke.
Stripping pressure = Perforating pressure × 0.10 to 0.15
Although the formula for determining pad pressure in a form die is different from that of a stripper, it must still contain the same three elements of (1) pressure, (2) quantity and size of springs, and (3) the travel. The pad pressure in a forming operation should be at least 1.5 times greater than the force required for bending the part.
Bending pressure = ((S × 0.166 × T2) / (T + R1/2 + R2/2)) × L
- S = Tensile strength
- T = Material thickness
- R1 = Radius on form punch
- R2 = Radius on form die
- L = Length of form
Pad pressure = Bending pressure × 1.5
A forming operation requires more pad pressure than a bending operation because of the need to control sheet material movement over the forms and maintain its new shape. The pad pressure also helps to prevent material from scoring or tearing as it is being formed.
Pressure requirements for binder rings in draw dies tend to be less scientific, determined by trial and error. It is not uncommon to find a note on a draw die design stating the spring requirement as "springs to suit."
As the binder ring holds the material in its locating position, the spring pressure required tends to be adjusted to eliminate the tearing and shearing that may occur while the material is being drawn or stretched. A too-high spring pressure will inhibit the drawing of the material, while too little pressure will draw material up the form and fail to provide a uniform wall thickness.
Spring Size and Quantity
The amount of available space in the die will help determine how many springs to use and what sizes to choose. Whenever possible, try using numerous low-pressure springs rather than a few high-pressure springs. This will reduce stress on the springs.
As long as the tool layout permits the necessary space, more springs of lower pressure allow for more evenly distributed pressure and a more balanced stripper pad. This enhances sheet material control throughout the complete press stroke. Also, if just one die spring becomes fatigued, the die pad will continue to operate with the other springs.
Die spring placement, when applicable, should be nearest the area being pierced, formed, flanged, or trimmed. This enhances the ability to locate the most pressure on the area being worked upon while maintaining sheet material control. The use of spring cams, retainer bolts, or spring pockets serve to guard the springs from debris and protect the tool die details in the event of a fatigued or broken die spring.
When springs are installed in a die, they are compressed approximately 0.125 inch. Called preload, this compression is necessary to keep the springs from working their way out of the die. As a side benefit, the preload reduces the shock associated with rapid loading and unloading of the die and increases the spring life.
The bottom of the stripper draws up just short of being flush with the end of the punch. This ensures that the part material strips completely off the end of the punch. When the press cycle starts, the ram begins to move downward. The stripper makes contact with the part material and stops. As the ram continues descending, the springs compress, allowing the punches to extend through the part material and into the die button until the ram reaches the bottom of its stroke. This compression is called stripper travel.
The travel of a spring is determined by the spring preload, thickness of the material, entry of the punch into the die button, and the distance the stripper hangs below the bottom of the punch. Put simply, preload plus the stripper travel equals the total spring travel.
The same is true in form and draw dies. Pressure pads or binder rings will also travel and compress the springs. Preload plus travel of the stripper or comparable component will give you the total travel of the spring.
To reduce stress and allow for maximum spring life, you should keep preload and travel to a minimum. The more rapidly a spring works in compressing and decompressing, the greater the fatigue factor. Slower-spring applications permit longer spring travels, longer spring life, and the ability to operate near maximum spring deflection levels. The faster a die spring cycles, the shorter the spring life expectancy. In such fast cycling applications, you should lower the spring deflection.
Now that you know the pressure, approximate size, and travel, you can begin the actual spring selection process. This starts by combining the three aspects of the die design. First, divide the total stripping force required by the number of springs to be used.
The selected spring must deliver the desired pressure at preload. To determine the pressure of the spring at a given preload, multiply the amount of preload by the amount of pressure the spring develops over one inch. Most spring catalogs give pressure ratings over one inch as well as various other amounts of compression or travel.
Keep in mind that the spring must offer sufficient travel within its normal operating range. For example, the maximum operating range of a medium-pressure spring is approximately 50% of the free, or static, length. The efficient operating range of this spring is between 10 and 35% of the free length. Higher-pressure springs will have a shorter range of travel.
Although springs will compress beyond the maximum operating range, you should avoid this at all cost. Compressing beyond maximum range will severely hinder spring life and could damage the die. It is also a good idea to choose a spring with extra travel to prevent over-traveling the spring after a tool has been re-sharpened.
Tough Under Pressure
Whatever your application might be, you can be sure that die springs from Dayton Lamina provide rugged, dependable performance. The brands of Dayton, Lamina, Danly-IEM, and Lempco offer a wide selection of NAAMS, ISO, and JIS standard springs.
What are “Conflict Minerals”?
Conflict minerals are defined as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries (DRC). There is concern that armed groups are using the proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals to fund conflicts and worsen the emergency humanitarian crisis in that region. To address these issues, the United States enacted a rule under the Dodd-Frank Act which requires publicly held companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals and ensure responsibility in their mineral supply chain.
Conflict Minerals Position Statement
Dayton Progress manufactures and distributes punches, die components, die details, and related metalstamping/forming tools. Dayton Progress supports the Act’s goal of ending violence, human rights violations, and environmental devastation in the specified countries. We are committed to supporting our customers’ activity to comply with the conflict minerals rule and other requirements under the Act. Thus, to assist our valued customers that may be engaged in due diligence regarding compliance with the Act, we are sharing this Conflict Minerals Position Statement.
Expectations for Suppliers
In support of Dayton Progress’ position on conflict minerals, suppliers are expected to supply materials to Dayton Progress that are "DRC Conflict-Free". Dayton Progress’ suppliers are expected to support industry requirements to heighten traceability efforts and are expected to exercise responsible practices in conflict mineral supply chains. Dayton Progress’ suppliers are expected to understand the source of any conflict minerals used in our products, source responsibly, and not knowingly provide Dayton Progress with any products containing conflict minerals. Please be advised that the most recent version of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) can be found, along with training materials, at www.conflictfreesmelter.org.
It has been, and always will be, Dayton Progress’ goal to be a good corporate citizen and support our valued customers to the best of our ability. We continuously update and enhance our compliance efforts and will continue to share relevant information to our customers. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact your local Dayton Progress Sales Representative or Compliance Specialist.
Systems with altered display settings may present errors in DAYTools. Form elements and buttons may not be correctly positioned or may not appear at all. The following may help to resolve display problems.
On the main screen for DAYTools, click on the Swiss Army knife icon in the lower right. Make sure that the box for "Enable Form Resize" is checked.
In the Windows Control Panel, ensure that text is displayed at the default 100%.
Newer versions of Windows may display this control like this:
Windows 8 introduced support for High DPI displays. You can toggle support for High DPI by right-clicking on the DAYTools program icon (on the desktop or in the Start menu). Choose "Properties" and then configure the "Compatibility" tab.
For additional DAYTools support, please contact us.
In February 2014, Dayton Progress Corporation and Anchor Lamina America announced their merger as Dayton Lamina. Dayton Lamina's full line of tooling includes everything in your bill of materials: punches, die buttons, pins & bushings, wear & guide components, die springs, cams, die details, punch retainers and more.
Effective January 5, 2015, all packing lists and invoices are issued by Dayton Lamina Corporation. A notice on both documents states:
Please note that effective 1/5/2015, Dayton Progress and Anchor Lamina combined to become Dayton Lamina Corporation. Orders previously placed with these two individual companies could be included in this invoice/packing list.
What We Need To Do
To ensure a smooth transition, we need your help with a few changes. Please take a moment to do the following, if you purchase from us directly:
- Update your records with our payment information
- Download our new W-9 form (US customers only)
- Supply your tax exempt form with Dayton Lamina as the supplier (US customers only)
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
1 – New Payment Information
Payments should be made to Dayton Lamina Corporation with new remit-to addresses.
