Capabilities

Along with the many talented professionals we employ at Preferred, we take our trade tools
very seriously. A great man once said, “You can not achieve excellence without the proper
tools.” We embrace this idea and apply it to our philosophy everyday. The following is a shop
list that contains most of the technology and machines we use on the day to day. If you have
any questions, please contact us or you may also refer to the Reference Library for descriptions
of most of these items.


Precision Machining

Preferred Tool and Die offers a full line of precision machining services capable of producing any part your project requires. Our facility boasts an impressive range of machining centers that can transform titanium, 17-4 stainless steel, Kovar, cobalt chromium, copper, Ultem, and other materials into high-quality medical, scientific, aerospace, laboratory, and automotive components. Our in-house design team and machining staff have decades of experience developing and creating complex, multi-faceted parts for prototypes and products. Preferred is an ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 registered company, so you can be sure all of our components are created to the close tolerances your project necessitates.

Preferred Precision offers:

Production Stamping

When creating production stamping components, having the right tools is non-negotiable. That is why Preferred Tool and Die has invested heavily in the highest-quality, most versatile machines available. Our production stamping facility is capable of working with a wide range of thin-gauge stainless steel stampings, and since the best tool is worthless in the wrong hands, Preferred has an expert staff of set-up mechanics and operators to ensure your component is correct the first time, every time. Our in-house design team is capable of taking your project from inception to completion, and our production process employs flexible production programs, a production scheduling ERP system, inventory management, and KanBan JIT production.

Preferred Tool & Die offers



Cut-Off Saws

  • DO-ALL26″ Band Saw
  • JOHNSON Cut-Off Saw
  • Dake-Johnson 10″ Horizontal Cut-off Saw
  • Grob Vertical Bandsaw


Drill Presses

  • JOHANSSON Radial Drill Presses
  • CLAUSING Drill Press with 40″ Table
  • CLAUSING Drill Press with 15″ Table


Inspection

  • OGP Flash 600 18″ x 24″ with Touchprobe
  • OGP Flash 400 18″ X 18″ with Touchprobe
  • OGP SmartScope MVP 250 -12″ X 6″ x 6″
  • OGP Flash 8”X8”X5” with Touchprobe and Laser
  • OGP Model OQ-30S w/10X & 50X Lenses Equipped with Quadra Check 200
  • OGP 30″ Comparator with 10, 20, & 50X Lenses Equipped with Di-Metric Plus Vision Computer
  • Scherr-Tomico 12″ Comparator / Quadra Check 200
  • Nikon 22″ Comparator with 10, 20, & 50X Lenses
  • Mitutoya 18″ Comparator with Mitutoyo Linear Scale Counter
  • Nixon SMZ645 Microscopes
  • Unitron Microscopes
  • Meiji Stereo Microscopes
  • Mantis Vision Systems
  • Nikon Toolmakers Microscope / Quadra Check 200
  • Mitutoyo Toolmakers Microscope
  • Mitutoyo Absolute Digital Drop Indicators / SPC
  • Wilson & NewAge Hardness Tester
  • Misawa Seiki Hardness Tester
  • Mitutoya Height Gages Ranging from 12”-18”
  • Omega Temperature and Humidity Gages
  • Multiple Mitutoya Calipers and Micrometers / SPC
  • Granite Surface Plates
    Ranging from 12”X18” – 48”X72”
  • Multiple SPC Workstations
  • Minitab Statistical Software
  • Gagetrak Calibration Software
  • H.D.T. International Gage Blocks, 12″ Starret Digi-Chek, Dial Bore Gage Sets, Electric Indicators, Cadillac Gages, Height Masters, Bore Gages, Gage Blocks & Pins, Thread Ring and Plug Gages.


Tool Room Milling and Turning

  • Bridgeport Vertical Millers w/slotting and rotary tables
  • Bridgeport Vertical Millers
  • FTV-2 Lagun Millers
  • 17″ LeBlond Lathe
  • 14″ WASINO Lathe
  • HARDINGE DV 59 Lathe
  • Victor Toolroom Lathe

Cleaning & Finishing

  • Sonic Wise Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • Branson Degreaser
  • Nova Vibratory Deburring Machines
  • Empire Glass Bead/Grit Blasting Cabinets
  • Rosler R620 EC Bowl, Rotary Vibratory Machine
  • Sweco Vibratory Tumblers
  • McGee Small Vibratory Tumbler
  • Ultra-Matic Vibratory Tumbler
  • AEM 19″ TimeSaver Surface Sander
  • AEM 9” TimeSaver Surface Sander
  • MFI HZ-40 High Energy Finishing System


