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Walker Tool & Die Featured in MetalForming Magazine
April 28, 2016— Walker Tool & Die has been featured in the April 2016 issue of MetalForming Magazine. In the article entitled, "Tool Design and Build Made SIMple," Walker's use of AutoForm simulation software in all phases of the die-design and die-build process in order to gain efficiency and reduce delivery times is highlighted. Additionally, the article describes how AutoForm simulation software has helped Walker to effectively work with high-strength materials by performing accurate springback-compensation calculations.
MetalForming magazine reaches more than 53,000 readers every month. Readership is comprised of specialists engaged in the manufacture of fabricated metal products, automotive stampings, electric and electronic equipment, appliances and other similar products. We are honored to be included in this publication. You can read the full article here.
Walker Tool & Die Apprenticeship Program Sees Growth
January 11, 2016— Walker Tool & Die suspended its Apprenticeship Program during the recession of 2008-2009. Since being resumed in 2013, the program has experienced rapid growth. As of January, 2016, Walker has (13) Apprentices working towards their Journeyman status: (10) Tool & Die Apprentices, (2) Machinist Apprentices and (1) Machine Repair Apprentice. At the end of 2015, an Apprentice from our North Plant became our first employee to complete his apprenticeship under the new program.
We are happy to enable people in their quest to better themselves by learning their trade at Walker Tool & Die. Please see our Careers Page for available openings.
Walker Aquires New Large Capacity AgieCharmilles Wire EDM Machine
September 25, 2015— Walker Tool & Die recently added a new AgieCharmilles Cut 400 Sp to its Wire EDM Department. With the addition of this machine, Walker’s capacity increases to more than 21 by 31 inches with a Z height capacity of 19.7 inches. This machine is able to cut up to a 30-degree taper and has a weight capacity of more than 6600 pounds.
Walker Tool & Die featured in AutoForm Video
February 9, 2015 — AutoForm, recognized as the leading provider of software solutions for die design and sheet metal forming simulation, has featured Walker Tool & Die in a video describing our use of AutoForm software to reduce lead-time and increase the quality of our dies. Click here to watch the video.
Walker Tool & Die featured in MiBiz Newspaper
June 10, 2013 — In an article entitled, "Sparking a Recovery: West Michigan tool and die shops prepare for growth" Walker Tool & Die was featured in the June 10, 2013, edition of MiBiz, a news publication providing regional business news to executives, advisors and owners in West Michigan. MiBiz has a readership of nearly 40,000 and a growing digital presence that reaches more than 25,000 unique readers each month.