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Dayton Progress

The Brands of Dayton Lamina

Dayton ProgressDanly-IEMLaminaLempco

Supporting Manufacturing for Over a Century

Dayton Lamina is a MISUMI Group Company featuring these manufacturers and brands based in the USA, with additional operations and support throughout the world.

Dayton Progress

Dayton Progress has been consistently delivering quality, competitively-priced punches, die buttons, retainers, and other tooling products to metal fabricators since 1946. Dayton Progress operates multiple manufacturing and engineering facilities in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Dayton Progress offers exceptional value for its customers with more quality, more products, and more technical support. Manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified.


Lamina is a leading international manufacturer of tool, die, and mold components for the metal working and plastic forming industries. Since 1938, Lamina empowers customers to compete globally by providing innovative and value added products and services. Our expertise and experience in manufacturing die components ensure stringent quality standards and controls for our customers. Lamina products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Danly IEM

Danly IEM is the trusted name for solutions and innovation for the global parts forming industry since the 1920s. Danly IEM is the leading manufacturer of die making supplies and components for industry in North America. The Danly IEM product line includes a wide range of guide posts, bushings, die springs, wear plates, cams, and other diemakers' supplies. Danly IEM also manufactures special components and customized products to fit our customers' specifications. Danly products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


Lempco is known for extremely high quality and reliability since 1917. Lempco's die set guiding components and die springs provide you with the highest precision level available to the metal stamping industry. Lempco has proven experience in selecting metals, developing designs, and understanding the details of customer needs to ensure you receive cost-effective performance run after run. Lempco products are manufactured in state-of-the-art ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


DAYTools End User License Agreement

Dayton Progress

DAYTools design software is provided at no cost for commercial or personal use.

This copy of the software is licensed to you, the end user. Please read this agreement carefully.



This End User License Agreement (EULA) grants you a perpetual, non-exclusive license to use the software solely for internal information management and data processing purposes subject to the following terms and conditions:

You may copy, backup, install and use the software on your own computer, network, or storage device. The EULA must accompany all copies of the software at all times. Distribution of the software in whole or in part (copying, renting, leasing, loaning, selling, transferring, uploading, exporting) to any other party without the prior written consent of Dayton Progress Corporation is a violation of this agreement and will result in the automatic termination of this agreement and damages.


The software is provided “AS IS” with all faults and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. Dayton Progress Corporation makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information. Dayton Progress Corporation disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Data and specifications produced by the software are subject to confirmation by Dayton Progress Corporation. Dayton Progress Corporation does not and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the software.

In no event shall Dayton Progress Corporation be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive or special damages, lost profits or savings, or lost data that may result from the use of the software even if a Dayton Progress Corporation representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.


Copyright © 2006 Dayton Progress Corporation

® JEKTOLE, TRUE POSITION, TRUE POSITION SHAPE and the TRUE POSITION BACKING PLUG DESIGN are registered trademarks of Dayton Progress Corporation.

™ MULTI-POSITION and all TRILITERAL DESIGNATORS are a trademark of Dayton Progress Corporation.

The software and any copies that you make are owned by Dayton Progress Corporation. The software’s structure, organization and code are the valuable trade secrets of Dayton Progress Corporation. The software is also protected by United States Copyright Law and International Treaty provisions. Any copies that you are permitted to make pursuant to this EULA must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear on or in the software. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software.

If any part of this EULA is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the EULA, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This EULA may only be modified in writing signed by an authorized officer of Dayton Progress Corporation.

500 Progress Road
P.O. Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039
(937) 859-5111 Phone
(937) 859-5353 Fax

Registering psolcomproxy.dll

Dayton Progress

When previewing or generating a CAD model for the first time, you may be asked to register a DLL (dynamic link library). The DLL is a system file that enables function of the DAYTools program.

If this prompt fails to function, you will need to close and restart DAYTools in "Administrative mode".

To start DAYTools in "Administrative mode", right-click on the DAYTools icon (either on desktop or in the Start menu) and choose "Run as administrator" from the pop-up menu.  Then proceed to where you have encountered the "Register DLL" prompt.

You only need to run DAYTools in administrative mode once. You can run DAYTools normally in all future sessions.

Ammunition Tooling

Dayton Progress

Ammunition ToolingAim for a Higher Standard

For over 70 years, Dayton has supplied precision tooling to the metalstamping and metalforming industry.

