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  1. Metal Stamping Transfer Tooling Checklist

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    Tooling encompasses a sizeable investment in most product manufacturing. Carefully documenting tooling transfer procedures will safeguard production when changing providers due to quality, cost, or logistics issues. Many industries commonly use transfer tooling to take advantage of third-party expertise, including appliances, automotive, aerospace, furniture assemblers, machine shops, medical device manufacturers, sheet metal stampers, and more.transfer tooling ebook

    During the tooling development phase, third-party tooling providers often take ownership of a variety of time-consuming, laborious, or specialized tasks, including:

    • Design
    • Machining
    • Heat treating
    • Routing
    • Barcoding
    • Turning
    • Pressing
    • Debugging
    • Final inspection with coordinate measuring machines (CMM)

    Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company is a first-class metal stamper with over 60 years of experience. Our team has extensive experience developing and fabricating tooling, and we can also optimize and incorporate transferred tooling into our operation. We work with a variety of metals, such as:

    • Aluminum
    • Cold-rolled steel
    • HSLA
    • Spring steel
    • Stainless steel

    We have earned a reputation for high-quality services, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing, prompting many customers to transfer their stamping dies to us from other suppliers. Read more about the strategies for getting the most from your transfer tooling here. 

    Checklist for an Effective Transfer Tooling Procedure

    Not all tooling transfers are the same. Be as thorough as possible, and be sure to speak with your transfer partnering company about any materials they may need. Additionally, consult with your previous provider about any proprietary info and materials that they must include in the transfer. This checklist will help to ensure nothing gets missed in the transfer between providers. You can download a checklist for your own records by clicking here!

    Complete tool drawings

    Hard copy

    CAD files


    Tool installation


    Spare parts list

    High-risk of repair parts

    Replacement parts

    Spare parts inventory

    Spare parts supplier information

    Contact info


    Purchasing history

    Complete records

    Project management

    Tool service


    Complete component QC records

    May include inspection data

    Component-specific inspection fixtures and their drawings

    Final sample strip that represents the last material run off the tool

    Verify security or attachment of the tool to the shipping crate

    Verify that the shipping paperwork is accurate/complete


    Asset #

    Customs declarations

    Bill of lading

    Correct shipping address

    Final verification of the following:

    Shut height

    Die dimensions

    Material thickness and width

    Die type

    Tonnage requirement

    Nitro requirement

    Air cushion requirement

    Special feed requirement

    Straightener requirement

    Material specifications

    Die shape

    Remaining cut edge

    Special oil requirements for die

    Produce Higher Quality Products With Manor Tool

    When you invest in tooling to manufacture your products, make sure you have a defined and easily repeatable transfer tooling process in case issues arise with your third-party provider. Manor Tool has implemented efficient transfer tooling procedures, ensuring a fast and easy transition for our customers. We value close partnerships with our clients and welcome existing and prospective customers to tour our facilities at any time.

    If you’d like to learn more about transfer tooling, we invite you to download our eBook. For questions on our products or services, please contact us or request a quote today.