Ohio Tool & Jig Grind Inc. Experiences SUPER-PRECISION First Hand
Ohio Tool & Jig Grind enjoys a steady flow of High-Precision jobs entering their factory on a daily basis! Incorporated in 1999, Ohio Tool & Jig Grind, Inc. is a full service machining facility located in Dayton, Ohio servicing customers in the food/beverage, medical, aerospace and automotive industries.
Late in 2010, Ohio Tool made the decision to expand their capacity and capability with the purchase of a Hardinge SUPER-PRECISION® T-42 CNC turning center. With this purchase Ohio Tool had the opportunity to utilize the precision products that has made Hardinge famous for the past 120 years. “We were immediately impressed by the accuracy and repeatability of this lathe. Contours that we used to fight with became “non issues”. In retrospect, we should have made the decision to buy Hardinge long ago,” commented David Brinker, President/Owner.
Ohio Tool & Jig Grind’s specialty is close tolerance and polished form tools for the Can industry. “Many of the parts have intricate forms with tight profile tolerances that we hard turn on the new Hardinge lathe” commented Craig Price, Manufacturing Manager/Owner.
Hardinge’s SUPER-PRECISION® T-42 has rapidly been gaining the reputation as the most accurate turning center in the market. With specifications such as Total Variation on Diameter of 0.000120”/3micron, Overall Axis Repeatability of 0.000030”/.76micron, and 6 micro-inch/.15micron surface finishes, customers are amazed by the accuracy and flexibility this production SUPER-PRECISION® turning center has to offer.
“The decision to buy the T-42 was made when a great customer gave us large orders with short deliveries. Hardinge and our local machine dealer, Gosiger Dayton, went above and beyond typical timelines to get us the machine. I knew from the almost daily calls both parties had people in on weekends to get the machine to us as soon as possible. Gosiger & Hardinge understand it’s all about service” said Price.
Continuing to invest in High-Precision capability is one of Ohio Tool’s competitive advantages. With the latest investment Ohio Tool will be able to position themselves well for future manufacturing demands. “Ohio Tool & Jig Grind realized that the work they will continue to receive from North American customers is high-precision, extremely accurate parts and that is exactly what the HardingeT-42 can provide” said Rick Simons, Hardinge President/CEO.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER PRECISION™ and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 70% of the 2009 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com/.