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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
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For over 51 years,EBway Corporation has served the metal stamping industry with innovative Technology, Tooling and Wire EDM techniques.
The company originated in 1961 under the name of Minnie Punch & Die Co. in Union, New Jersey. It's founder, Edward Bennett, had invented the Minnie Die which was a low cost stamping tool. This unique technology was patented, licensed and manufactured by many tool and die companies throughout the United States and in 35 countries of Europe and Asia.
In 1971, Mr. Bennett developed a new tooling system for conventional stampings called "Grip Blanking". Grip Blanking dies were more durable than the Minnie Dies and had the advantage of stamping thicker metals with longer production runs. It was with the development of this technology that the name of the company changed to EBway Corporation.
In 1977, EBway Corporation moved from New Jersey to its new facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Soon afterward, EBway purchased its first pair of Wire Electrical Discharge Machines (Wire-EDM). These new, accurate machines were used to cut the punch and die details of the EBway tooling. The Wire-EDM machines were also made available to other mold and die shops and consequently, EBway was the first in Florida to offer a Wire-EDM subcontract service.
Wire-EDM was the missing link in the finalization of an idea that Ed Bennett had been tooling with for years. He finally was able to develop a way to make smooth edge stampings that exceeded the quality and accuracy of conventional stampings. This new technology was called "Gripflow®".
The only technology coming close to Gripflow® was Fineblanking. But, Fineblanking was a very costly process requiring an impingement ring in the die and the use of a special Fineblank press in order to run the stampings. Unlike that of Fineblanking, Gripflow® does not require an impingement ring (thus the press has full blanking tonnage --- whereas a Fineblanking press may have only 60% of its blanking tonnage), the punch actually enters the die, slugs pass through the die similar to a conventional die and a modified conventional punch press is used to run production (this press can be used to run either Gripflow® tooling or conventional tooling). The costs to manufacture the tooling and to run production is dramatically less than that of Fineblanking --- at times 30 to 40 percent less, yet the quality is equivalent.
Since the advent of Gripflow®, EBway's Research & Development Team have made monumental steps in improving the quality, accuracy and costs of this stamping process. Many stampings that were unable to be Fineblanked have been successfully produced with Gripflow®. Secondary machining operations performed on parts, such as: drilling, reaming, countersinking, counterboring, milling, shaving, broaching and straightening have been eliminated using the Gripflow® stamping process.
Today, more than 24 people work at the recently expanded 53,000 square foot manufacturing facility. EBway designs and manufactures Gripflow® tooling to produce stampings to its customer's part prints. Metal forming and dimensional problems are addressed and solved in the state-of-the-art computer design department. The design then goes to the skilled craftsmen in the tool room who utilize the latest CNC machining centers and CNC Wire-EDM machines to produce the Gripflow® tool. When completed and first article part(s) have been approved by the customer, the tool then goes to the stamping department where long and short runs are done on press equipment ranging up to 440 ton capacity.
Gifted with innovation and creativity aimed at engineering, production and administrative excellence, EBway is on the leading edge of technology providing a better product at a lower cost. We welcome those who can benefit from our know-how and Gripflow® stamping process.