Please note that a delay in the receipt and processing of your payments may occur if the four digit zip code extension is not used and/or if the remittance address is not printed in black or blue ink.
For standard delivery, please remit to:
Dayton Lamina Corporation
P.O. Box 77000
Detroit, MI 48277-1830
For overnight delivery, please remit to:
Dayton Lamina Corporation
ATTN: Dayton Lamina Corp.
9000 Haggerty Road
Belleville, MI 48111-1632
For Wire or ACH transfers:
Dayton Lamina Corporation
c/o Chase Bank
40 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Wire Routing #021000021
ACH Routing #044000037
Check ABA Routing #044000037
Swift Code #CHASUS33
If you are transferring funds to our bank, please email a list of invoices being paid to DAYTON LAMINA at ARPay@daytonprogress.com or send via fax (937) 847-5737 to the attention of Tanya Rice so that we may properly credit your account.
2 – Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W-9)
Download our W-9 Form for US customers.
Dayton Lamina's new Tax ID Number (FEIN - Federal Employer Identification Number) is 26-2353103
3 – Tax Exemption
If you are a US customer, please provide a current executed Tax Exempt Certificate, Direct Pay Permit or Resale Certificate for your organization stating a statutory reason for the exemption for Dayton Lamina Corporation to honor the same. If we ship to multiple states on your behalf please provide a multi-jurisdictional certificate as applicable.
This information can be emailed to ARPay@daytonprogress.com or faxed/mailed to:
Dayton Lamina Corporation
ATTN: Gayla Powell
500 Progress Road
Dayton, OH 45449
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Dayton Lamina Corporation
500 Progress Rd.
P.O. Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039 USA
Phone: (937) 859-5111
Fax: (937) 859-5353
September 12, 2014
DAYTON OH- On October 3, 2014, Dayton Progress ("Dayton"), a MISUMI Group Company, will welcome area students to an open house as part of National Manufacturing Day (www.mfgday.com). Manufacturing Day is an educational event during which U.S. manufacturers open their doors to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing and to foster interest in manufacturing careers.
The annual event illustrates that manufacturing is alive and well in the USA. In addition to jobs requiring college degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, accounting and business, manufacturing offers many very well-paying jobs for people who do not have a college degree. Manufacturing Day encourages students to develop the necessary skills for today's advanced manufacturing. Career-minded students are informed:
- A Great Workplace. Manufacturing is a clean, technologically advanced workplace.
- Excellent Income. The annual average income of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.
- Job Security & Satisfaction. Manufacturing employees have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
- Superior Benefits. 90% of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.
Primarily intended for students, the event is also open to parents, educators, community leaders, and business people. School administrators are encouraged to contact Dayton Progress to arrange for student tours.
Dayton Progress will be presenting two $1,000 scholarships to students who enroll in the Step 2 Program at Sinclair Community College for Fall 2015.
Call Candi Turpin at (937) 384-3512 or email email@example.com to register.
Dayton Progress Corporation manufactures tooling for metal stamping and forming, with 10 factories in North America, Europe and Asia employing 1,000 people and shipping to 13,000 customers in 51 countries. The world headquarters in Dayton, Ohio employees 500 people. (daytonprogress.com)
MISUMI Group Inc. is a $1.8 billion sales global supplier of factory automation products, die and mold components and other industrial products. MISUMI, including Dayton Progress, is the world leader in die & mold components. MISUMI Group Inc. is listed on the second Tokyo stock exchange [TYO:9962]. (misumi.co.jp)
Alan Shaffer, President
Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road – PO Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039 USA
A world of quality products, exceptional support, and innovative, new ideas
Since 1946, Dayton Progress has grown to an organization 1100+ people strong. In addition,we sell and support these products through our global network of 500+ distributor representatives. We also operate multiple manufacturing/engineering facilities occupying a total of over 200,000 square feet (18,000 square meters) in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Further,we have alliances with selected manufacturers of leading-edge die component products that give us the ability to sell these proprietary products worldwide.
Our real strength, however, lies with our employees, distributors, and alliance partners who bring years of experience and a wealth of talent. All of us in the Dayton family are dedicated to creating value for our customers because we care about quality, reliability, product performance, on-time delivery, technical support, and good customer service.
Technical education programs and materials
Dayton field sales engineers and factory support personnel have extensive experience in die making and die design. Much of this expertise has been captured and put into an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand instructional format. Dayton customers can obtain this information via on-site classroom instruction (provided by Dayton personnel) or order and use the instructional material with their own staff.
Programs and materials–which are available free of charge–include: "Die Clinic," "Birth of a Hole," "High-Speed Stamping," "Stamping Basics," and "Die Component Engineering."
- Versatile Precision Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, & Retainers
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- Ball Lock Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, & Retainers
- EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts
- TuffPunch Durable, Long-lasting Punches & Punch Blanks
- WedgeLock Precision Retaining System
- CUMSA Marking Units
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- DAYLube NanoCeramic Lubricating Grease
- DAYStrip Stripping System
- Form Punches
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- MaxLife Die Springs
- Urethane Stripping & Forming Products
- Special Tooling
Dayton's leading-edge coatings and other unique surface treatments have been developed to improve inplant performance by increasing tool hardness and wear resistance.
A cryogenic steel conditioning process used in addition to heat treating. An effective way to achieve optimum toughness, improved strength, and dimensional stability. Used primarily with hard, thick materials.
A low temperature, cost-effective surface application that treats all exposed surfaces. Provides increased dimensional stability. Ideal for punches and die buttons. Approx. hardness: RC73.
A thin film coating provides superior hardness (harder than carbide). Super-smooth finish on the point helps reduce galling and maintenance. Ideal for higher-than-normal punching frequency.
Super-smooth polish on the point to reduce galling and improve punch life. Use with the appropriate coating for your application to maximize punch life and reduce maintenance costs. Excellent for extruding applications.
Excellent wear resistance and lubricity. Not recommended for stainless steel, copper, or nickel. A good general-purpose coating. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 2300.
Ultra-hard (harder than carbide), thin coating. Provides superior abrasive wear resistance and lubricity. A very good general-purpose coating for all materials. Upgrade over XNT. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 3000.
Ultra-hard (harder than carbide), high-aluminum coating. Provides high temperature resistance. Well-suited for applications where surface heat is generated. Ideal for HSLA, dual phase, and TRIP steels. Upgrade over XCN. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 3400.
Superior hardness (harder than carbide); provides superior abrasive wear resistance and excellent lubricity. Provides highest temperature resistance, thermal shock stability, & hot hardness. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 3200.
Ultra-hard coating that absorbs shear stress; provides excellent high-temperature resistance. Ideal for stamping where tools are exposed to extreme stress profiles. A good alternative to TD coating without the dimensional changes associated with that process. Approx hardness: *Vickers 3200.
A solid lubricant coating. Provides both lubricity and wear resistance not available from other PVD or CVD processes. Ideal for aluminum, copper, pre-painted, and galvanized steels. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 2000.
High hardness and temperature resistance of XAN coating topped with an anti-frictional coating with excellent lubrication properties. Approx. Hardness: Vickers 3000.
Diamond-like carbon coating. Combines high hardness with an extremely low coefficient of friction. Good protection against abrasive and adhesive wear. Ideal for aluminum. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 2500.
Super-smooth finish combined with a DLC coating for a very low coefficient of friction with high wear resistance. Excellent for stamping aluminum. Approx. Hardness: Vickers 2800.
The ultimate coating for improved resistance to galling; excellent wear resistance, superior surface finish, and high lubricity. Ideal for extruding and forming applications. Tolerance is ±.0002". Approx. hardness: *Vickers 3100.
Excellent adhesion, high toughness, and good corrosion resistance. Primary applications are metal forming (copper, brass, & bronze), metal die casting, and plastic injection molding. Approx. hardness: *Vickers 1800-2100.
