Tooling is the required manufacturing components that alter raw materials into finished products in a repeatable way, such as printing plates that print the same images onto a multitude of cards, molds that form a multitude of clamshells in the same shape, and trim dies that make cuts in the same place on a multitude of parts. In most cases, tooling specialized to a specific product or product line is necessary, though we are always on the lookout for ways to consolidate tooling between similar products to reduce cost.