Material selection, be it different steel and/or carbide grades, plays an important role on tool life. Choosing the correct tool materials for the application, you can optimize performance and life, thus lowering your tooling cost per can. When creating a tooling solution for 2 and 3 piece cans and aerosols, tooling specifications need to be clearly defined. Can manufacturing is a very sophisticated process, consisting of several different components that work together to keep the production line running. The malfunction of even one of these components will result in the stoppage of production. The unique composition of cemented carbide provides stability and high productivity in production, DWI process, forming, and stamping operations in the can manufacturing industry, which makes cemented carbide the ideal tool material.