EDM

  • MITSUBISHI FX20 Wire EDM -14″ X 20″
  • MITSUBISHI FX10 Wire EDM -14″ X 10″
  • MITSUBISHI HAI 10 Wire EDM -12″X 18″
  • MITSUBISHI HA90 Wire EDM – 9.8″X 11.8″
  • HANSVEDT HS-1 DRILLMAN (Hole Popper)
  • ARD Conventional EDM Machine
  • ELTEE PULSITRON Conventional EDM Machine


Grinding

  • BROWN & SHARPE MIC Visual Grinder
    with up to 50:1 Lenses
  • BROWN & SHARPE MICROMASTER
    Surface Grinders – 6″x18″
  • Browne & Sharpe 6″x18″ Surface Grinders
  • GALLMEYER LIVINGSTON Wet Grinder -12″x36″
  • OKOMOTO Wet Grinder -12″x24″


Jig Boring

  • #3 MOORE Jig Grinder with all accessories
  • MOORE 1 1/2 Jig Borers w/MOORE Rotary Tables
  • #3 MOORE Jig Borer
  • #5 HAUSER Jig Borer w/Rotary & Compound Tables


Management Info System, Engineering

  • DELL PowerEdge Servers
  • Made2Manage Enterprise Business System
  • Solidworks
  • Microsoft Project, Project Management Software
  • Autocad Design Software
  • Esprit CAM Software – EDM
  • Mastercam v.X5 full 3D Milling and Turning CAM
  • Datamax Thermal Transfer Bar Coding System


Welding, Riviting, Heat Treating

  • Joyal Double Head Welders
  • Joyal Single Head Welders
  • Taumel Riviters
  • Lucifer Heat Treating Furnace

CNC Milling

  • Mitsubishi M-V5B VMCenter, 31″x 20″
  • Fanuc Robodrill VMC w/4th Axis, 15” x 19”
  • Fanuc Robodrill VMC Auto Pallet System, 15” x 19”
  • Kitamura Mycenter Zero VMC 10″x12″
  • Haas VF-3 VMC 20″x40″
  • Haas VF-2 VMC 16″x30″
  • Mori-Seiki MV-40E VMC 16″ x 22″
  • Matsuura MC-510VG VMC 30″ x 15″
  • Bridgeport V2XT CNC Knee Mill


CNC Swiss Type Turning

(All equipped with magazine bar loaders, high pressure coolant, parts conveyors, mist collectors, chip conveyors, fire suppression)

  • STAR SV-32 9 Axis – 32mm (1.25″) dia
  • STAR SR-32J 7 Axis – 32mm (1.25″) dia
  • STAR SB-16E 4 Axis – 16mm (.625″) dia
  • STAR SB-16C 4 Axis – 16mm (.625″) dia


CNC Turning

  • Nakamura-Tome SC-250 CNC Turning Center
    with Live Tooling, 8″
  • Hwacheon HI-ECO21HSBB CNC Turning Center, 10″
  • Victor TNS-2 CNC Turning Center, 10″


Honing

  • SUNNEN Honing Machine – fully equipped


Stamping Presses

  • 300 Ton Bliss
  • 200 Ton BLISS 1
  • 150 Ton L&J EM2-150-48 Straight Side
  • 150 Ton MINSTER P2-150 Straight Side
  • 110 Ton Stamtec with Air Cushion
  • 100 Ton MINSTER P2-100-60 Straight Side
  • 100 Ton MINSTER P2-100-54 Straight Side
  • 100 Ton MINSTER P2-100-48 Straight Side
  • 60 Ton MINSTER P2-60-36 Straight Side
  • 60 Ton MINSTER OBI
  • 60 Ton BLISS OBI
  • 60 Ton Bliss OBI with Air Cushion
  • 45 Ton MINSTER OBI
  • 45 Ton V&O OBI
  • 45 Ton BLISS OBI
  • 35 Ton BLISS OBI
  • 35 Ton V&O OBI
  • 32 Ton MINSTER OBI
  • 25 Ton V&O OBI
  • 22 Ton Minster OBI
  • 22 Ton FEDERAL OBI
  • Stock Reels, Cradles, Straighteners