Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

Phone: 440-960-6911
Toll-Free: 800-852-7825
Fax: 440-960-6918

A Special Message from Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

Absolute Machine Tools is celebrating 26+ Years of Excellence!  

  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Applications Engineering for both chip and wire EDM
  • Wire EDM Training Programs
  • EDM Consumables for all brands of wire EDM machines
  • Over $20M in spare parts inventory on-hand



Johnford DMC-3100SH Double Column Machining Center
Johnford DMC-3100SH Double Column Machining Center

Double Column Machining Centers are a better choice than large Verticals

Considering a large VMC?  Johnford DMCs outspec and outperform similar-sized VMCs for the same cost!

Johnford DMCs are built heavy and strong, yet take up less floor space than an equivalent C-frame vertical machining center.  Johnford accomplishes maximum rigidity by using one-piece column and bridge castings on most models.  Massive Z axis head and Y axis saddle features square box ways coated with Turcite and have been designed with diagonally arranged ribs that will help reduce the amount of distortion that is caused by years of continued service. The X axis table traverse is accomplished via heavy duty Schneeberger roller linear ways for accurate positioning of heavy work pieces. Accurate positioning is carried out by large diameter, pretensioned ballscrews and powerful servo motors.  Superior ergonomics makes this machine easier for the operator to load/unload during set-up.  Twin screw-type conveyors plus a caterpillar conveyor ensure complete chip removal with little manual cleaning.




You Ji AH-06/100 Heavy Duty Turning Center
You Ji AH-06/100 Heavy Duty Turning Center

You Ji Horizontal Turning Center

Wish you could buy a Lathe like they used to make?

The You Ji AH-06 series is specifically designed and built to provide a direct replacement for popular heavy duty CNC turning centers manufactured in the 1980’s.  While current production large CNC turning centers may lack the power and rigidity of older machines, the AH series delivers that special level of performance that can’t be found on other modern turning centers.

Company Profile

Since 1988, Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. provides advanced metalworking solutions and comprehensive services for production machining, mold / die machining, high speed machining, Swiss turning, gun drilling and wire EDM.  

Our Partners Include:

  • Johnford - Heavy-duty CNC Lathes & Machining Centers
  • You Ji - High Precision VTLs & HMCs
  • Tongtai - High Precision, Mass Production, Automated Lathes and Machining Centers
  • Nexturn  - Swiss Lathes
  • Precihole  - Deep Hole Drilling / Gun Drilling
  • AccuteX - Wire EDM, Die Sinker, and Small Hole EDM

Benefit from our highly trained applications engineering support and service department:

  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Comprehensive Training
  • ISO Certified Inspection Reports
  • Thermal Compensation Mapping
  • Servo Turning and Backlash Reports
  • Machine Squaring and Leveling
  • Accuracy Maps


Product Categories of Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

  • All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading and Feeding Equipment not specified
  • Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
  • Bar Feed Mechanisms
  • Boring Machines
  • Broaching Machines, Continuous
  • Broaching Machines, Horizontal
  • Broaching Machines, Internal
  • Broaching Machines, Vertical
  • Burnishing Tools (Roller)
  • Burnishing, Honing & Lapping Tools
  • Centrifugal Barrel & Disc Finishing Machines
  • Chamfering Tools
  • CNC Multi-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
  • CNC Multi-Spindle Screw Machines - Used Equipment
  • CNC Single-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
  • CNC Single-Spindle Screw Machines - Used Equipment
  • CNC Swiss Screw Machines - New Equipment
  • CNC Swiss Screw Machines - Used Equipment
  • Communications Networks, & Data Transmission Equipment
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
  • Coolant Delivery Systems
  • Coolant Reclamation Equipment
  • Coolants, Cutting Fluids & Oils
  • Deburring Machines
  • Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
  • Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
  • Drilling Machines, Bench & Column
  • Drilling Machines, Deep Hole (Gundrilling)
  • Drilling Machines, Multi-Spindle
  • Drilling Machines, Radial Arm
  • Dust Collectors & Air Filtration
  • EDM Filtration Equipment & Supplies
  • EDM Tooling
  • EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) CNC
  • EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) Manual
  • EDM, Small Hole
  • EDM, Wire Type
  • Electrode Materials, EDM Wire, & Supplies
  • Foundry Equipment
  • Gantry Loaders
  • Gear Cutting Tools
  • Gundrills
  • Honing & Lapping Tools
  • Honing Machines, Horizontal Spindle
  • Honing Machines, Multiple Spindles
  • Honing Machines, Vertical Spindle
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
  • Indexers & Rotary Tables
  • Jig Boring Machines
  • Lapping Machines, External Cylindrical
  • Lapping Machines, Flat Surface/Special Purpose
  • Laser Accessories & Supplies
  • Laser Cutting Systems
  • Laser Marking Systems
  • Laser Welding & Cladding
  • Lasers, CO2
  • Lasers, Nd: YAG, Pulsed
  • Lathes, Cut-Off
  • Lathes, Manual
  • Leasing & Financing Services
  • Machining Cells & FMS
  • Machining Flex Lines
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Milling Machines, Bed-Type
  • Milling Machines, Graphite
  • Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
  • Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
  • Milling Machines, Universal
  • Nano & Micro Machining Equipment
  • Pallet Changers - Automatic
  • Pallet Changers/Shuttles and Programmable Transfer Devices
  • Plasma-Arc/Plasma Cutting Machines
  • Press Automation Devices
  • Pumps, Coolant
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Robot Controllers
  • Robot Tooling/Grippers
  • Robots, Industrial
  • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Software, NC Verification
  • Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
  • Spindles
  • Super (Micro) Finishing Machines
  • Threading & Cut-Off Machines, Pipe & Bar
  • Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet
  • Transfer Machines, Dial Index
  • Transfer Machines, Rotary
  • Transfer Machines, Shuttle-Type
  • Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Inverted Vertical, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
  • Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
  • Ultrasonic Machining Equipment
  • Universal Machining Centers
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
  • Vision Systems

