New Ultra Glide Tooling From Eaton Leonard Tooling Provides Long Life in Tough Environments

Vista, CA, February 23, 2010 - Eaton Leonard Tooling, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bender tooling, is pleased to announce the availability of a new process for mandrels called Ultra Glide. In development for over two years, this process has been shown to increase the life of existing aluminum bronze mandrels used in the rotary draw tube bending industry. This increased life decreases tooling costs, eliminates some set up costs, and reduces machine down time.

The new Ultra Glide uses special materials and proprietary processing and works well with mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminized stainless steel. Using Ultra Glide mandrels saves money over the long term despite the higher initial costs. Cost savings are realized by their ability to withstand long term use -- they last as much as four times longer than conventional bronze mandrels.

Sam Davis, President of Tube Technologies, uses these mandrels and states "The mandrels cost more upfront, but with the savings in tooling costs, set up labor, and reduced down time, they are definitely worth it. Since we implemented these Ultra Glide mandrels, we have seen literally no wear on them and we have been using them for almost two years."

Ultra Glide is also suited for other applications, such as end forming.

To discuss pricing and possibility of using Ultra Glide for your specific application, please call 800-254-8665 to speak to one of our application engineers. You may also email questions to Keri Minnick at We will be happy to help you.

About Eaton Leonard Tooling

Eaton Leonard Tooling has been designing and manufacturing tube bender tooling and
pipe bender tooling for 30 years. We use state of the art CAD and CNC applications so you can be assured that your bender tooling exceeds your applications needs. Furthermore, Eaton Leonard Tooling only uses the highest quality steel, so right out of the box you can expect long life in the toughest environments.

We have two state of the art facilities that allow us to create tooling for any industry. Whether your requirements are high volume or low volume high precision tools, we have the experience and capacity to meet any requirements. All of our products are engineered with the customer in mind. This type of refined engineering will show in the extended life of all our products.

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West Cost Office:

1391Specialty Dr, Suite B

Vista, Ca 92081

Phone: 760-599-5001

Fax: 760-599-5010

Toll Free: (800) 254-8665

Mid-West Office:

435 Roske Dr

Elkhart, In 46517

Phone: 574-295-5041

Fax: 574-522-3992


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