  • Precision manufactured in the USA
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • ITAR registered and compliant
  • Exceptional tolerances & concentricity
  • Manufactured to exacting specifications
  • High performance treatments/coatings
  • Established 1946
  • 35 years working directly with ammunition engineering/production




Creating Multi-Position and Multi-Location Retainers with DAYTools

Dayton Progress

DAYTools software includes a robust retainer design tool located in the lower right corner of the main screen.


DAYTools Multi-Position Retainer


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.


DAYTools file options


  1. 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.
  2. Export to CAD DATA offers several formats (DWG, STEP, IGES, DXF, etc). These files can be loaded into your design application.
  3. 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.


Posi-Strip Punch Stripping System

Dayton Progress

Posi-Strip units on retainersFlat or Contoured Surface

Patent Pending.

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

stripper exploded illustrationThe 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, CRT, ART, ARTS, HRT, HRTB, LRT, VRT, & VRTS

CAD Data

Ready to place instantly in your design, CAD data for Posi-Strip Punch Strippers is available here.

Technical Information


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.

recessed plugInstallation

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.

stripper contourCustom 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.

Spanner Wrench

Posi-Strip Punch Strippers are designed to be easily disassembled with common tools like a spanner wrench.

spanner wrench

Catalog # 886483

Replacement Springs

Each Posi-Strip Punch Stripper comes ready-assembled with a spring. To order replacement springs or select from optional stripping forces, see pages 10-11 in the catalog.

Dayton Progress Terms and Conditions of Purchase

Dayton Progress

These are the Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Dayton Progress Corporation and the vendors from which it purchases products or services.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

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These are the Terms and Conditions of Sale for Dayton Lamina Corporation (Seller) and the Purchaser (Buyer) of its products.


Choosing the Proper Die Springs

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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

Figure 1

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.

Pressure Requirements

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.

Spring Stripper

Figure 2

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.

Travel Requirements

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.

Figure 3

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.

Spring Selection

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.

Addressing the Issues of Conflict Minerals - Dayton Progress

Dayton Progress

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

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.

Screen display issues

Dayton Progress

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.

DAYTools Preferences


 In the Windows Control Panel, ensure that text is displayed at the default 100%.


Windows 7 Control Panel


 Newer versions of Windows may display this control like this:


Windows 10 Control Panel


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.


DAYTools Properties


For additional DAYTools support, please contact us.

One Invoice, One Payment

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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:

  1. Update your records with our payment information
  2. Download our new W-9 form (US customers only)
  3. 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
Dept. 771830
P.O. Box 77000
Detroit, MI 48277-1830

For overnight delivery, please remit to:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
JPMorgan Chase
ATTN: Dayton Lamina Corp.
Dept. 771830
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
Account #601962306

If you are transferring funds to our bank, please email a list of invoices being paid to DAYTON LAMINA at 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 or faxed/mailed to:

Dayton Lamina Corporation
ATTN: Gayla Powell
500 Progress Road
Dayton, OH 45449

FAX: 937-847-5793


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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

Dayton Progress opens doors to career-minded students on Manufacturing Day

Dayton Progress

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 (  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 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. (

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]. (


Alan Shaffer, President
Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road – PO Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039 USA
937-859-5111 Phone
937-859-5353 Fax

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Dayton Progress

Dayton Progress

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."


Surface Treatments and Coatings for Improved Productivity

Dayton Progress

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

Surface Treatments

DayKool™ (XCR)

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.

DayTride® (XN)

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.

Abrasive Wear

DayTiN® (XNT)

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.

ZertonPlus™ (XNA)

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.

Adhesive Wear


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.


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 5000.


Super-smooth finnish combined with advanced DLC coating for a very low coeficient of friction with extremely high wear resistance. Approx. hardness:  *Vickers 5000.


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.

Extrusion Coatings


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.

XNAProgress (XNAP)

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.

Miscellaneous Coating


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 Round Tubing

Dayton Progress

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.

FIGURE 1: The ideal nest should be a radius pocket that is machined a few thousandths of an inch larger than the OD of the tubing.

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.

Slug Control

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.

FIGURE 2: This illustrates a concave shear.

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.

FIGURE 3: This illustrates a flat-bottom punch.

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.

FIGURE 4: Shown here is a convex radius.


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.

FIGURE 5: Another method of slug control is not to remove the slug at all.

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.

Versatile Precision Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, & Retainers

Dayton Progress

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.

International Catalogs:

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VersaPlus Premium High-Performance Punches

Dayton Progress

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.

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Ball Lock Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, & Retainers

Dayton Progress

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.Ball Lock Retainers

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

Change Retainers

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

Learn more...


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.

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Kommercial & Press Fit Punches, Pilots, Die Buttons, & Retainers

Dayton Progress

Standardized Perforating Tools

  • Highly Standardized
  • Economical

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.

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TuffPunch Durable, Long-Lasting Punches & Punch Blanks

Dayton Progress

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.


Dayton Progress

Ultimate Performance. Ultimate Value.

Everlast tooling sampleEVERLAST® 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


Sharpen up!

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.

Severe applications

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

Problem: Chipping
Solution: EVERLAST®

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.

perforating results perforating sample


Part: Automotive structural safety component 
Material: Boron 
Strength: 1550MPa (225KSI) 
Existing Tools: M4

drawing and ironing sample drawing and ironing sample


Part: Power train component 
Material: CRS 
Thickness: N/A 
Strength: 700MPa (102KSI) 
Existing Material/Coating: Vanadis 4 + TiCN

coining and extruding results coining and extruding sample

Coining & Extruding

Part: Flange 
Material: HSLA
Thickness: 0.153"/ 3.88mm 
Strength: 620MPa (90KSI)
Existing Tools: H13


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

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Special Tooling

Dayton Progress


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.

Industries Served:

  • Appliance
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Furniture
  • General Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Products
  • HVAC
  • Injection Molding
  • Medical
  • Metalworking
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

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


DAYStrip Stripping System

Dayton Progress

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.

Product Drawing


DAYStrip shapes


Three types of DAYStrip strippers are available
Retainer Punch
H H1 L1 L2
DAYStrip Type Max
The L2 blank length of 35 and 45 mm can be shortened upon request.
ART/ARTS 80 45 56.3 19 22 ••     8
ART/ARTS 90 45 66.3 19 32   ••   8
CRT 80 45 56.3 19 22 ••     8
CRT 90 45 66.3 19 32   ••   8
BRT/BRTBS 90 45 56.3 19 22 ••     8
BRT/BRTBS 100 55 66.3 19 32     •• 8


D Type Size Force N
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


Stripper Body

Stripper BodyUBG_A

Stripper Body
Shank Diameter
A B C F OD K M E Force
10 42 2 27.00 56 33 16 22 9 1579
13 48 2 29.97 62 38 20 27 9 2246
16 52 2 31.75 66 43 23 32 9 2713
20 60 2 33.53 73 50 30 36 9 3345
25 70 2 40.64 83 60 40 46 9 5710
32 74 2 41.14 95 68 45 50 9 3630
38 84 2 44.49 95 77 50 54 9 5260
40 84 2 44.49 95 77 50 54 9 5260


Assembly Type UBG_A with Shape
D Type Range P Type Shape
Min. W    Max. P/G
L2 L2 min.*
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


Assembly Type UBF_A with Shape
D Type Range P Type Shape
Min. W    Max. P/G
L2 L2 min.*
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


Assembly Type UBE_A with Shape
D Type Range P Type Shape
Min. W    Max. P/G
L2 L2 min.*
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.


Bronze-Graphite Insert

UBGX Bronze-Graphite InsertUBGX

How to Order
** L2: Bronze-Graphite Insert shorter than standard (L2 Min. Note minimum lengths)
UBGR 13 P10.0 W5.0 L2 25**
Bronze-Graphite Insert L2 = 35
D Type Range P Type Shape
Min. W    Max. P/G
L2 L2 min.
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


UBFX Bronze-Graphite InsertUBGX

How to Order
UBFB 13 L2 45
Bronze-Graphite Insert L2 = 45
D Type Range P Type Shape
Min. W    Max. P/G
L2 L2 min.
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


Retainer/Stripper Combinations
L2 Retainer Type Punch Lengths Order
35 CRT 80 UBG_
45 CRT 90 UBF_
35 BRT 90 UBG_
45 BRT 100 UBF_


Urethane Stripping & Forming Products

Dayton Progress

Sheets, Rods, Bars, Tubes, Springs

SMARTStripClosed 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

  • 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.

