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Product Development

We recognize that the speed at which a company can realize a product has a significant impact on the amount of market share it captures. Since developing a product can be a long and costly process, we have created several tooling platforms that can be custom-tailored to your specific requirements.

Model Shop

Quantities purchased from our Model Shop range from one or two parts to several thousand. OurĀ processesĀ include wire EDM or chemically etched blanks, and single-hit or multi-slide pneumatic Schmidt presswork. Prototype, test and reach your market segment by using the Model Shop to fine-tune your precision product development.

First to Market

First to Market is our most popular tooling platform. It is the most cost effective, robust tooling platform available for producing quantities ranging from a few thousand to over a billion. This program is offered in several popular sizes to accommodate even the most complex stampings.

With a First to Market tool, the customer is only required to purchase the product-specific internal tooling. The external carcass items such as die set and matrix blocks exist as K S Tooling, Inc. assets. The design is completely universal allowing us to combine the inside tooling with the die set for a production order.


Stand Alone Tool

At K S Tooling, Inc., we understand that certain products are best tooled in a stand alone die. From three plate tools to modules, we have the experience to build the right solution for your challenge.

FTM Highlights

  • Speeds in excess of 1500 spm
  • Raw material thickness from .0015" to .060"
  • Strip width up to 2.250"
  • Quantities to > 1 billion
  • Perpetual maintenance included
  • Standard and large size available
  • Unique exit fee keeps tool "Transferable"
  • Savings to date > $4,000,000
PricePart QTYDelivery
Model Shop$$1-10,000Immediate
First To Market$$$5K to >1BAccelerated
Stand-Alone$$$$5K to >1BStandard