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-TOP TIER QUALITY
For over 30 years, California Tool & Cutter Grinding has been dedicated to producing the highest quality cutting tools and carbide specials. We are committed to excellence and have invested in our people, technology, and the best carbide materials available to ensure that our customers have access to the most advanced carbide cutting tools on the market.
Our commitment to quality and growth is evident in our consistent year-over-year expansion. Recently, we have added several new ANCA grinding machines to our already capable lineup. This investment has allowed us to increase our capacity, shorten lead times, and maintain high levels of productivity. We strive to continuously improve and expand our operations to deliver even better service and quality to our customers.
Cutting tools come in various shapes and sizes, but what sets us apart from other manufacturers is our ability to customize the geometrical features to suit your machinery's specific requirements. We understand that each customer's equipment, materials, and coolants are unique, and therefore, we strive to find the optimal combinations of geometrical features that deliver the best performance for your specific needs.
Unlike catalog companies that offer limited information, which may not apply to your equipment, we provide personalized solutions tailored to your needs. Our ability to deliver custom-tailored cutting tools for your machinery is what makes us stand out from the competition. We believe in providing the highest level of service to our customers and are committed to finding the perfect tool combinations that deliver the best results for your business. Give us the opportunity to demonstrate how we can create tools tailored to your unique needs.
SOLID CARBIDE DRILLS
Demand for high-quality solid carbide drills is high. We produce some of the best-performing drills that create exceptionally clean holes and finishes. Our range includes various custom drills such as step drills, double-margin drills, drill reamers, coolant-through drills, high helix, combination drills, and our popular H-Drill. The H-Drill boasts a 3-flute design with a fine-tip point that eliminates walking, resulting in superior finishes, faster feed rates, and overall enhanced performance. Whether you require large production runs or smaller orders with a minimum of three pieces, we can accommodate your needs.
PRODUCTION OF 1/4-28 THREADED SHANK TOOLS
We specialize in manufacturing top-tier 1/4-28 Threaded Shank Tools, with a focus on high-quality carbide cutting tools. Committed to excellence, advanced technology, and sustainable practices, our company leads in delivering cutting-edge solutions for various industrial sectors. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility boasts advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines for precision machining and threading. Automation integration guarantees the consistent and accurate production of 1/4-28 threaded shank tools, meeting the highest industry standards.
INSPECTION PROCESS: OUR INSPECTION PROCESS IS CONCLUDED USING OUR ZOLLER GENIUS 3 MACHINE TO CONFIRM CRITICAL GEOMETRY & TOLERANCE CALLOUTS ARE ACHIEVED
Utilizing the Zoller Genius 3 machine, we ensure unparalleled precision in inspecting 1/4-28 Threaded Shank Tools. This state-of-the-art equipment guarantees meticulous examination of critical geometry and tolerances, meeting the highest industry standards. Our commitment to excellence goes beyond routine checks, utilizing advanced technology to consistently deliver tools that exceed expectations.
We manufacture cutting tools on the highest quality CNC grinders available. Along with our vast capabilities for producing solid carbide rotary tools and form tools, we also have a dedicated tool and cutter grinding facility to sharpen and recondition your existing cutting tools. We are not only experts in carbide specialties, we have vast knowledge in high-speed machining. If you utilize machinery that is capable of running 6K-40K rpm and 24-100hp, we have a wide range of tools suitable for your operations
Quality is always a primary focus for manufacturers seeking new cutting tool suppliers. A manufacturer with our extensive experience in crafting cutting tools recognizes that to ensure optimal performance, maintaining quality throughout the entire tool-making process is paramount. To achieve this goal, our inspection department has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment, software, and processes, solidifying our commitment to upholding a reputation for excellence. The culmination of our quality assurance efforts is seen in the final inspection stage, where we utilize our Zoller Genius 3 to meticulously verify that all critical cutter geometries and tight tolerance callouts have been met. This meticulous approach guarantees that each cutting tool not only appears identical but consistently delivers optimal performance.
Inspecting tools on our Zoller machine is the final stage of our inspection process after initial inspection which includes checks for chips, heels, burs, etc. as well as measuring all callouts on customer prints on an optical comparator, micrometer inspection of tool necks and shanks, and tool washing before Zoller inspection. Checking tools on our Zoller ensures certified tools match their corresponding reports. We measure and confirm cutter diameters, step lengths, helix angles, relief angles, hook, and other crucial geometrical features confirming they match the master tool we keep on hand for all cutting tools manufactured at California Tool.