Industry tools will get the job done, but creating a custom tool will not only improve efficiency, but make the jobs easier. Custom tools are made to the exact specifications of the user, improving the way they handle it, and increasing its functionality. Custom tools can also improve on a design, helping others in the process.
When creating a design for a cutting tool, using a custom tool manufacturer is key. They are able to determine the right materials, sizing and other internal factors that will make a difference. While having a custom tool is preferred, getting it right the first time will save time and money.
How to find the right tool manufacturer
There are a few things to consider when searching for a manufacturer to help create the perfect tool:
- Their track record
How long have they been manufacturing tools? Do they have a good reputation for their products? How is their customer service? You want to know all these things, but take a minute to look into their experience. Is this a manufacturer with proven experience in what you are requiring, or will this be their first time manufacturing a design like yours? These things matter, especially if it is for a detailed and intricate product.
The manufacturer should be able to consult with you to improve the design in areas you may not have considered. What types of products are they good at manufacturing? Choosing to work with someone who is not well versed in your industry may not work well.
What type of technology will be used to help bring your design to life? If you are creating a design, chances are you want it to withstand the test of time. Having specific engineering using the latest technology will help ensure your tool has the best possible construction and materials.
Once you acquire the information you need and feel comfortable with the manufacturer, make sure they also have a designer on staff that will work with you to perfect your vision. This way, you will ensure everyone is on the same page to attain the results you desired.
Contact Custom Tool
At Custom Tool and Grinding, we offer year-round tool regrinding, reconditioning, good advice and other services for industrial clients. To find out more about our services, contact us today.