MEET OUR TEAM
Our employees are a team of experts. We have the distinct advantage of having and retaining employees with a vast wealth of experience and provide in-shop cross position training in a way few companies match. Our senior level employees on the production floor each have 20-30 years of end mill production under their belts. Combined, they have more than 250 years. We believe that says volumes for how we stay ahead of the crowd. Our experts have turned out to be our greatest asset when one considers the quality differences between our end mill manufacturing environment and the competitions. With cutting tool engineers on staff who can develop complex programs to machine precision carbide end mills with the highest tolerances, we are always the go-to resource for our customers when technical experience is required.
- Advanced Materials Selection (AMS) for difficult to machine workpiece materials.
- Advanced Coatings Selection (ACS) for improved microfinishes, performance and tool life.
- Custom Tooling Design for combining multiple processing into one tool.
- In stock specialty tooling not easily found elsewhere.
- Inspection reports for critical tolerance cutting tools.
Seeing is believing. That’s why we’ve included testimonials and real-life reviews of our tool performance and cost reductions. Collaboration has always been our key to success. We’ve included profiles of some of our partnered distributors and their stories of how both our tools and our technical expertise has helped their manufacturing customers.
CUSTOM TOOLING PROCESS
IDENTIFY APPLICATION METHOD
Through careful analysis of the part, mold or fixture workpiece our experts are able to determine the most efficient method of material removal and proper finish. Working backwards, we design a manufacturing process which optimizes performance, improves cycle time and promotes quality.
ANALYZE DESIRED OUTCOME
Speed, quality, quantity and expense are the biggest determining factors in the results of a custom tooling request. By asking the right questions and listening to our customers we can find the right fit and balance to create value.
DETERMINE PERFORMANCE VALUE LEVEL
Enhancements can always be made, but don’t always deliver value. Often times a standard tool with a slight modification can perform in nearly the same way as an engineered custom tool without excess cost and increased lead times. We pride ourselves on not only being an expert resource for your custom tooling needs, but in being a fair and honest partner in building value through the entire supply chain.
SELECT ADVANCED PRODUCT MATERIAL
Once the workpiece process, material and performance is determined, we can analyze the properties and cost of the available grades of high speed steel and micrograin carbide composites. Comparing tool life expectancy, durability and machining time allow a perfect fit.
Nearly 7,000 distributors worldwide and hundreds of thousands of end users can’t be wrong.
The manufacturing and materials industry is changing at an unprecedented pace and simply saying we supply tools to the metalworking industry would leave out a large portion of our customer base. Our tools have been used in every application imaginable, from sculptural ice carving to precision manufacturing of custom nuclear reactor parts. A few of the industries we serve are:
- Exotic & Aerospace Manufacturing
- Mold, Tool & Die
- Hard Milling
- Department of Defense
- Casting & Foundries
- Furniture / Wood