KS Tooling, Inc.

KS Tooling, Inc: Turning Vendor Consolidation into an Opportunity
Machinery & Machining Tools

KS Tooling, Inc: Turning Vendor Consolidation into an Opportunity

A number of manufacturers these days are seeing their business models shrinking, forcing them to do more with less people. Where there may have been fifteen procurement officers, there are now three. With a dramatically reduced staff looking at a list of hundreds of vendors who offer very similar services or products, there is plenty of opportunity to consolidate. In stratifying their lists, a...

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KS Tooling, Inc. Provides High Speed Stamping for the Medical Device Industry
Machinery & Machining Tools

KS Tooling, Inc. Provides High Speed Stamping for the Medical Device Industry

One of our customers manufactures lifesaving EPI pens. Before they came to us they were stamping the pens using gap frame presses with die speeds of 100 to 150 strokes per minute. They had a successful product, so they were looking to scale up production. Their strategy was to purchase additional presses and dies. With a strong desire for higher speed presses, our client contracted a world class...

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KS Tooling Manufactures Its 50,000,000 SFP Cage Assembly
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

KS Tooling Manufactures Its 50,000,000 SFP Cage Assembly

A few weeks back we hit an exciting milestone here at KS Tooling: we manufactured our fifty-millionth SFP cage assembly. We've been producing SFP cage assemblies for seven years now, both single port and ganged cage assemblies in 1 x 2, 1 x 4 and 1 x 6 sizes. Along the way we've added many product line expansions in the form of application specific part numbers. What does this milestone...

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Advantages of Stampings over Screw Machining
Machinery & Machining Tools

Advantages of Stampings over Screw Machining

Lately, in an effort to reduce costs, we've seen many of our clients converting conventional screw machined parts into stampings. While stamping has a much higher entry cost than screw machining, the piece price is much lower. For this reason, moving from screw machining to stamping results in a significant cost reduction over time, hence the popularity of making the switch. Due to the fact that...

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Turnkey Automation Systems from KS Tooling, Inc.
Controls & Controllers

Turnkey Automation Systems from KS Tooling, Inc.

We recently completed an automated dual camera vision inspection system for one of our clients. It will increase their throughput by close to 2x what their current system is capable of. This is a unique project in that it does not involve a stamping operation, and marks the start of an exciting new chapter for KS Tooling. In the past we've built a few automation cells for our clients, but now...

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Robotics

Partnering with KS Tooling

Last year we added a Cartesian robot to our production line to package and inspect our products. While we were integrating the robot into our line we were able to maintain production speed without having to slow down or stop. With it we were able to increase throughout and improve the quality of our parts. Before we added the Cartesian robot we were producing parts in bulk, taking them out,...

Read More »
KS Tooling, Inc: Turning Vendor Consolidation into an Opportunity
Machinery & Machining Tools

KS Tooling, Inc: Turning Vendor Consolidation into an Opportunity

A number of manufacturers these days are seeing their business models shrinking, forcing them to do more with less people. Where there may have been fifteen procurement officers, there are now three. With a dramatically reduced staff looking at a list of hundreds of vendors who offer very similar services or products, there is plenty of opportunity to consolidate. In stratifying their lists, a...

Read More »
KS Tooling, Inc. Provides High Speed Stamping for the Medical Device Industry
Machinery & Machining Tools

KS Tooling, Inc. Provides High Speed Stamping for the Medical Device Industry

One of our customers manufactures lifesaving EPI pens. Before they came to us they were stamping the pens using gap frame presses with die speeds of 100 to 150 strokes per minute. They had a successful product, so they were looking to scale up production. Their strategy was to purchase additional presses and dies. With a strong desire for higher speed presses, our client contracted a world class...

Read More »
KS Tooling Manufactures Its 50,000,000 SFP Cage Assembly
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

KS Tooling Manufactures Its 50,000,000 SFP Cage Assembly

A few weeks back we hit an exciting milestone here at KS Tooling: we manufactured our fifty-millionth SFP cage assembly. We've been producing SFP cage assemblies for seven years now, both single port and ganged cage assemblies in 1 x 2, 1 x 4 and 1 x 6 sizes. Along the way we've added many product line expansions in the form of application specific part numbers. What does this milestone...

Read More »
Advantages of Stampings over Screw Machining
Machinery & Machining Tools

Advantages of Stampings over Screw Machining

Lately, in an effort to reduce costs, we've seen many of our clients converting conventional screw machined parts into stampings. While stamping has a much higher entry cost than screw machining, the piece price is much lower. For this reason, moving from screw machining to stamping results in a significant cost reduction over time, hence the popularity of making the switch. Due to the fact that...

Read More »
Turnkey Automation Systems from KS Tooling, Inc.
Controls & Controllers

Turnkey Automation Systems from KS Tooling, Inc.

We recently completed an automated dual camera vision inspection system for one of our clients. It will increase their throughput by close to 2x what their current system is capable of. This is a unique project in that it does not involve a stamping operation, and marks the start of an exciting new chapter for KS Tooling. In the past we've built a few automation cells for our clients, but now...

Read More »
Robotics

Partnering with KS Tooling

Last year we added a Cartesian robot to our production line to package and inspect our products. While we were integrating the robot into our line we were able to maintain production speed without having to slow down or stop. With it we were able to increase throughout and improve the quality of our parts. Before we added the Cartesian robot we were producing parts in bulk, taking them out,...

Read More »
Company News

KS Tooling Maintains TS 16949:2009 Certification for the Automotive Industry and Beyond

Here at KS Tooling, we design, build and condition high-speed progressive dies, and manufacture stampings and assemblies. For the type of work we do, being ISO-certified is a minimum industry requirement. But we're not about the minimum. Our customers demand the very best, and so we strive to be the very best, which is why we're not just ISO-certified, but Technical Specification" TS 16949:2009...

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