Headed Strippers

  • 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

Headless Strippers

  • 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.

NAAMS Standard

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.

ISO Certifications

Dayton ProgressDanly-IEMLaminaLempco

ISO Certificate ImageDayton Progress and Anchor Lamina are certified ISO 9001:2015. The ISO 9001:2015 certification exemplifies our 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 9001:2015 certification validates our continued commitment to global quality and complete customer satisfaction.




ISO Certificates

EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts

Dayton Progress

EZ Fit Ball Lock InsertDayton 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!

In-House Modifications

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.)

CAD Data

Ready to place instantly in your design, CAD data for EZ Fit Ball Lock Retainer Inserts is available here.

CUMSA Marking Units

Dayton Progress

CUMSA Marking UnitFor 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

Specify: Qty. Catalog #
Example: 2 UM 043642
  1 RR 180311




1 Day


Marking Unit

UM Diagram



Interchangeable Wheel


RR Diagram



Installation & Usage Instructions

To mount marking unit on a die

to mount marking unit on a die



To turn wheels

To turn wheels



To remove marking unit from the die

to remove marking unit from the die



To change a wheel

To change a wheel


CAD Data

Form Punches and Die Buttons

Dayton Progress

Form punchesNew 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.

Product Applications

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!

Ordering Information

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.

MaxLife Die Springs

Dayton Progress

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.

Product Applications

Dayton MaxLife® Die Springs are designed to the highest quality standards, and manufactured to outperform and outlast other major brands. All Dayton die springs are available in a wide range of lengths, diameters, and load classifications in both inch and metric sizes. In addition, all springs are color-coded for easy identification of load range.

Corrosion-resistant Dayton die springs are made from pre-tempered chrome silicon wire to improve dimensional accuracy, minimize high-stress cracking, optimize the working life of press and mold dies, and help reduce downtime. Many manufacturers specify Dayton die springs to ensure optimum operation in heavy industry applications, including: automotive; aircraft; appliance; electrical; and electronic.

Quality & Performance

From the incoming raw material (tested for tensile strength, dimensional accuracy, and surface quality) to the finished product, every Dayton die spring undergoes continuous quality control to ensure optimum product performance. In comparison testing, Dayton die springs consistently outperform and outlast other major brands.

All Dayton die springs are stress relieved after coiling, then compressed to solid to enhance fatigue life. Further, they are ground square at both ends, then shot-peened. (Shot-peening supplements compressive strength to reduce stress and extend spring life.) Finally, all finished springs are electro-statically coated with a durable, anti-corrosive vinyl, and color-coded for easy identification of load ranges.

Ordering Information

Dayton die springs are ordered according to: the amount of pressure applied to the spring (see "Load Deflection Table"); the hole diameter (which determines the rod diameter); and, the free length of the spring (see drawing on usage category page). On each order, please specify quantity and "Catalog Number."

In the example below, the first "Catalog Number" is DMD37-100. "DMD" refers to Medium Duty Inch. "37" refers to a 3/8" hole diameter and 3/16" rod diameter. The "100" designation further defines the product with a free length of 1". The "Load Deflection Table" on each catalog page provides percentage of deflection, travel to solid, and load @ 1" or 1mm deflection to help determine the exact spring to select. The second product code shown is for an extra heavy duty metric spring.

The "Efficient Operating Range" of any spring should not be exceeded. For safe operation, when changing from another manufacturer to a Dayton die spring, verify that the travel of both springs is the same.

How to Order

Specify: Qty. Catalog Number
Example: 16 DMD37-1200
  24 ED32-127

Worldwide Distribution, On-time Delivery

Dayton maintains a large inventory of Dayton MaxLife® Die Springs in all standard categories throughout our system. There are no minimum size orders, and on-time delivery is a top priority. A Firm Delivery Schedule (FDS) is provided in each catalog section.

Industry Standards

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).

