(1) Refers to the implements used to hold, cut, shape or deform the work materials.
(2) A general term (also "tooling") that refers to the part of the production set-up that could loosely be described as a mold (see above). However, tooling is not necessarily the male or female mold itself, but the complete mechanism that is in direct contact with the material. It may refer to either a mold, cutters or formers.
A tool is a device that can be used to produce an item or achieve a task, but that is not consumed in the process. Informally the word is also used to describe a procedure or process with a specific purpose. Tools that are used in particular fields or activities may have different designations such as Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus.