Case Studies

Preventing Breakage in Endform Tooling for the Fluid Transfer Product Industry

A long-time customer and manufacturer of tube assemblies for fluid transfer products was experiencing problems with a set of endform tooling that was originally designed by another company.

This particular set of endform tooling was causing delays in production because components of the set were constantly breaking.

We have been improving…

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3D Printed Prototype of Reverse Engineered Part for the Foam Molding Industry

A manufacturer of structural foam molding required design changes to a machined part, but they did not have the internal capability to quickly and cost effectively complete the job themselves. 

The machined part was a…

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Design and Integration of Robotic End Forming Workcell for the Tube Fabricating Industry

The workcell pictured was made by Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing for the tube fabrication industry.  We integrated a Fanuc M6iB robot into the system for the loading and unloading of end formers. Before manufacturing the workcell, we used Roboguide Simulation software to create a cell layout. In addition, we generated a series of plans…

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Electric Servo End Forming Machine (1003 EL) for the Tube Fabricating Industry

Dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality tool development and machine building products and services, Wauseon Machine manufactures the model 1003 end forming machine, displayed on the left. The end forming machines are available in both hydraulic and electric construction. However, electric end forming machinery offers more efficiency and less waste than its hydraulic counterpart, making this…

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Robotic Tended Swage End Forming of Aluminum Tube for the Military Industry

The pictured aluminum swaged tube is used within a military application. Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing designed, manufactured the tooling, and used our 64EE robot tended machine to endform the tubes. This advanced piece of equipment was able to hold an overall close tolerance of ±.010″, and a ±1° tolerance on all…

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