* Vickers used when RC exceeds 80.
® DayTride and DayTiN are registered trademarks of Dayton Lamina.
™ DayTAN, DayKool, and ZertonPlus are trademarks of Dayton Lamina.
Perforating holes through one side of a round tube can present several unique problems for metal stampers. The most common are tube deformation, punch point chipping, and slug control.
Tube Deformation and Punch Point Chipping
The first two problems, tube deformation and punch point chipping, are typically caused by tube movement. A nesting die can be used to reduce this movement. The ideal nest should be a radius pocket that is machined a few thousandths of an inch larger than the outside diameter (OD) of the tubing. This will help locate the tube and offer some lateral support.
The depth of this nest should be slightly more than one-half the OD of the tubing to minimize tool marks and reduce tube deformation.
In addition to proper nesting, it is equally important to lock the tube into position using a "V" groove in a spring stripper. A "V" groove with a 60- to 80-degree included angle will prevent tube rolling and offer additional lateral support. Without this die and stripper support, the tube will be deformed while the hole size will be inconsistent and out-of-round.
The third major concern when perforating tubing is slug control. Slugs that do not break free in manufacturing may interfere with mating parts at assembly or break free and rattle around in the part while in use—neither of which is desirable.
One approach of solving this slug problem is to put shear on the point of the punch. Shear angles and contours play a major part in slug control when perforating a hole without a matrix. They minimize the deformation of the tube by preventing the slug from pulling to one side of the hole as the punch penetrates the tube wall.
Several different shear configurations can be applied, some of which are limited to specific types of tubing materials.
A concave shear that nearly matches the OD of the tube works well for ridged plastics and thick-wall aluminum tubing. It locks the slug into place and cuts it free.
Be aware that the two feathered edges are prone to breakage, and wear prematurely. In more severe applications, the feathered edges of a convex shear will chip and the punch may split up the middle.
A flat-bottom punch will work on mild steels. Although not typically considered a shear angle, a flat bottom punch will have a shear effect reducing deformation when perforating contoured material.
One drawback to a flat-bottom punch is that it does not prevent the slug from pulling to one side. This setup may leave an occasional slug partially attached to the tube.
The most effective shear configuration is a two-dimensional convex radius that is slightly larger than the OD of the tube. It reduces tube deformation while offering good slug control. A positive side effect from this configuration is that it reduces punch-point chipping, making it ideal for stainless steel and thin-wall tubing applications.
Another method of slug control is to not remove the slug at all. By piercing instead of perforating, the excess material from the hole is rolled over or formed down into the hole, leaving no free slug to contend with.
This method of slug control is accomplished by using steep shear angles on the point of the punch. The punch will have three or four flats ground on the point similar to that of a nail. The angle should be between 20 and 60 degrees included.
These shear angles are the result of development (trial and error). Changes in the shear angle will have a direct effect on how much the tube will be flattened or deformed. These angles are limited by how far the tip of the punch can enter through one side of the tube and not contact the opposite wall.
Steeper angles will produce the least amount of deformation, but will be more likely to contact the opposite wall. This type of pierce is most effective when working with aluminum or mild steel.
These are the most common shear configurations. However, many others have been developed and will also work well.
When perforating tubing on a stamping press, please consider the above recommendations. They are sound methods for reducing current problems and will serve as a good foundation for further development.
Perforating tubing through both sides, at an angle, or with a mandrel are considerably different circumstances, all of which are topics in themselves.
Setting the Standard for Excellence
Dayton's Premier Line of Perforating Tools
- Unyielding Quality Commitment- Increases tool life and minimizes maintenance costs
- Superior Alignment- Better alignment means longer runs, less downtime, and better parts.
- Precision Tolerance and Concentricity- Three times better than other punches
- The Ultimate in Variety- A full line of standard metal stamping products in inch and metric sizes
The latest Versatile catalog is packed with products, including 80 Classified Shapes to help you save design time and money. Dayton's fast, accurate and dependable, Firm Delivery Schedule is shown on each product page. It tells you when your Versatile product will be shipped -- before you order!
Versatile Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, and Retainers are built to exact tolerances and concentricity to provide superior alignment, better performance, longer runs, and less downtime. Dayton Versatile products are considered "top-of-the-line" by regular users, and are mainstays in heavy industries with high-demand applications, such as automotive and major appliance manufacturing.
Premium High-Performance Punches & Pilots
If optimum performance is a MUST, this may be the only punch you'll ever need.
VersaPlus® Jektole, Regular, and straight punches are a premium line of precision, high-performance products that offer a full range of features and benefits to users in industries where higher-than-normal production runs occur—and where optimum performance is a MUST.
Standard features on all Dayton VersaPlus® punch products include precision concentricity between the point and the shank, resulting in better punch and die alignment. VersaPlus® products give you more standard features, increased wear resistance, less sharpening time, longer die runs, less downtime, lower maintenance costs, and exceptional value for your stamping dollar.
VersaPlus® pilots are ideal for tool designers, builders, and stampers that want the ultimate close tolerance, long lasting, accurate pilots in high production and high-strength materials. These pilots may also be used for extrusion applications.
Dayton's VersaPlus® premium product line includes: Jektole Punches (slug ejection punches); Regular Punches; Straight Punches; Pilots; and Locking Devices. Standard sizes and standard alterations are shown in this catalog within individual product sections.
Quick Replacement Perforating Tools
- Saves Time-Use where quick replacement within the press is desired
- Vast Variety of Sizes-Inch and Metric standards give complete size availability worldwide
Highly standardized Dayton Ball Lock products are used in high volume applications where dies are large and cannot be easily removed for maintenance. The ball lock concept allows for the convenient replacement of worn punches and buttons without removing the die from the press, saving many hours of downtime. Punches and buttons are completely interchangeable, allowing quick and easy replacement.
Our True Position® Ball Lock retainers are performance proven, having been accepted by over a dozen automobile manufacturers around the world as their standard retainer.
Accurate punch-to-die alignment-Precise alignment maximizes punch life, reduces downtime and produces a higher quality part.
- Only one dowel needed for round punches-Reduces machining time
- Precision ground ball hole-assures repetitive alignment of shaped punches, even if retainer needs to be replaced.
- True Position retainers are CAD/CAM compatible-Simplifies your die design process
When change over needs to be completed in minutes not hours, check out Dayton's new Change Retainer. It's available for ball lock and head type punches. Change retainers are used where different hole patterns are required. Various hole patterns can be accomplished without the need for multiple dies. Different parts, such as right and left hand can be run in one die.
Reversible Change Retainers—for Ball Lock Punches
The BRAR Reversible Change Retainer is a unique air cylinder type change retainer that gives you the ability to change holepunching patterns quickly and easily.
The BRAR holds the punch in two different locations: one, the NAAMS™ standard location; two, 12mm closer to the front of the retainer. (See drawings for holder configurations.)
This design allows a variety of punch configurations (e.g., right- and left-hand parts); the punch holder can be quickly and easily reversed, then changed back; and lead wires (attached to the control panel) show the on/off status of the cylinder.
US Patent # 7,204,181
EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts
Dayton EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts give you the ability to reconfigure and custom-make retainers in-house as die specifications change. Click here to learn more.
Standardized Perforating Tools
- Highly Standardized
Dayton Kommercial (inch) and Press Fit (metric) products are the economical answer for basic single station and progressive dies not requiring the precision of Versatile. Punches, buttons, and retainers are highly standardized to provide maximum economy.
Dayton's TuffPunch® offers heads-above-the-rest performance with durable, long-lasting punches and punch blanks.
TuffPunch punches and punch blanks are Kommercial quality products manufactured with thicker, larger, and 10° angled diameter heads, and are designed to reduce punch load and significantly lower failure rates when using heavy gauge and high tensile material. TuffPunch products are well-suited for high-demand industries where frequency and heavier-than-normal impact punching activity occurs and where optimum performance is required.
