Metal Stamping & Tooling Blog

Saving Money on Your Metal Stamped Parts - The Mental

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

In part one, of this two-part blog series, we began to explore the different ways that manufacturers can cut costs on their metal stamping projects.

The last post focused on the physical changes that can be made to projects which, when implemented properly, can have a positive effect on your profit margins.

There are additional ways that money can be saved on your stamping projects, beyond changing physical things like the materials used for the part and the tooling used to create it.

In this post, we’ll explore the “mental” and engineering aspects that can lend themselves to a cheaper (and often times more effective) metal stamped part. 

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Saving Money on Your Metal Stamped Parts - The Physical

Posted on Jul 28, 2017

In the realm of manufacturing, as with any business venture, keeping costs low is always a top priority for any project. When clients come to us with prints or parts, one of the major concerns that they have is whether or not they are getting the most cost effective outcome.

In this two-part blog series, “Saving Money on Your Metal Stamped Parts”, we’ll cover some of the major ways that money can be saved on metal stamping projects. For the first installment, we’ll cover some of the physical changes you can make to bring costs down.

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Manor Partner Highlight: "mHub" Chicago

Posted on Jul 11, 2017

Manor Tool is a family business with deep ties to the Chicagoland area.  Beyond working to create the highest quality products for our customers, it’s also our company’s mission to continue to grow and nurture the manufacturing industry in Chicago.  Our president, Tom Simeone currently works closely with  an organization called mHUB, that is doing just that. Manor Tool wants to highlight the mHUB  mission and their work, to encourage others to join the movement towards building up manufacturing in both Chicago and beyond.

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Kaizen Events for Process Improvement in Manufacturing

Posted on Jul 1, 2017

The global business environment for manufacturers has never been more competitive. As the axiom goes, a company’s performance relative to its rivals is either getting better or its getting worse -- it never stays the same. However, while manufacturing executives are aware that they need to constantly improve their firm’s processes, actually quantifying that improvement is difficult, and figuring out a way to systematically improve company performance on a continuous basis is even more so.

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Manor Tool's Spring Break Manufacturing Internship

Posted on May 11, 2017

Topics: spring break, internship, manufacturing

While most teenagers use their High School Spring Break as a time to unwind and escape the daily grind of schoolwork, there were two extraordinary students from East Leyden High School that took a different path,and joined Manor’s ranks for their Spring Break this year.

Manor Tool has always had a deep commitment to bettering the manufacturing industry in the Chicagoland area. Part of that commitment has been to work closely with the local high schools and trade associations to help grow and develop an interest in manufacturing within the youth of the area.

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Manor's President Tom Simeone Wins TMA's 44th Annual Winzeler Award

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, winzeler award, tma, technology and manufacturing association

Manor is elated to announce that on March 4th, our very own, Tom Simeone, was honored by the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), becoming the 44th recipient of their prestigious Winzeler Award

TMA started as a small organization of a few tooling and machining companies that banded together in 1925 to better the industry, and has since grown into the powerhouse of an organization it is today.

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New 330-Ton Servo Press Installed & Photo Gallery Available At Manor Tool

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, 330 Ton Servo Press

Manor Tool is excited to announce the installation of a brand new 330-ton servo press in our Schiller Park, Illinois, facility. This press will serve as an important addition to our shop’s advanced metal stamping capabilities.

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3 Benefits of Using Advanced Servo Technology

Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, 330 Ton Servo Press

Thirty years ago, Manor Tool’s second-generation owner and president, Tom Simeone, was faced with a life-altering decision. A recent engineering graduate from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he had two potential paths ahead of him. One was to further his education, and pursue a Doctorate degree at the University of Illinois. The second was to join his father and Ken Galerno at Manor Tool - the family business his father founded in 1959.

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Advanced Metal Stamping Capability Coming Soon to Manor Tool

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

Topics: Metal Stamping Cost Savings, Advanced Metal Stamping, 330 Ton Servo Press

Manor Tool is proud to be a top manufacturer of quality American made stamped parts and components. As part of our commitment to innovation and our customers, Manor Tool is adding a new 330 ton servo press to our shop.

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University of Illinois Student Engineers Team Up with Manor Tool

Posted on Jul 7, 2016

Topics: Manor Tool, Manufacturing, Engineering, Future Engineers

Manor Tool recently collaborated with the University of Illinois (UI) at Urbana-Champaign on the school’s Senior Engineering Project program. A graduation requirement for engineering majors, the class aims to prepare students for real-world industry scenarios they may encounter in their future careers.

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