Expert Tooling and Prototyping

When it comes to a vehicle’s success, the steps between original design and production are absolutely critical. LTC assists its customers in ensuring a seamless progression from concept to production by delivering outstanding tooling and prototyping services, backed by industry-leading expertise.

Tooling

We started out as roll form tooling specialists, and we’ve maintained that expertise for more than 40 years since. We’re a one-stop shop for roll form tooling, building a broad range of specialty tools:

  • Pre-pierced/pre-notched dies
  • Roll form dies
  • Cutoff dies
  • Mid-pierce dies
  • Secondary forming dies
  • Turnkey production lines
    LTC designs and builds tools for our customers.

In short, we create everything needed to manufacture a roll formed part and we build our tooling to incredibly tight tolerances so as to ensure maximum repeatability and integrity of the finished product because of our highly skilled associates. We tend to work more quickly than other roll forming companies, helping your project advance more rapidly into production.

LTC also fabricates smaller–sized stamping dies and provides all necessary die maintenance and repair.

Prototyping

LTC understands our customer’s objectives in prototype development: to provide proofs of designs and concepts, to assess potential design deficits and manufacturing hazards, and to ultimately minimize overall manufacturing costs. We prototype all part configurations, whether roll formed or stamped assembly, with these considerations firmly in mind.

LTC prototyping enables shortened time to production and ensures consistency between prototyped and production parts. Prototypes produced by us will be identical to production parts made by us, with essentially no distinctions in terms of quality or functionality. In some cases, we can do pull-ahead production tooling, utilizing these tools in the prototype process before putting them into service in the production environment.

At all stages we strive to gather and share relevant knowledge, learning throughout the process in order to minimize failure, reduce the need for retooling or reengineering, and minimize costs.

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