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A Peek at Manor Tool’s History

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Manor Tool & Manufacturing specializes in metal stamping and deep drawn stamping services with complete prototyping and contract manufacturing capabilities, along with design, engineering, and custom tooling. Our secondary machining options include brazing, deburring, heat treatment, plating, painting, soldering, packaging, powder coating, and more. We’re proud to offer all the services our clients need to complete their most demanding projects, but we didn’t start here.

Our experience in this industry goes back decades, from when we first opened our doors in 1959 as a local tool and die shop. Even though a lot has changed since then, our focus on high-quality products and outstanding customer service has stayed the same, and it’s allowed us to expand to offer the range of services we do today. Take a closer look at how we’ve established ourselves as an industry leader in metal stamping.

Travel Through Time With Our Infographic!

How can you sum up six decades of service? Our long, rich history is broken down into key milestones and highlights in our new infographic: The History of Manor Tool & Manufacturing. As you click through the timeline, you’ll learn more about the three generations that have worked to make this family-owned company what it is today, how we’ve innovated to serve our clients over 60 years and counting, and how we’re poised to grow:

  • We were founded in 1959 by Lee Simeone. After honing his skills in the post-World War II industrial boom, Simeone was prepared to start his own company near Chicago—which is still our headquarters today.
  • Lee’s son, Tom Simeone, joined the team and was eventually promoted to President with Lee’s son-in-law, Ken Galeno, as Vice President.
  • We continued to expand our 32-press facility with a 400-ton stamping press, a 330-ton Servo press, and an automated robotic production cell to better serve our clients.
  • We acquired Vogel Tool for tubular part fabrication, extending our reach and expertise.
  • We created CLL Engineering for tube fabrication tools and gasket dies.
  • In 2019, we celebrated our 60th anniversary, and we’re looking forward to the next 60 years and beyond.

What started as a small tool and die shop is now a state-of-the-art facility serving companies in diverse industries, like aerospace, original equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, medical and healthcare, telecommunications, construction, and more. With continued innovation, long-term customer relationships, and a commitment to service, we’re ready to take metal stamping to the next level in the years we have ahead of us. We can’t wait to see how the trends in metal stamping evolve, and we look forward to leading the way with cost-effective solutions. From prototyping and small production runs to high-volume runs and repeat orders, we have the equipment, the partnerships, and the experienced team you need to handle projects of all sizes and complexities.

Get to Know Manor Tool

To know our history is to know us, because it’s full of diverse projects, happy clients, and evidence of our highest values. Our longevity is a testament to our high-quality work and commitment to customer satisfaction. Check out our brand new timeline today and click to see how far we’ve come—and how much further we can go! We’re proud to share our story with you, and we hope you’ll be a part of our timeline in the 60 years to come.


Download “What You Need to Know About Sheet Metal Forming Simulation”

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What started as a small tool and die shop more than 60 years ago has become a world-class metal stamping company. At Manor Tool, we specialize in punching, bending, forming, and deep drawn stamping for projects of all sizes and complexities.

Before we start production, we go to great lengths to ensure your design is completely functional and manufacturable. There are several ways to do this, and sheet metal forming simulation is one of the most efficient, cost-effective methods. The engineers at Manor Tool rely on it to save time, money, and hassle. To help you understand this process and its benefits, we’ve released a new eBook: “What You Need to Know About Sheet Metal Forming Simulation.”

Download Our Latest eBook!What you need to know about sheet metal forming simulation by manor tool book cover

To test components without producing expensive prototypes, manufacturers turn to sheet metal forming simulation. This finite element analysis (FEA) technique uses specialized software to run tests on part and product designs to detect errors or potential problems, test different materials, and test tool design options. It’s a highly accurate way to predict the success or failure of a particular design, and it’s used in industries like automotive, aerospace, and medical.

Benefits of Sheet Metal Forming Simulation

Sheet metal forming simulation offers several advantages over prototyping and other testing alternatives:

  • Save Money
  • Improve Efficiency
  • Reduce Stress
  • Build Stronger Parts
  • Access Information

Contact Manor Tool to Learn More

We’re excited to offer sheet metal forming simulation as an efficient, accurate, and cost-effective alternative to prototyping. Manor Tool has grown and thrived for 60 years and counting because of our ongoing commitment to understanding and using the latest technology. Our engineers have the top tech and equipment and receive thorough training to ensure optimal results for our clients.

Contact us to learn more about sheet metal forming simulation and our other capabilities, and download our eBook, “What You Need to Know About Sheet Metal Forming Simulation” for a better understanding of this exciting technology and how it can help you and your company. When you’re ready to proceed with your project, request a quote. We look forward to working with you.