Trade Names

  • AccuteX EDM
  • Johnford
  • Nexturn
  • Precihole
  • Tongtai
  • You Ji

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Used Machines

Absolute also offers high-quality, high performance used machinery.

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Product Announcements Provided By Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

What it Takes to do Unattended Wire EDM Machining

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Dual Machining Zones Improve Lathe Accuracy
The Tongtai MT series of lathes, available from Absolute Machine Tools, was developed to improve cycle times and turning processes for the automotive industry and is suitable for precision turning, high-production volume, automatic production and insertion into mass-production lines.

Bridge Mill Series Increases Stability
The Johnford DMC series of double-column, moving-table bridge mills, available from Absolute Machine Tools, are built on a one-piece Meehanite cast iron bridge/column assembly.

Moving-Column HMC Features Built-In Rotary Table
Absolute Machine Tools will display Johnford’s AHC-1600, a new HMC that is applicable in many industries, particularly aerospace.

Five-Axis Vertical Turn-Mill Accommodates Large Parts
The You Ji VMT-800 turn-mill, available from Absolute Machine Tools, is a multitasking machine designed for oil, gas and aerospace manufacturing applications.

Accessible EDMs Feature Submerged Wire Threading
Developed to enable more manufacturers to take advantage of EDM capabilities, the AccuteX Great Economy (GE) wire EDMs don’t compromise on accuracy or speed, according to supplier Absolute Machine Tools.

Turning Center Simplifies Programming of Optional Y Axis
The Tongtai iTD-2000YBC CNC turning center, available from Absolute, features a rigid, ergonomic 75-degree bed cast from Meehanite and designed for chip flow and operator accessibility.

VMC for Conventional, Ultrasonic Machining
Absolute Machine Tools presents Tongtai’s iVU-5, a VMC that offers conventional machining operations as well as rotary, ultrasonic-assisted machining of advanced materials.

Absolute Machine Tools Acquires Longtime Distributor
Machine Tool Technology-21 Inc. adds several machine tool sales and application specialists to Absolute’s Elgin, Illinois, Technical Center.

April 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machines for turning parts.

Vertical Turning Center Machines Large Parts with 100-hp Spindle
The You Ji YV-600E2T vertical turning center, available from Absolute Machine Tools, is designed for large lot-size machining of big aluminum wheels or similar parts.

March 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers.

Five-Axis Machining Center Provides Torsion-Resistant Column
The Tongtai CT-350 VMC, available from Absolute Machine Tools, offers a small footprint and five-axis machining capability.

Heavy-Duty VMC Provides High-Accuracy Positioning
The Johnford SV-60H vertical machining center, available from Absolute Machine Tools, is designed for durability, rigidity and capacity combined with speed.

Tongtai Acquires Majority Share in Transfer Machine Manufacturer
Anger Machining GmbH is headquartered in Austria, with subsidiaries in Germany, Japan and the United States.

December 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining centers.

Bridge Mill Series Eliminates X-Axis Pitch/Yaw
The Johnford DMC-series double-column, moving-table bridge mill, available from Absolute Machine Tools, uses a one-piece Meehanite cast iron bridge/column assembly designed to take up less floor space than comparable C-frame VMCs.

Absolute Machine Tools Partners with ServiceMax for MRO Services
The partnership enables customers in Absolute’s Preventive Maintenance Program to use ServiceMax’s app to ease machine servicing.

High-Production Lathes Benefit from Robot Loading
Tongtai’s MT-series horizontal turning centers, available from Absolute Machine Tools, are designed for improving cycle times and turning processes on small parts for the automotive industry.

Absolute Machine Tools Establishes EDM Consumables Division
The company carries consumables from Accutex and other builders.

April 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
View turning centers, lathes, controls and more in this month’s product slideshow.