To call Ace Stamping toolroom just a toolroom would be a huge understatement. This area has gone through a tremendous transformation and it is now a full CNC machine shop. The change was both quick and, as far as the impact on business go, significant. This may not be immediately clear to visitors, since most of the plant’s footprint is still filled with sheet-metal racks. With technological advancements and new opportunities, the line separating fabrication and toolmaking is getting to be blurrier. By changing the scope of what they can do, the company became more profitable and quicker to respond to market demands.
- This isn’t a tool room, it is actually a row of machines that are performing a task.
- Machining isn’t just about getting it done correctly anymore, now the concern is getting it done quickly.
- Having the experience in the tool room did him a lot of good, because he as able to figure things out.
“Not that any of this is immediately obvious to most visitors. After all, the company’s main, 76,000-square-foot plant is filled not with knee mills and workbenches, but lines of punch presses and racks of sheet metal.”