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Tooling Tech Group Invests in Additional EDM Capacity for Die and Mold Making

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) announces it has updated and added to its EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) die sinking capability at its Washington, MO facility where it produces tooling for the die cast and aerospace industries. This investment will allow the company to respond to its Tier One and OEM customers with faster response times at the highest quality.

“With the rapid evolution of large structural castings and our commitment to support these tooling programs, this equipment upgrade just made sense,” said Dave Graves, TTG Die Cast Division president. “This allows us to continue to serve our customers at the highest level while expanding capacity for new work.”

The new Agies Charmilles is the company’s third large-capacity die sinker, all capable of handling work up to 3000 kg and a size of up to 1200 x 1800 x 600 mm. Additionally, the two existing machines were upgraded to the latest control level to communize the operation of all the machines and take advantage of the latest in spark control technology.

The sinker EDM process removes material from a workpiece through a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between electrode and work piece. It is capable of achieving an accuracy of 0.001 mm, making it a key technology in mold and tool making.

This TTG division is undergoing a facility expansion that will be completed by 3rd quarter of 2020. It holds ISO9001:2015, AS9100 and DD23454 certifications and has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award in either the gold or silver category for nine of the last 10 years.

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About Tooling Tech Group

Founded by Tony Seger in 1982 and headquartered in Macomb, Mich., the Tooling Tech Group has grown to become the largest tooling company in the United States serving the automotive industry with tooling used to produce a wide variety of vehicle components, including soft-trim, powertrain components, structural stampings, valve bodies, dashboard and under-the-hood components, thermo-acoustic panels, roof components, liquid reservoirs, trunk components, wheel liners and more.  

Non-automotive uses for the company’s tooling products include manufacturing of appliances, lawn & garden products, consumer goods, off-road equipment, marine products, agricultural equipment, heavy-trucks, industrial blow-molds, kayaks, small engines, and aerospace structures.