Unique Head Design:
All Dayton TuffPunch products are designed with a 10° angled head with a diameter equal to the shank diameter. This design allows the perforating forces to travel up from the shank and completely through the head. This eliminates the lateral shock waves that would otherwise put stress on the outer edge of the head, resulting in frequent failures - especially in heavy-duty applications. In addition, Dayton TuffPunch products are available in common shear angle configurations to reduce punch load and minimize the risk of slug pulling. Shear angle configurations include: chamfer, conical, double shear, and single shear.
TuffPunch® Retainers give you true dimensional accuracy each and every time!
Dayton True Location™ Retainers — the recognized industry standard — are now engineered for TuffPunch tooling. With all the features of the original True Location™ Retainer, this new retainer is designed to maximize the performance of your TuffPunch tooling. All TuffPunch® Retainers are available in both inch and metric sizes.
Ultimate Performance. Ultimate Value.
EVERLAST® is a state-of-the-art, *proprietary process that alters the structure of the tool steel at the molecular level, creating a metal fabricating tool typically lasting 3 to 5 times longer than an untreated tool.
It can be used in all applications, including: stainless, AHSS and UHSS, Martensitic, cold rolled, rail, boron, and others. In addition, it can be applied to a wide variety of tool types—extending the service life of the tool.
EVERLAST® is not a coating and not a heat treatment. It can be applied with or without additional secondary processes, such as coatings. It can be used with all Dayton punches, pilots, die buttons, special die sections, etc. The end result:
- slower wear rate
- longer tool service life
- more consistent part quality
- more uptime
EVERLAST® does not alter the surface appearance nor change the machinability of the metal. Dayton punches, punch products, and cutting surfaces altered from EVERLAST® are, in fact, easily resharpenable.
EVERLAST® can be applied in processes and applications where the primary mode of failure is chipping, micro-chipping, and/or chipping leading to wear. (See test results.)
Use with coating and other modifications
EVERLAST® is an enhancement that is independent of secondary processes, including: coating, edge modifications, and heat treatment. It can be used with virtually any tool steel grades without affecting the positive results of the conditioning or treatment of the steel.
Stamp with Confidence
Dayton Lamina tested EVERLAST® extensively through both real world and laboratory tests—initially, to delay micro chipping in piercing tools. In addition to delaying chipping, tooling service life increased significantly, based on the stamping application.
Over an extended period, Dayton Lamina field-tested more than 1,000 tools enhanced with EVERLAST®. The following are some of the results of those tests.
Part: Automotive structural safety component
Part: Power train component
Coining & Extruding
Independent confirmation of the benefits of EVERLAST® was provided by the Ohio State University Engineering Research Center.
US Patent # 9481023
European Patent # 1985390
Mexican Patent # MX/A/2008/004014
Taiwanese Patent # I479025
Additional Patents Pending
Dayton's WedgeLockTM Precision Retaining System utilizes a unique wedge-shaped locking mechanism, yet allows tools to be changed without reassembling the die. Dayton's WedgeLock system has a wide range of applications in the metal stamping, forming, and fabricating industries.
Available system components include: Multi-Position' and 'Single Position Retainers' (bases); Punches (Jektole, regular, blade, blank, and pilots); and Buttons (including blanks). WedgeLock systems are available in a variety of configurations (standard or custom designed) and include combination retainers that accommodate WedgeLock, Ball Lock, and headed punches.
Delivering a new level of quality services—Dayton today
Dayton Lamina has a long-time reputation as a quality manufacturer and a leader in the metal stamping industry. Today, however, our markets and the needs of our customers are changing more rapidly than ever. That means more new products, higher quality, and an even higher level of service and support.
Dayton maintains the industry's largest inventory of punches and other die-set stamping products; yet we are well known as innovators and developers of "special" tooling for unique manufacturing applications. Over the years, many of our "special" tools have been added to our extensive line of standard products.
Today, we are focusing more closely on the development and manufacture of this "special" tooling. We are taking a more proactive role in developing new applications. We are looking closely at emerging and developing markets. We are placing a stronger emphasis on working partnerships with our customers. And we are offering more new ideas–and more new products–than ever before.
Meeting the "special" tooling needs of today's manufacturers
Today's consumers demand more. More new products. Higher quality products. And often more products for less money.
In order to stay competitive–often to stay in business–today's manufacturers expect their suppliers to provide better, faster, and more cost-effective ways to produce and deliver those products.
If your company has "special" tooling needs, Dayton Lamina can help. We have the experience and resources to provide new product applications, improved in-plant quality and performance, and reduced operating costs.
Supporting your production requirements
Today, Dayton Lamina brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills to each and every job.
We can deliver the precision tooling, the tightest tolerances, the right configurations, and the quick turnaround you need to manufacture the best quality, most cost-effective end products–products that can give you that all-important competitive edge.
- Consumer Goods
- Food & Beverage
- General Manufacturing
- Healthcare Products
- Injection Molding
More new ideas. More new products.
For over half a century, Dayton Lamina has manufactured and marketed a full range of precision metal stampings and other specialized tooling components–many of them custom-designed and manufactured to meet the special needs of our customers. We have developed hundreds of per-print "special" tools that have been used in a wide range of manufacturing processes.
Today, we are taking a strong, proactive role in the development of new products and processes. Support processes and their value-added end products include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Coining–pen clips, metal buttons, jewelry
- Compacting–tablets, batteries, dog food, pallets
- Extruding–cans, tubing, car molding, ammunition
- Heat transfer–A/C products, refrigerators
- Laminating–computers, motors, furniture
- Molding–surgical tubing, spark plugs, consumer product casings, pens
- Punching & Piercing–saw blades, fuel pumps, motors, toaster, padlocks
- Rotary Broaching–bone screws, plumbing fixtures, machining tools
- Swaging–steering components, ammunition, small arms, gun barrels
Flat or Shaped Surface
Long life, high stripping force, and solid quality make DAYStrip the ideal stripper. Three different sizes are available to fit most Dayton Lamina retainers. DAYStrip strippers can be ordered semifinished (blanks) to be finished by customer.
US Patent 8,225,702; Canada Patent 2,493,763; China Patent 1,684,780; Other international patents pending.
|The L2 blank length of 35 and 45 mm can be shortened upon request.|
|10||UU 10||20 x 32||1579|
|13||UU 13||25 x 32||2246|
|16||UU 16||28 x 32||2713|
|20||UU 20||32 x 32||3345|
|25||UU 25||40 x 32||5710|
|32||UU 32||45 x 32||3630|
|38||UU 38||52 x 32||5260|
|40||UU 40||52 x 32||5260|
Min. W Max. P/G
|10||UBGXA||2.10 9.97||UBG_A||2.10 9.97||35||22|
|13||UBGXA||4.50 12.97||UBG_A||4.50 12.97||35||22|
|16||UBGXA||6.00 15.97||UBG_A||6.00 15.97||35||22|
|20||UBGXA||8.00 19.97||UBG_A||8.00 19.97||35||22|
|25||UBGXA||10.00 24.97||UBG_A||10.00 24.97||35||22|
|32||UBGXA||12.50 31.97||UBG_A||12.50 31.97||35||22|
|38||UBGXA||14.00 37.97||UBG_A||14.00 37.97||35||22|
|40||UBGXA||14.00 39.97||UBG_A||14.00 39.97||35||22|
Min. W Max. P/G
|10||UBFXA||2.10 9.97||UBF_A||2.10 9.97||45||32|
|13||UBFXA||4.50 12.97||UBF_A||4.50 12.97||45||32|
|16||UBFXA||6.00 15.97||UBF_A||6.00 15.97||45||32|
|20||UBFXA||8.00 19.97||UBF_A||8.00 19.97||45||32|
|25||UBFXA||10.00 24.97||UBF_A||10.00 24.97||45||32|
|32||UBFXA||12.50 31.97||UBF_A||12.50 31.97||45||32|
|38||UBFXA||14.00 37.97||UBF_A||14.00 37.97||45||32|
|40||UBFXA||14.00 39.97||UBF_A||14.00 39.97||45||32|
Min. W Max. P/G
|10||UBEXA||2.10 9.97||UBE_A||2.10 9.97||45||32|
|13||UBEXA||4.50 12.97||UBE_A||4.50 12.97||45||32|
|16||UBEXA||6.00 15.97||UBE_A||6.00 15.97||45||32|
|20||UBEXA||8.00 19.97||UBE_A||8.00 19.97||45||32|
|25||UBEXA||10.00 24.97||UBE_A||10.00 24.97||45||32|
|32||UBEXA||12.50 31.97||UBE_A||12.50 31.97||45||32|
|38||UBEXA||14.00 37.97||UBE_A||14.00 37.97||45||32|
|40||UBEXA||14.00 39.97||UBE_A||14.00 39.97||45||32|
*Specify L2 when ordering.
