Lead Former Tooling CF-8

Precision Lead Former Tooling for Axial Components

Eliminate Body Stress with Versatile CF-8 Lead Former Tooling

GPD’s CF-8 eliminates component body stress. Versatility is the key word for the CF-8. Simple tooling changes make short or long run production jobs quick and easy.


  • Meets exacting military standards
  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Eliminates component body-to-lead stress
  • Forms axial leaded components either vertically or horizontally
  • Repeatability of station settings are controlled to ± .002″ (0.05 mm)
  • Form loose or taped axial-leaded components
  • Tooling change-over is quick and easy
  • Form components with lead diameters between 0.015″ (0.38 mm) and 0.060″ (1.52 mm)

Production Rates

  • Tape mounted components up to 25,000 parts per hour
  • Loose fed components up to 4,000 parts per hour

Common Forms


The CF-8 forms axial leaded components in various form styles:

Operational Sequence

A basic illustration of how the CF-8 cuts, forms, and bends axial leaded components.

Key Features

  • Control lead protrusion below the pc board with cut-off lock-in tooling to eliminate post solder trimming.
  • Lock-in tooling prevents component “float” during wave solder process.
  • Stand-off or flushmount lock-in forms for components with lead diameter from .015″ to .060 (0.38 mm to 1.52 mm) and lead material from copper to steel.
  • Feed loose or taped components with the same machine. Feed from reels with standard Tape Feeder or in bulk with optional Jacobs Ladder.
  • Reduce setup time through repeatable station settings and GPD’s exclusive Calculator Software Package.
  • The CF-8 meets the most difficult standards for stress-free/nick-free forming during the forming sequence.
  • Standard tooling in stock.
  • Station adjustments available in inches or metric.


A complete line of accessories ranging from the Calculator Software to an Electronic Counter to the Transport Wheel System is available for use with the CF-8.