I have worked with the guys at MD Tooling for several years on both existing and new applications. They give me support like no one else. And, like me, they think outside the box. It doesn't matter if it is qualifying a tool for a job, or even looking at cutting requirements, they make sure I have what I need to get a job done. Their support does not stop at the customer service level. They support their tool holders without reservation. If there is any type of issue with a warranty tool holder, they replace it, even if dropped from a sky scraper. I guess the best way I can put it is, I can get tool holders from lots of suppliers, but I can't get the support that I get from MD.— Mike Festuca
“We have used MD Tooling on our turning centers for three years. Their tool holders have helped us increase productivity and with MD Tooling’s 2-year no down time warranty, our machines have never been down because of their tool holders. In fact they lent us a live tool holder to keep the machine up and running when the tool that came with it broke. “— David Merz
“MD Tooling’s engineering department worked with us to help develop live tools that better fit our applications. We use coolant through drills at 1000PSI to drill holes 9.125 inches deep. “
“We are extremely happy with the tool holders and service we get from MD and we would recommend them to anyone in need of quality tooling. “
Michigan Automatic Turning Inc.
9% Productivity Increase
“We started to use two of the MD brand 12,000 rpm axial driven tool holders on our Mori-Seiki NL2500SY lathe about 6 months ago. I am sending this message to tell you how pleased we are with these two units. To start with, it had been very difficult for us to find a 2:1 ratio driven tool, so I was ecstatic when you offered these units. Additionally these driven tool holders could be mounted to face either the main spindle or the sub spindle. Not only was the unit designed for coolant thru the tool, but we were able to use 1000 pounds of pressure. Perfect! “— Tony Staub
“We mounted the tool holder and began to run – no break-in period. We are now making 1 part every 32 seconds. Within that cycle time, each driven tool runs at 12,000 rpm for approximately 7 seconds and we average 144 hours per week. Since the time we installed these units, we have experienced no downtime with them. They have run quiet, cool and with no vibration. I am very pleased. It’s great to have a quality machine tool, but to get the most out of this lathe, I need good accessories too. Thank you, for making great driven tools, and then stand behind them with a 2 year warranty!!! “
“I almost forgot to mention the most important thing. Because of the added rpm of these tools, we reduced our cycle time by 3 seconds, going from 35 down to 32. That’s another 9 parts per hour and about a 9% increase in productivity! “
Staub Machine Company, INC.
Live and Static Tooling
“Was introduced at the IMTS show to a tooling company called MD Tooling. Great tooling (live and static) for the BMT turrets. Best 1.5" holder we have used. Real nice quad holders for 3/4" diameter tools and 1" turning tools. They also have the greatest cutoff tool holder we have found. “— John Snead
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