|** L2: Bronze-Graphite Insert shorter than standard (L2 Min. Note minimum lengths)|
|UBGR 13 P10.0 W5.0 L2 25**|
Min. W Max. P/G
|10||UBGX||2.10 9.97||UBG_||2.10 9.97||35||22|
|13||UBGX||4.50 12.97||UBG_||4.50 12.97||35||22|
|16||UBGX||6.00 15.97||UBG_||6.00 15.97||35||22|
|20||UBGX||8.00 19.97||UBG_||8.00 19.97||35||22|
|25||UBGX||10.00 24.97||UBG_||10.00 24.97||35||22|
|32||UBGX||12.50 31.97||UBG_||12.50 31.97||35||22|
|38||UBGX||14.00 37.97||UBG_||14.00 37.97||35||22|
|40||UBGX||14.00 39.97||UBG_||14.00 39.97||35||22|
|UBFB 13 L2 45|
Min. W Max. P/G
|10||UBFX||2.10 9.97||UBF_||2.10 9.97||45||32|
|13||UBFX||4.50 12.97||UBF_||4.50 12.97||45||32|
|16||UBFX||6.00 15.97||UBF_||6.00 15.97||45||32|
|20||UBFX||8.00 19.97||UBF_||8.00 19.97||45||32|
|25||UBFX||10.00 24.97||UBF_||10.00 24.97||45||32|
|32||UBFX||12.50 31.97||UBF_||12.50 31.97||45||32|
|38||UBFX||14.00 37.97||UBF_||14.00 37.97||45||32|
|40||UBFX||14.00 39.97||UBF_||14.00 39.97||45||32|
|L2||Retainer Type||Punch Lengths||Order|
Sheets, Rods, Bars, Tubes, Springs
Closed End Punch Strippers
Closed End Urethane Strippers assure positive stripping and at the same time dampen punch vibration by gripping around the punch point. Since vibration can lead to premature punch failure, using DAYTON PROGRESS Urethane Strippers will increase overall punch life. The closed end feature holds thin stock flat during the stripping cycle, eliminating the problem of damaging the stock strip.
And that's not all...
Because of a unique curing agent, DAYTON's Urethane Strippers develop more load-bearing capacity than similar urethanes. This special curing agent also contributes to consistent pressure ratings.
SMART-Strip™ Hard Face / Dual Durometer Urethane Strippers
A DAYTON PROGRESS Exclusive
- Stamping shapes in thin material?
- Stamping pre-painted material?
- Short runs?
- Piercing on angles or complex contours?
- ...Any application where using a metal spring stripper is problematic or just not cost effective.
The answer is the new SMARTStrip. Available only from DAYTON PROGRESS.
The body of the closed-end punch stripper is made of fl exible, softer urethane elastomer 95A, enabling defl ections up to 15%.
The 75D durometer hard face is elastic, durable and does not mark the surface of the sheet metal or prepainted material.
The SMARTStrip works similar to a metallic spring stripper plate that is machined to match the face of the punch tip.
Unlike strippers that have a piece of plastic or metal glued to the end, the hard face on the SMARTStrip can not separate from the body.
- Designed to comply with NAAMS™ (North American Automotive Metric Standard) & FORD World Standard.
- The headed design prevents the strippers from falling into die.
- Fits most makes of standard retainers for head type and ball lock type punches. Standard durometer: 95A
- Ideal for punching odd shaped holes.
- Assure positive stripping.
- Increases punch life, as punch stripper supports the punch tip, by dampening the vibration of the punch, as it pierces the sheet metal.
Sheets, Rods & Bars
Urethane bars are specially-molded die-pads for press brake bending applications. Rods are used as strippers, pressure cylinders, in bulging applications, as tube bending mandrels, & for machining.
Advantages of urethane springs, open end strippers and tubes:
- High pressures
- Closer center distances
- High tear resistance
- Oil resistant
- Punch vibration dampening
- Easy installation and replacement - No need for set screws or stripper bolts
- No shrapnellizing (flying to pieces, when fractured under load) thus preventing injury to worker and damage to the die.
- Conventional heavy duty die springs obtain up to 500 lbs. per 1/8” deflection, compared to 2600 lbs. per 1/8” deflection on urethane springs.
High load-bearing capacity, extraordinary toughness and high impact resistance characterize Dayton NAAMS™ compliant strippers. These features provide high stripping pressure, minimize abrasion and provide excellent wear resistance. The urethane compound prevents marring of metal surfaces and is perfect for pre-painted materials where the integrity of the surface can not be compromised.
Dayton Progress Corporation is certified ISO 9001:2008. The ISO 9001:2008 certification exemplifies Dayton's continued commitment to enhance customer satisfaction through quality management practices and standards.
This certification by no means represents the end of the process, rather it strengthens our resolve to keep raising the bar on customer service. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification validates Dayton's continued commitment to global quality and complete customer satisfaction.
Dayton EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts give you the ability to reconfigure and custom-make retainers in-house as die specifications change. The unique single-piece teardrop shape, combined with both a straight and an angled wedge side, holds your ball lock punch securely in place. EZ Fit Inserts reduce cost and downtime - and simplify tooling changeover.
With EZ Fit Inserts you can replace a damaged punch hole but with the competitor’s round insert you cannot. A damaged punch hole means a new retainer unless you use Dayton’s EZ Fit Insert.
Build New or Modify Existing Retainers — Quickly & Easily
The Dayton EZ Fit™ Inserts provide a simple, low-cost solution to building new dies because the inserts utilize a revolutionary design that assures a positive, rigid, and more accurate fit than other inserts on the market.
One side of the insert is cut at an 8° angle to create a wedgeshape that — when combined with the teardrop shape — assures that the insertand retainer fit together as a single unit.
EZ Fit™ Inserts are also ideal for repairing or making engineering changes. When changes occur — and the location(s) of the punches in the die set change(s) — new or reconfigured retainers are required. In-house modification can slow the changeover process; often requires specialized equipment and knowledge; and the integrity of the original retainer can be compromised.
Now — with the help of the all-new Dayton EZ Fit™ Ball Lock Retainer Insert — building new or repairing/retrofitting existing retainers can be simplified and completed in-house at a fraction of the cost of replacing existing retainers!
Dayton EZ Fit™ Retainer Inserts can be used to change hole locations in Multi-Position™ Retainers, thus allowing reuse of existing retainers. The process is quick, easy, effective, and far less expensive than part replacement costs. To retrofit, simply wire cut the hole to the specified size. Wire cut EDM instructions are included with each insert, and can be downloaded below.
Tighter Tolerances. Optimum Performance.
Dayton EZ Fit™ Inserts are designed to assure tighter, more precise tolerances than other retainer inserts.
