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.


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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