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Universal Punch Corp. is known for maximum quality and dependability. We offer the largest worldwide stocking and distribution of Six-Lobe™ and ISO Hexalobular products through our international suppliers. Our modern facility and engineering support provides the very best processes necessary to make heading tools with the highest structural integrity that will withstand the severest heading application. In addition, complete inventories of standard tooling and gaging are available for immediate delivery in a variety of materials, finishes, and coatings. Our unparalled capabilities allow us to produce unique and special punches and exotic gaging to meet your requirements. With modern CNC Form Grinding, CNC Turning, production CNC milling, wire EDM, conventional EDM, and custom press-type work, allow us to perform for you with speed, reliability, and precision.

The Hexalobular Drive was developed to overcome the limitations of hex, Phillips, square, and other drive systems.


  • Lead-in chamfer
  • 15º drive angle
  • Straight side walls
  • Broad contact surface
  • Can be used with fastener diameters from M0.9 to M24 (#00 to 1")
  • Reduces camout
  • Reduces need for excessive end load force
  • Extends tool life
  • Reduces worker fatigue
  • Reduces rework and scrap
  • Reduces radial forces which damage tools and fastener

About Universal Punch Corporation
An ISO 9001:2000 registered company by Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Universal Punch Corp. has been a world class manufacturer of the highest quality header tooling, medical instruments, and special gaging for over 40 years. Our goal is to continually create new products and always be attentive to the needs of our customers. As part of our continuing commitment to provide precision and excellence in all of our products, we have expanded into a state of the art 65,000 sq.ft. facility. Our spacious new plant is equipped with increased machining capacity, expanded heat treating facilities, calibration, inspection laboratory, and clean rooms. Our laboratory ensures that all products sold conform to specifications for ANSI or ISO standards. All measuring equipment and gaging masters are directly traceable to N.I.S.T. All certification processes and procedures conform to ISO/IEC Guide 17025.

Internal ISO Quality Systems
Our quality system has established lines of management control with defined levels of responsibility to assure the effectiveness of our policy. We employ the best talent, machinery, and inspection equipment for our manufacturing lines. This builds and coordinates a high quality atmosphere to ensure customer satisfaction. Universal's management team and employees are strongly committed to delivering only the best quality product, on time and every time.

Certified to ISO9001:2008 for the scope of Machining and Packaging of Medical Components and Instruments.
Compliant to ISO13485:2003 for the scope of Machining and Packaging of Medical Components and Instruments.
FDA Compliant to part 21 CFR 820.30 Design Control Guidance For Medical Device Manufacturers.

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4001 W. Macarthur Blvd. • Santa Ana, CA 92704 USA
phone 714-556-4488 fax 714-556-6314