Inch Springs

  • 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

Metric Springs—ISO

  • Light Duty, Green, LD
  • Medium Duty, Blue, MD
  • Heavy Duty, Red, HD
  • Extra Heavy Duty, Yellow, ED

Metric Springs—JIS

  • Extra Light Load, Yellow, 91
  • Light Load, Blue, 92
  • Medium Load, Red, 93
  • Heavy Load, Green, 94
  • Extra Heavy Load, Brown, 95


Tolerance Data

Standard Die Springs

Spring Tolerance                    
OD: 0 to -.015
ID: 0 to +.015

Load: +/-10%

Free Length:   
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

Spring Tolerance
OD: -0.7mm +0.1mm
ID: +0.1mm +0.7mm

Free Length:
below 50mm: +/-0.5mm
over 55mm: +/-1%

Load: +/-10%


ISO Standard 10243

Spring Tolerance
OD: H15
ID: h15

Free Length:
25-64: +/-3%
76-115: +/-2.5%
127-305: +/-2%

Load: +/-10%



DAYLube Food Grade NanoCeramic Lubricating Grease

Dayton Progress

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.

MSDS View the SDS (fka MSDS) for DAYLube.  (español)
MSDS View the DAYLube data sheet.

Product Description

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.


  • Food Grade-NSF-H1 Food Grade certified.
  • 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 0° F to 450° F, and up to 650° F intermittently.
  • 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.

Ordering Information

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. 

How to Order
Product # Description
NLGF16 16oz. Tube
NLGF192 Case (dozen 16oz. Tubes)
NLGF16J 16oz. Jar
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.

DAYLube grease sample Ordinary grease sample
DAYLube Ordinary Grease

Test Results

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 even in areas where incidental food contact may occur.

Applications include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Cables
  • Cams
  • Chains
  • Conveyors
  • Gears
  • Lifters
  • Machine Parts
  • Robotics
  • Rods
  • Slides
  • Wear Plates

Industries Served

  • Aerospace
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Can Makers
  • Consumer Goods
  • Food Processing
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Medical / Scientific
  • Motorsports / Racing
  • National Defense
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Stamping & Fabricating
  • Truck & Bus


DAYLube Brochure235.11 KB
DAYLube MSDS40.35 KB
DAYLube DataSheet66.6 KB
DAYLube MSDS - español87.42 KB

Thread Form Punch & Die Button Units

Dayton Progress

For Type A, B, AB, & C Metal Screws

Single-step, in-die process provides exceptional holding power.

  • Cost-effective.
  • 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

Firm Delivery Schedule for Punch & Die Products

Dayton Progress

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.

Firm Delivery Schedule

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.

Our promise:

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


Catalog Products
Inch & Metric
Working Days to Shipment
Punches Buttons/Guides Pilots
Product Line Quantity Round Std.
Round Std.
Versa/plus® 1-19 4 4 5 - - - 4
Versatile 1-19 1 1 3 1 1 3 **1
Kommercial 1-19 1 1 3 2 2 3 **1
TuffPunch® 1-19 1 2 4 - - - -
Ball Lock 1-19 1 1 3 2 2 3 1
Point Larger
Than Shank
*All Lines Above 20-49 +2 +2 +2
50-99 +3 +3 +3
100-199 +4 +4 +4
*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.

All orders must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET.

Standard retainer orders received by noon ET shipped same day.

Surface Coatings & Treatments
XCR-DayKool +1
XN-DayTride® +3
XVP +3
XPS +0
XNT-DayTiN® +3
XNA-ZertonPlus +7
XNM +12
XCD +8
XCDP +14
XNP +8
XNAP-XNAProgress +12
CRN +7
Product Line
EDM Button Blanks  
D ≤ 1.00 1
1.00 < D ≤ 1.50
(with XP, add 2 Days)
D > 1.50
(with or without XP)
Jektole® Components 1
Ball Lock Accessories 1

Emergency Rush Delivery



Specify "NIN" (Need-It-Now) for same day shipment
Quantities 1-9
  Inch products only
  • A2, M2 catalog round and standard shaped punches, Point Larger Than Shank Punches (1-3 pcs. - no alterations), including locking devices and the following alterations: XP, XW, XB, XL, LL, XT, TT, XH
  • A2, M2 catalog round Versatile buttons, including the following alterations: XP, XB, XL, LL, XT, TT, XH


  • All alterations not shown above
  • Extended Range products
  • Versa/plus®
How: NIN orders must be entered by FAX (800-329-0081), email (, 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)
  • A2, M2 catalog products, including most standard alterations.


  • Extended Range products
  • Versa/plus®
  • XJ alterations
  • XBB & X3B alterations
  • XSC alterations to buttons
  • All coating alterations to all products
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.



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