Automotive part companies have turned to Little Lakes for more than 50 years to deliver exact tooling used in high volume parts manufacturing.
Automotive: Powder Metal Tooling
Near perfect vertical surfaces were required on a tool feature for a Little Lakes’ automotive customer. We designed the toolpath so that hand polishing was not required, and then used the identical toolpath on all other similar features on the tool. It takes the right tools, and the knowledge of how to use them, to make the perfect tooling surface.
Automotive: Flow Forming Tooling
Sometimes bigger is better, especially when milling features with tight radii into hardened materials like D2 or DC53. On our big Makino horizontal mill, the spindle and the parts holding are super stable, eliminating any vibration that could mar the quality of the final tool. Our customers’ flow forming tools are the product of this perfect alignment of equipment and know-how.