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The largest precision tooling companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustryNet on Thursday, January 3, 2019

100000315machineshopPrecision tools and tooling share a symbiotic relationship with the rest of the manufacturing industry. Precision tools create various structures and parts by a subtractive process, while precision tooling refers to the molds that allow non-metallic materials such as plastic to be formed into complex shapes.

All industries that are not completely digital rely on some form of precision tools or tooling. Despite sales of $1.93 billion, precision tooling saw a rather low 12-month increase in sales, reaching only 0.22 percent compared with 8.29 percent industry-wide.

This can be tied to this sector's higher dependence, up to 40 percent, on international distribution and the uncertainty associated with trade tariffs. The economic back and forth between the United States and China is definitely playing a role in keeping this sector from seeing the same growth that has graced the industry overall.

Haas Automation Inc.

The largest machine tool builder in the Western world was founded in 1983 by Gene Haas. Haas Automation Inc. utilizes a 1.1-million square foot facility in Oxnard, California to produce a wide variety of vertical mills, 5-axis machines, mold machines, lathes, horizontal mills, indexers and rotaries.

The company employs 1,300 dedicated workers who keep the company tradition of low-cost and high-precision alive. In addition to being used by every industry that requires machine tools, Haas also sponsors both a Formula 1 and NASCAR race team.

Janicki Industries

Nestled in the town of Sedro Woolley, Washington, Janicki Industries is involved in many interesting industries and advanced products.

Some 600 employees fabricate and design parts for wave energy generators, process automation systems, spacecraft, boats, wind turbines and even fish farms.

Along with these services, Janicki Industries also offers project management, engineering and even metrology services.

Hardinge Inc.

As an international supplier of high-tech metal cutting tools and accessories, Hardinge Inc. was recently acquired by a private investment firm. This has given the company a path to long-term growth not just in the United States but worldwide.

Having just moved their headquarters from Elmira, New York to Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Hardinge Inc. has been building high-performance machine tools for over a century.

Vermont Precision Tools Inc.

Beginning in an abandoned warehouse in Swanton, Vermont in 1968, today Vermont Precision Tools Inc. operates from a 90,000 square foot building with 225 employees.

The firm can process raw materials through any conceivable method, including the standard milling and turning, but also black oxide and cryogenic processing.

Although their capabilities are vast, the company still has a family-run attention to service in part because it is currently run by the daughter of one of the co-founders.

Toyoda Machinery USA

The Arlington Heights, Illinois based Toyoda Machinery USA began as a grinding machine supplier for a major Japanese automobile company.

Today, with just over 200 employees, they build more than just grinding machines and reach far beyond the automotive industry.

Committed to quality and service, they offer preventative maintenance programs, training and turnkey solutions.

Okuma America Corporation

A single-source provider, Okuma America builds not only the machines but the drives, motors, encoders, spindles and controls in-house.

This is a long way from its start as a noodle-making machine company in 1898, but the focus on innovation and attention to detail has not changed one bit.

Some of these innovations include machine collision avoidance systems, ECO Suite energy saving monitors and Machining Navi chatter reduction.


Davis, California is home to DMG MORI's American Research and Development hub, along with their United States factory. Using a high degree of automation, this facility is one of the most advanced in the world today.

All machines built by this company are constructed using their own line of machines, showing the customer that they put the ultimate trust in their products.

Hurco Cos. Inc.

Focused on using technology to minimize redundant and tedious work by humans, Hurco Cos. Inc. uses computers and automation wherever possible to create people-friendly processes.

In fact, 65 percent of their customers all credit the control interface and software as their favorite thing about their machines.

With over 80 patents featuring the company's name, the advance of IoT and Internet 4.0 is sure to see Hurco Cos. Inc. continuing their tradition of automation innovation.

Morrison Tool & Fab Inc.

This family-owned company started in a basement back in 1979 as a small tool and die shop in Morrison, Tennessee. Today the company is well above the $25 million revenue reference point.

More than just tool and die these days, Morrison Tool & Fab provides engineering and fabrication of returnable packaging for the automotive industry.

Cogsdill Tool Products Inc.

Over 1,000 years of experience is collectively held by the 85 employees of Cogsdill Tool Products Inc. They are the largest manufacturer of deburring, roller burnishing, CNC boring, facing and contouring equipment in the world.

Custom tools can be created for nearly any application in any industry.

Mol-Son LLC

Mattawan, Michigan is home to Mol-Son LLC, a close-tolerance precision tooling provider. They attend to every aspect of the injection molding process, from 3D design and validation, tool construction and modification, all the way through tool maintenance and repair.

Their average tooling size is in the 30- to 500-ton machine range. They can operate 24 hours a day for fast turnaround times and increased speed-to-market.

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