Command Tooling Systems/EWS

Phone: 763-576-6910
Toll-Free: 800-328-2197
Fax: 763-576-6911

Please visit: Command Tooling Systems/EWS

Mailing Address:
13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Ramsey, MN 55303 US

A Special Message from Command Tooling Systems/EWS

World-Class Tooling & Holemaking Solutions for Precision Machining

Command Performance Our business is tooling solutions for precision machining . . . You can look to Command for all your toolholding and boring applications. Our expertise at problem solving has made us #1. Command provides the best in product, service, availability, and value. Representatives are located throughout North America to provide toolholder selection, custom toolholder design assistance, installation and training. Standard product is in stock for immediate delivery. We provide rapid turnaround on custom orders. Whatever it takes . . . we'll get you there.

Product Categories of Command Tooling Systems/EWS

  • Arbors (for Cutters)
  • Balancing Machines
  • Boring Tools for Turning Machines
  • Broaching Tools
  • Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
  • CNC Attachments
  • Collets for Toolholding
  • Collets, Solid and Master
  • Drill Chucks
  • Drilling Attachments
  • End Mills
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Gear Cutting Tools
  • Grooving Tools
  • Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
  • Milling Heads/Attachments
  • Reamers
  • Reaming Attachments
  • Retention Knobs
  • Slotting Attachments
  • Tap Drivers & Attachments
  • Tapping Attachments
  • Tool Presetters
  • Tool Storage & Handling Systems
  • Toolholders
  • Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

  • Blue Chip
  • CircoTec RX
  • Comflex
  • Digiset 2
  • IntraMax
  • LBS: Long Boring System
  • Mass Symmetry
  • MegaMax
  • Micro Precision
  • MicroMax
  • ThermoLock
  • Urma Alpha and Beta Modul
  • Varia Quick Change
  • VersaMax
  • XT Precision

Deep Links

EWS Tool Technologies Purchases Command Tooling Systems January 11, 2008, RAMSEY, MN— EWS Tool Technologies of Germany (“EWS”), a leading manufacturer of driven and static tools, announces the purchase of Command Tooling Systems, LLC (“Command”), a U.S. manufacturer of CNC Toolholders. Headquartered in Uhingen, Germany, EWS offers worldwide distribution including facilities located in China, Korea, and France. Command will continue to offer its current product lines, including standard and custom toolholders, specialty toolholders, along with its full line of ThermoLock®* Shrink-fit products and the URMA modular boring systems and reamers. With the addition of EWS, Command will significantly expand its global presence along with its product lines, including a complete offering of driven and static tools. “This is a very exciting opportunity for Command and the U.S. machining industry,” stated Robert Rubenstahl, CEO & President of Command/EWS. “The EWS driven tool product line is one of the best in the world and will now be widely-available in North America.” The Command/EWS complete product offerings will be premiering in Chicago this September at IMTS 08, booth #F-2172. Command/EWS is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Command/EWS is committed to providing tooling solutions of the highest quality, with immediate availability. For more information contact: Command Tooling Systems; 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.,Ramsey, MN 55303 Ph: 763-576-6910 Fax: 763-576-6911. Command® and ThermoLock® are registered trademarks of Command Tooling Systems, LLC. *With Shrinker Technology. Shrinker is a registered trademark of Tooling Innovations, Dana Point, CA.

High Speed Machining Demos to Showcase Command's Advanced Capabilities at IMTS 2006! HIGH-SPEED MACHINING DEMOS TO SHOWCASE COMMAND'S ADVANCED CAPABILITIES AT IMTS 2006 Command Tooling System's new high-speed machining demo at IMTS will allow visitors to experience the difference between Thermolock® holders vs. conventional toolholders, the benefits of balanceable boring heads, and the difference between single-point boring vs new reaming technology. In addition to the high-speed machining center, Command will also demonstrate four new heat-shrink tool changers and an expanded line of balancing machines. "With the industry's increasing demand for faster spindle speeds, the importance of precise balance dramatically impacts tool life, spindle performance and surface finish," stated Robert Dunlap, Vice President Sales, Command Tooling Systems. "Our goal is to bring the highest standards for balanced toolholders to our customers' operations because properly balanced tools improves the machine’s overall performance." Command will exhibit its expanded line of ThermoLock holders, including fractional and metric, HSK, BT, CT and DIN in addition to the new 3-degree nose extensions. Also at IMTS 2006 Command will show its new URMA reamers featuring throwaway wafer technology which eliminates regrinding while minimizing setup time. Visitors will experience the difference in speed and surface finish between advanced reaming technology and single-point boring. URMA boring heads will be on display and used in demonstration. From the versatile VersaMax™ to the one-pass rough and finish capability of the IntraMax™ to the micro-adjustable MicroMax™, this Command staple is always a must see. Finally, Command will demonstrate four new heat-shrink tool changers. From the "Mini Heat-Shrink” that allows entry-level users to experience Thermolock performance to the all new heat-shrink and pre-setter combination system. Visit Command’s booth E-2704 at IMTS to see the live demos and their new and expanded product lines. Command Tooling Systems is the technology leader in toolholder manufacturing for high-precision machining operations serving many industries, including automotive, aerospace, computer, defense, electronic, job shop and medical equipment. Command® is committed to providing tooling solutions of the highest quality, with immediate availability. For more information contact: Command Tooling Systems; 13931 Sunfish Lake Blvd.: Ramsey, MN 55303 Ph: 763-576-6910 Fax: 763-576-6911. MicroMax™, and VersaMax™ are trademarks of Command Tooling Systems LLC. Command® is a registered trademark of Command Tooling Systems, LLC *With Shrinker Technology. Shrinker is a registered trademark of Tooling Innovations, Dana Point, CA.

Command Tooling Systems Main Product & ThermoLock Catalogs Available Online!!! NOW AVAILABLE! Download your complete copies of Command's Main Product or ThermoLock Shrink-Fit catalog, or individual sections as needed. Command Tooling Systems is committed to providing the highest level of service along with an extensive selection of top quality products. With this in mind, Command designed two comprehensive product catalogs available in a printed form, and downloadable from its website. The new catalogs include an in-depth helpful Information section, and expanded product selection with easy navigation through section divisions, detailed Table of Contents and a Part Number Index. The Expanded Helpful Information: - Standard and Custom Balance - Coolant Options - Shank Identification - h6 Tool Tolerances - Visual Index including toolholder assembly Detailed Product Information: - Illustrations with call-outs to specific dimensions To download Command’s Main Product or ThermoLock Shrink-Fit catalog, go to

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The Basics of Balance, an article by William Keefe, PE "Balance is often discussed and misunderstood by many. While everyone who is reading this has probably seen the formulas and read many papers on the subject, the purpose of this article is to: • Describe some of its effects, • Loosely explain balance, • Define why balance is important.sometimes, • Discuss how different holder configurations perform at higher rpm." Continue reading this article by William Keefe by simply clicking on the link, or at

Product Announcements Provided By Command Tooling Systems/EWS

Command Tooling Systems' New "Shorty" Collet Chucks Improve Machining Parameters 3x Over Convetional Units

More Than 60 New ThermoLock® Shrink-Fit Toolholders & Extensions for Smaller-Sized High Speed Tools

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