Top Shops 2011: K Tooling

K Tooling combines CNC machining with in-house fabricating, plating and painting capabilities to effectively take turnkey projects from CAD designs to final products.

K Tooling is a sub-contract manufacturer that specializes in taking turnkey projects from importing CAD design to final machined or fabricated products, complete with plating, painting or powder coating. The ISO:9000- and AS9100-compliant shop (certification scheduled for March 2012) uses a variety of innovative manufacturing techniques to provide customers with high quality, competitively priced and on-time-delivered products to exceed their expectations. Its goal is to be a one-stop shop for its customers’ manufacturing needs.

The shop does this by offering CNC machining; CNC fabrication; MIG and TIG welding; design and engineering; additive manufacturing via SLA and 3D printing; plastic injection molding; zinc die cast molding; punch dies and tooling creation; and turnkey product manufacturing and packaging.In addition to its diverse amount of machinery, its shop floor is controlled by manufacturing management software to guarantee on-time delivery of customer orders with ISO-compliant inspection procedures for total quality assurance.  

Key Personnel
• Perry Kuehn, Owner
• Jo-Ann Resti, Purchasing
• Scott Triff, Shop Manager 
• Tom Ruston, QC Manager
• Mazak Quick-Turn 250 lathe with bar feeder
• Mori Seiki SL204 CNC lathe
• Mori Seiki NL2500SY/700 lathe with bar feeder
• Harding Super-Precision turret lathe
• LeBlond Rega toolroom lathe
• Mori Seiki NH4000DCG HMC
• Mori Seiki NV5000B/40 four-axis VMC
• Mori Seiki Duracenter 5 VMC
• Two Robodrill Mates
End Markets Served
• Automotive
• Commercial Industry
• Computer
• Medical
Workpiece Materials Commonly Machined
• Aluminum
• Heat-Treated Steel
• Plastics
• Stainless Steel
• Steel Alloys

Related Content

Machining with the Environment in Mind

It’s safe to assume that most shops recognize the importance of being environmentally responsible. However, benchmarking data suggests that the effort shops put into both recycling and reducing energy consumption varies.