The EZ Fit™ unique teardrop shape provides a single, tightly secured receptacle for the punch. One side of the piece (the flat side) is cut at an 8° angle to create a wedge shape. The hole in the retainer is wire cut to create a snug fit.
Wire Cut EDM
Each insert comes complete with wire cutting instructions that show recommended dimensions and tolerances for optimum performance. Wirepath information is available for download in DXF and DWG formats:
(*Light Duty Metric is discontinued. Some sizes available. Call for availability.)
For in-die stamping numerical data on parts
Available in 4 and 6 wheel units
The CUMSA Marking Unit from Dayton Lamina features 3.8mm (.150") tall easy to read numbers to mark parts with date, part number, lot number or other numerical identifiers. Each wheel features numbers "0" thru "9" plus a blank providing multiple combinations. Available in 4 and 6 wheel configurations, it is a simple process to change the numbers in the self-contained unit.
The unit can be surface mounted in a die, mounted in a pocket, even cam mounted if you have an angular surface. Depth of penetration of the number can be adjusted by grinding or shimming the hard bottom plate of the unit. This allows for proper control of the appearance of the numbers when dealing with different materials.
The CUMSA number wheels are made of tool steel and fully hardened for a long service life. In the event a new wheel is needed, the change is a simple process.
- Traceability for sheet metal parts
- Available with 4 and 6 wheels
- Quick and easy change of wheel's position without removing from the die
How to Order
Installation & Usage Instructions
To mount marking unit on a die
To turn wheels
To remove marking unit from the die
To change a wheel
New Point Configurations for Round Punches
Dayton Lamina is now offering a full line of "standard" form punches that offer a wide range of piercing and extruding applications. These new point configurations are available on all Dayton Lamina round punches - Versatile, Kommercial, Ball Lock, TuffPunch®, and VersaPlus®. Instead of ordering as “specials,” these new form punches can be ordered with a simple “W” designator. (See "Ordering Information" inside.) No drawings are required.
The Shape of Things to Come
Dayton Lamina now offers a full line of "standard" Form Punches that provide a wide range of piercing and forming applications.
Available on all Dayton Lamina round punches, these new point configurations are ideal for users with high-demand applications—and are easy to order. Instead of ordering as specials, requiring point configuration drawings, all Form Punches can be ordered with a simple "W" designator.
Dayton Lamina Form Punches are available on Versatile, Kommercial, Ball Lock, TuffPunch®, and VersaPlus® round punches, i.e., those designated as standard "X" shaped punches, as shown in Dayton product catalogs.
Form Punches are punches with specially-built point configurations that are designed to perform a variety of punch and die operations, including: extruding, countersinking, embossing, coining, dimpling, staking, drawing, and projecting. (See product pages for additional information on definitions, processes, and individual shapes.)
Manufacturing applications are virtually unlimited. All industries served by metal stamping have a need for non-cutting punches, i.e., punches that move metal without producing a slug.
The shapes shown inside are standard, but are not the only shapes Dayton provides. Others are available with a detailed drawing attached to the order.
No Drawings Required
All point configurations shown is this brochure are "standard" configurations, and require NO detailed drawing(s) of the point. This makes product specifying and ordering easier and faster!
When ordering, please refer to your individual product catalog, then change the "X" designator to a "W." In addition, specify other dimensions, as shown in the example below. Specify alterations, if applicable.
In the example, the type specified is "VPW." The "VP" is from the Versatile inch catalog. "X" would typically be the third letter for a round punch. It is replaced by a "W" for Form Punch.
37 is the shank diameter; 1322 is the shank and overall length; and 2.235 is the "LA" dimension. P.1875 is the point dimension of the product, and PP.125 is the point dimension of the added point. Also, include additional dimensions, which vary from point to point.
Form Punches are available on standard punch blanks (except D2) as shown in the individual Dayton product catalogs. Form Punches other than those are available as specials: Drawings (prints) are required.
Dayton MaxLife die springs offer a selection of hundreds of different springs in a full range of diameters and lengths to meet your needs. Our die springs are manufactured from pre-tempered chrome silicon wire produced from specially prepared valve spring quality rod. This provides improved dimensional accuracy and minimizes performance robbing stress points.
All Dayton MaxLife Die springs are designed to meet or exceed technical specifications and other criteria as established by industry guidelines. Designated springs are manufactured to meet or exceed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and/or Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).
- Longer Spring Life - significantly out performs other major brands.
- Greater Consistency - Each spring will be the same as the one produced before it.
- Higher Quality - Your are assured that your spring will perform as expected.
- Immediate Availability - Dayton's Firm Delivery Schedule means that the springs you need will be shipped to you within one day after receiving your order.
Medium Pressure, Blue Stripe, M
- Medium Heavy Pressure, Red Stripe, MH
- Heavy Pressue, Yellow Stripe, H
- Extra Heavy Pressure, Green Stripe, EH
Inch Springs—ISO Colors
- Light Duty, Green, DLD
- Medium Duty, Blue, DMD
- Heavy Duty, Red, DHD
- Extra Heavy Duty, Yellow, DED
- Light Duty, Green, LD
- Medium Duty, Blue, MD
- Heavy Duty, Red, HD
- Extra Heavy Duty, Yellow, ED
- Extra Light Load, Yellow, DP91
- Light Load, Blue, DP92
- Medium Load, Red, DP93
- Heavy Load, Green, DP94
- Extra Heavy Load, Brown, DP95
Standard Die Springs
OD: 0 to -.015
ID: 0 to +.015
0-5": 0 to +.09
5-8": 0 to +.12
8-10": 0 to +.19
10-12": 0 to +.25
Squareness: 3º max.
JIS Standard B5012
OD: -0.7mm +0.1mm
ID: +0.1mm +0.7mm
below 50mm: +/-0.5mm
over 55mm: +/-1%
ISO Standard 10243
PosiLoc® True Position® retainers guarantee true dimensional accuracy.
Dayton's PosiLoc® Positive Locking Mechanism is designed to eliminate "ball bouncing" in retainers. Bouncing can occur in ball lock retainers because of the impact generated from the new high strength steels—even when heavy-duty springs are used. The bounce typically does not affect the stamping operation at normal levels. However, in high-demand punching—especially when high strength, lighter weight steels are used—bouncing can have a negative effect on punching accuracy and tool life. The Dayton PosiLoc® locking feature is a modification to existing Dayton True Position® Retainers. It prevents the bounce with the help of an adjustable angled setscrew to create a positive lock against the punch by "locking" the retainer ball in position. Dayton Ball Lock Retainers with the PosiLoc® feature also allow punch replacement without disassembly of the die, thus making tool changeover quick and easy.
The hardened backing plug acts as a head on the punch much like press fit punches, but actually produces more support for the load than a press fit punch of the same size. The backing plug is precision ground with the in-line dowel accurately located on the centerline of the punch.
The hardened backing plate has the same function as the backing plug. That is to prevent the punch from sinking into the upper die on impact. Backing plates spread the load over a larger area for very demanding applications where extreme pressures are being exerted and you are looking for extra insurance to minimize sinking into the upper die.
Retainer sets include:
- Ball Release Set Screw
- PosiLoc Screw
|Back Plug||Back Plate||Code||D||A||B||G||K||R||S||U||X||Y||Screw Size|
|Back Plug||Back Plate||Code||D||A||B||G||K||R||S||U||X||Y||Screw Size|
BRTBL conforms to the NAAMS™ Standard for Ball Lock Punch Retainers.
Highly Stable, Resilient.
Dayton's DAYLube™ NanoCeramic Lubricating Grease is a leading edge, extremely high-performance lubricant that has a wide range of industrial applications. DAYLube™ utilizes nano ceramic particles that act as sub-microscopic "bearings," providing continuous lubrication to steel surfaces. DAYLube™ gives you ten times the normal life, a much lower coefficient of friction at all temperatures, extraordinary adhesion, and higher load-bearing properties than traditional high-performance greases.
