Our commitment to continuous improvement in technology, allows us to perform all manufacturing processes in our facilities. This enables us to deliver superior tools with unparalleled timeliness to meet even the most stringent of deadlines. When the very best is required, make us your first choice!
FTT’s experienced engineering staff, designs rotary cutting tools for specific applications. Knowing the customer’s process results in optimized performance, extended tool life, cycle time reduction, and ultimately reducing cost per part.
Rotary cutting tool reconditioning is an opportunity for our customer to save 70% or more compared to the cost of a new tool, and still achieve like new performance. Properly sharpening by grinding new cutting edges, applying surfaces treatments and applying PVD coatings to drills or end mills will save you money, reduce your inventory float, and continue to give you the FTT consistency.
Production of “SPECIAL” high end rotary cutting tools for the most demanding applications is the norm for FTT. Within both facilities, Form Tool Technology employs over 30 CNC grinding machines. 90% of the CNC machines are equipped with robotics allowing for unattended “lights out” manufacturing. Along with the “SPECIALS” we manufacture high performance carbide drills and end mills for end users or private label contracts. FTT is capable of processing large orders consisting of 1000+ pieces or orders as small as 1 piece.
PVD COATING DEPARTMENT
Having an in-house PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating facility with multiple coating chambers, provides our customers with a one stop shop. Emergency orders can now be completed on-time without the unexpected delays from unreliable 3rd party lead times or by having to use uncoated cutting tools. By maintaining total control over the entire coating process, we are able to achieve tolerance levels of ±1µm after coating.
BLUE STREAK EMERGENCY SERVICE
Form Tool Technology recognizes the importance for you to meet your deadlines, or to keep your production lines running. We are offering a new service which we call “Blue Streak” where we manufacture standard and special cutting tools in a 12 to 72 hour time period. Utilizing a dedicated multiple CNC grinding machine cell and a consigned carbide inventory allows FTT manufacture / modify / recondition in the fastest time possible.
CUTTING TOOL INSPECTION
Equipped with the finest inspection equipment in the cutting tool industry allows every tool processed though our facilities to be properly inspected and documented. CNC driven inspection equipment with optics and lasers provide effective and proven results. When products are shipped from our facilities they are guaranteed to be in tolerance!
With several manufacturing engineers on staff, FTT supports products at the customer’s spindle. We offer tool utilization assistance with machining parameters and stand behind our products 100% from our spindle to yours.
Additional Available Services: Surface Treatments / Reverse Engineering / EDM Machining / Laser Marking