DAYLube™ is a high-performance, highly stable lubricant that delivers unmatched performance, durability, and wear resistance.
DAYLube™ outlasts PTFE greases in the same applications by ten times due to its lower friction coefficient and its ability to operate at a wider range of temperatures!
Nano ceramic particles-the key component-offer a lower coefficient of friction at all temperatures.
DAYLube™ has high load-bearing properties; a low dielectric constant; does not contain metal or silicone; and is resistant to water, steam, acids, and most chemical products. All of this gives DAYLube™ greater staying power, even under intense pressure and temperatures.
- Staying Power-extraordinary adhesion extends production to 10 times that of other greases.
- Shear Stability-does not soften or run out. After 100,000 production strokes, shows no evidence of breaking down.
- Operating Temperatures-operates in a normal range from -40° F to +800° F, plus ceramic particles remain intact up to 2500° F.
- Extreme Pressure & Anti-Wear Protection-resists EP, provides exceptional stability without using lead, antimony, chlorine, zinc, barium, etc.
- Corrosion Resistant-resists water, steam, acid, and other chemicals.
- High Dropping Point-maintains viscosity across full temperature range.
- Low Coefficient of Friction-lower than PTFE greases.
- Chemically Inert-environmentally friendly.
- Low Dielectric Constant-excellent insulator.
- Resilient-upon cooling returns to original viscosity after reaching dropping point.
A Better Way. A Better Value.
DAYLube™ is an extraordinary, state-of-the art lubricating grease. It provides exceptional friction reduction and wear resistance, and outlasts and outperforms virtually all other lubricating greases on the market.
It is also the best value on the market today.
When compared with the price of our closest competitor (using nanotechnology), the per ounce cost for DAYLube™ is considerably lower. Also, traditional PTFE lubricants are priced lower; however, the real value can be found in comparing the real life of the lubricants and considering the additional cost of maintenance and downtime.
DAYLube™ remains on the surface longer, extending production up to ten times that of PTFE lubricants. Further, DAYLube™ has much greater shear stability than other lubricants. In laboratory and on-site tests, the change in penetration after 100,000 strokes is low-meaning the grease did not soften under shear. Both longer run times and greater shear stability mean less total product cost, less maintenance, and far less downtime for lubricating.
In addition, DAYLube™ operates in a far wider range of temperatures than traditional lubricants, making it more versatile than PTFE products. For all practical purposes, you simply cannot purchase PTFE lubricants that will operate in this wide temperature range. Also, it is environmentally friendly.
Dayton products represent the best of the best, offering both top quality and outstanding value. DAYLube™ is no exception.
DAYLube™ NanoCeramic Lubricating Grease is ordered by quantity and product numbers. DAYLube is available in 16 oz. tubes, 16 oz. jars, 1 gallon or 5 gallon bucket. 16 oz. tubes and jars can be ordered individually or by the case.
|NLGF192||Case (dozen 16oz. Tubes)|
|NLGF192J||Case (dozen 16oz. Jars)|
|NLGF128||1 Gallon/7# Tub|
|NLGF640||5 Gallon/35# Pail|
Nanotechnology involves the development of materials, devices, and processes at the molecular level. In recent years, scientists have learned to fabricate molecules based on individual, task-specific designs. Today, nanotechnology is being used more and more to develop new, better, and more cost-effective products. One of those products is DAYLube™.
DAYLube™ - The Ultimate in Machine Lubrication
Key components in DAYLube™ are nano ceramic "bearings" that have an affinity for steel, and provide continuous lubrication at the surface. These are fabricated over a calcium sulfonate thickener within a mid-viscosity petroleum-based paste.
ASTME 4-Ball Weld Test
In laboratory tests, DAYLube™ performed extremely well over both standard greases and other so-called "high-performance" lubricants. The following criteria were used:
- 3 ball bearings submerged in grease
- 500kg pressure applied to center bearing
- center ball bearing spun at 10,000 rpm
- 10 seconds with "no weld" passing grade
In standard grease tests, results showed an instant weld and catastrophic failure of all 4 bearings. In tests with competitive brands, a soft weld occurred after 2 seconds, and there was a complete failure and major damage to all bearings.
Tests with DAYLube™ showed no weld after 10 seconds and minimal damage to all ball bearings.
|Grease Property||Grease Standards||Test Results||Performance Benefit|
|Shear Stability||ASTM D 217
Multi-stroke Penetration The lower the % change, the more mechanically stable the grease
|286||Grease won't thin out and break down, won't require frequent lubricating.|
|ASTM D 1831 Roll Stability
The lower the % change, the more mechanically stable the grease
|Oxidation Resistance||ASTM D 942 Bomb Oxidation
Measures the oxidative life of the grease. The lower the % the better the oxidation resistance.
|9%||Reduced deposit, varnish, or lacquer build-up on bearing or journal surface.|
|ASTM D 3527 Wheel Bearing Life
The higher the hours, the longer the grease will last in high-temperature applications.
|Water Resistance||ASTM D 1264 Water Washout
The lower the %, the less likely grease will wash out.
|Extreme Load & Anti-Wear||ASTM D 2596 Four-Ball (Weld Point)
Point contact, similar to ball bearings; the higher the #, the greater the load carrying ability, grease will stay in place longer.
|620||The ability of grease to handle extreme pressures and resist wear.|
|ASTM D 2266 Four-Ball (Wear Scar)
Measures the wear scar, the lower the #, the more protection.
|ASTM D 2509 Timken Method
Line contact, similar to roller bearings; the higher the #, the greater load carrying.
|Corrosion||ASTM D 1743 Rust Test (Static)
Determines how well the grease keeps water and corrosives away from the metal surface. 1A being the highest.
|1A||How well a grease can protect the metal surface from corrosion.|
|ASTM D 130 Copper Corrosion
Measures the ability of the grease to protect yellow metals.
|Service Temperature||ASTM D 2265 Dropping Point
Measures the temperature that the soap in the grease melts at; this is used to help determine the upper operating temperature range.
|600||The temperature at which the grease turns to a liquid.|
DAYLube™ can be used in all types of applications from general purpose to extreme pressure and temperature environments.
Applications include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Machine Parts
- Wear Plates
- Can Makers
- Consumer Goods
- Food Processing
- General Manufacturing
- Material Handling
- National Defense
- Stamping & Fabricating
- Truck & Bus
For Type A, B, AB, & C Metal Screws
Single-step, in-die process provides exceptional holding power.
- Creates superior self-locking system.
Dayton Thread Form Punch & Die Button Units offer you a single-step method for punching and forming threads. Dayton Thread Form works by punching the hole, lancing the material, and cutting a helical spiral in the material to form the proper thread helix for the desired type of metal screw. Thread Form creates a complete self-locking fastening system that holds the screws more tightly with metal tension - thereby reducing vibration, cutting assembly costs, and increasing productivity
Reliable, Consistent One-step Punching
Available as individual tools, compound assemblies, or as ready-to-use die sets
DAYSet® Compound Tooling & pre-assembled die sets give you a complete, ready-to-use system for producing high-quality, cost-effective stampings. DAYSet® Compound Tooling eliminates the need and high cost for progressive dies, and the preassembled die set saves time and money (purchasing, assembly, testing, etc.). The DAYSet® System—based on the "Hovis Die" principle—is an improved design that gives you maximum end-product consistency and precision. Components can be ordered in sets or separately. Individual tools can be made to spec.
DAYSet Compound Tooling
Dayton DAYSet® Compound Tooling is a complete tooling system for producing high-quality, cost-effective stamped products in a single-step operation. The full set includes: an upper punch; a knockout; a die button; a stripper; and a lower punch (compound). All components can be ordered as a set or separately. All tools are designed to standard compound die set configurations, but assemblies can be made to your specifications.
Components include your choice of an ejector or regular punch for the upper assembly. All Dayton punches improve finished part quality and add longer tool life. Ejector punches (Dayton Jektole® Punches) are considered the standard in the industry, providing up to triple the number of cycles between punch regrinds, using increased clearance. Other system components are designed and manufactured to Dayton's high standards.
DAYSet®—On the Cutting Edge
DAYSet® Compound Tooling System is an excellent choice for today's washer manufacturers:
- Improved, leading-edge design
- Provides multiple stamping operations in a single step
- Top quality materials/made to exacting standards
- Less expensive/more accurate than progressive dies
- Ideal for shorter runs/high-quality products
- Faster delivery–10 working days for complete tooling sets (shorter delivery for individual parts)
DAYSet® Master Compound Die
Reliable, complete, one-step punching
The DAYSet® pre-assembled Master Compound Die is a precision-made die set that works with the compound tooling to provide a complete system for producing flat blanks (e.g., washers) in a single press stroke.
The DAYSet® Master Compound Die is a two-post steel die set with adjustable guides, a knockout, and a key aligned for irregular shapes. In addition to round shapes, it can be used to manufacture products with irregular shapes.
Tool changeover can be accomplished in under 15 minutes in a master die set (identical registry) without any manual alignment. Changeover to different tooling for a different size or shape part can be accomplished simply by removing screws.
The pre-assembled die set saves both time and money—the cost of specifying, purchasing, assembling, and testing. The DAYSet® Master Compound Die—used with the DAYSet® Compound Tooling—gives you a complete system ready for in-plant use.
All parts are available for replacement, and can be ordered individually.
This short video will demonstrate how quickly you can change tooling. The actual process should take less than 15 minutes.
The complete DAYSet® assembly carries a product number and other pertinent information, as do the individual punches and other punch products. When ordering, please specify quantity, product type, OD, ID, MT (material thickness), total clearance, and class.
Clearance & Class
You can specify any class or clearance based on any thickness you require.
If the total class and clearance are not specified, 10% will be used. The chart below shows the class that will be used based on the thickness of the material. Any class or clearance may be specified for any thickness.
Ejectors are available for knockouts (HTXKO). Specify "XEJ" on order. See "How to Order" example below.
Also available are a dowel pin slot on the OD of the knockout (HTXKO) and a dowel pin inserted into the die button to match the slot for radial location of both components. Specify "XRLD" on the order. See example below.
DAYSet® Compound Tooling
|OD||ID||Material Thickness||Total Clearance|
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|.075 - .750
.200 - 1.500
|.175 - 1.500
.750 - 2.500
|Material Thickness||**Component Fit Class|
|.005 - .009||•|
|.010 - .020||•|
|**A small upcharge is applied to class 0 & 1|
|Tolerance refers to the cut diameters of the punch, the compound, and the die button.|
|Punch, Die button, Compound Fit Classifications|
|Class 0 Fit is a "metal-to-metal" fit||<.001" clearance|
|Class 1 Fit is "tight tolerance" fit||.001 - .002" clearance|
|Class 2 Fit is "standard" fit||>.002" clearance|
DAYSet® Master Compound Die
The master compound die comes in two (2) different sizes—1.500" and 2.500". The chart below shows the die capacity, shank size, and other relevant data in each category.
|Description||Type||Die Capacity||Shank Size||Slug Hole Diameter||Shut Height||Center to Back||Center to Front||Left to Right|
|Die Set||HCDS 150||1.5" O.D.||1.5625" dia. x 2.25" lg.||1.25"||6.9375"||4.25"||
|Die Set||HCDS 250||2.5" O.D.||1.5625" dia. x 2.375" lg.||1.875"||8.25"||5"||3.25"||12"|
How to Order
|Specify:||Qty.||Type||OD||ID||Alt.||Material Thickness||Total Clearance||Class|
Master Compound Die Replacement Components
|Die Set||Lockscrew||Knock-Out||Stock Guide|
Produce Top Quality Washers Quickly and Economically
Hundreds of manufacturers produce tens of thousands of different types of washers every day. Washers made from aluminum, brass, copper, nylon, steel, and other materials. Washers of all shapes, sizes, and thickness. Washers used in machines, conveyor belts, suspension systems, tractors, cars, lawn mowers, etc.–in virtually any product that uses nuts and bolts or has moving parts.
The market for these products is large; however, the tools used to produce these washers–in spite of their seeming simplicity–must meet the highest standards for precision and durability. In addition, manufacturers must be innovative and competitive, always looking for new ways to produce these products.
If the manufacture of washers seems a viable choice for your operation, take a closer look at DAYSet®–a reliable, cost-effective, single-step punching method that allows you to deliver quality washers to customers in a wide range of industries.
- Consumer Goods
- Commercial Engines
- Factory Automation
- Material Handling
- National Defense
- Trucks & Buses
Faster, more dependable delivery
Dayton's FDS service - a unique Dayton customer benefit since 1957 - is the best delivery service in the industry.
Our turnaround times are quicker, and our delivery is consistent: You can depend on it.
One day delivery on most commonly used products
Using our standard FDS delivery service (see chart below), you can order products to accommodate JIT (just-in-time) manufacturing schedules - helping increase productivity and keeping inventory levels low.
Using our emergency delivery services (see the "NIN" and "SOS" charts below), we can provide same or one-day shipment on many products in sufficient quantities to meet critical last-minute production schedule changes.
"FDS or Free!" on NIN (Need-It-Now) orders
All NIN orders are shipped same day, or shipping and product costs are free.
If we fail to meet our NIN FDS schedule for any reason - regardless of the specified time or number of products - all items shown on that order are shipped FREE of charge. No questions. No hassles. It's free.
NOTE: FDS refers to the number of working days to shipment, following receipt of your order. The day of receipt is not counted as a working day. Dayton Lamina will make split shipments of all orders containing specials. Standard items will be shipped per FDS. Specials will be shipped separately per an acknowledged copy.
Standard Priority Delivery
Inch & Metric
|Working Days to Shipment|
|*All Lines Above||20-49||+2||+2||+2|
|*On shipments of 20 or more, add the number of days shown to the lowest stated delivery time in each column to obtain the total number of days to shipment.
**Add 2 days for Compact Pilots.
|EDM Button Blanks
Larger than Std. P,
Ball Lock Accessories
Emergency Rush Delivery
|Specify "NIN" (Need-It-Now) for same day shipment|
|Inch products only|
|How:||NIN orders must be entered by FAX (800-329-0081), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or telephone.|
|When:||Orders received by 1:00 p.m. ET will be shipped the same day. Orders received after 1:00 p.m. ET will be changed to SOS, and shipped the following day.|
|Shipment:||Advise fastest shipping method, FOB Dayton.|
|Cost:||A service charge of 50% will be added to each line item on the order.|
|Specify "SOS" (Super Order Service) for next day shipment|
|Quantities 1-19 (Classified Shapes 1-9 pieces)|
|How:||SOS orders must be entered by telephone or FAX (800-329-0081).|
|When:||Orders will be shipped the next working day.|
|Shipment:||Advise fastest shipping method, FOB Dayton.|
|Cost:||A service charge of 25% will be added to each line item on the order.|
Schedules apply to all steels in both inch and metric products, unless otherwise specified.
Exceptions (1-19 pcs.):
- Metric Buttons are FDS plus two days.
- PS button: 2 days.
- Larger than standard P on EDM button blanks: 2 days.
- 1.75 and larger buttons: 4 days.
- 1.25, 1.50 buttons: 2 days.
- 1.25 and larger round punches: 2 days.
- 1.25 and larger shape punches: 4 days.
- KPG countersink punches: 3 days.
This schedule applies to U.S. domestic orders.
For details on international shipping, contact us.