Capital Area Tooling Partnership

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Cameron Tool began operations in 1966. Today, our full service 72,000 square foot facility employs 60 talented, hard workers committed to excellence in design, CAD/CAM programming, construction techniques, tryout and inspection. We are capable of supplying tools ranging from short run programs or prototypes, to long run projects, such as heavy metal truck frame dies.
  • 11 Presses, with capabilities up to 2250 ton, 130" x 210" bed size, 65" shut height & 72" coil feeder.
  • CAD/CAM and design capabilities including Dynaform, Unigraphics, & Mastercam
  • Cameron Tool CorporationHigh Speed MAZAK machining centers, FPT machining center, G&L horizontal boring, Burgmaster vertical machine, Charmilles 310 wire cut EDM, Pratt and Whitney CNC contour milling machines, Fadal CNC machine, Vertical Band Saw
  • Inspection equipment includes Brown & Sharpe validator measuring machine, PCDMIS online software, Portage layout table, Konica-Minolta Vivid 3D digital camera.
  • ISO 9001:2005

Diamond Engineering began operating in 1993 designing products and tooling in a variety of disciplines including parts intended for plastic injection, die casing, stamping, sand casting, and foamed rubber molding. In the late 1990ís we expanded into providing the associated molds, dies, fixtures, and automated assembly equipment along with producing injection molded products. Our business model has evolved into a hybrid of both domestic and offshore production, producing the end products in the most cost effective method available while maintaining the integrity and quality of the products involved. Our manufacturing knowledge provides support to companies wishing to bring products to market but lack the ability to optimize product design, tooling design, assembly machine design or to stay within budget and maintain production volumes. We take napkin sketch ideas through full production, providing vital services in markets where downsizing and a loss of knowledgeable personnel have made it more difficult for companies to remain competitive in world markets.

Diamond Engineering specializes in product design, plastic injection, mold design, injection mold build, and injection molding up to 300 ton. Products are mostly recreational vehicle and off road vehicle products.

  • CAD/CAM Capabilities include: Pro/Engineer wildfire v3.0, Hyper Mill and HyperView for NC code and simulation of tool paths; Microsoft Project scheduling software HP J9000 Unix Internet web and mail server, Linux web file server
  • Machining Centers include: Fadal VMC 40X20X28 & Fadal VMC 30X16X20, Bridgeport Dynapath CNC 18X12X6; EDM Solutions 5 axis CNC Sinker EDM; VanDorn 300HS Injection molding machine 35oz. Capacity; Various surface grinders, drills, tig welder, and support equipment.

Eckhart - Lansing, MI
Eckhart began business in Lansing, Michigan in 1974 with six employees. Originally a manufacturer of specialty hand tools and sub-assembly fixtures for the General Motors Oldsmobile assembly plants in Lansing, it has grown over the past 32 years to employ forty full time skilled machinists, designers, engineers and support staff and occupies 41,000 sq. ft. facility in Watertown Township on Lansing's northwest side. We now design and manufacture a wide range of ergonomic tools, lift assists, fixtures, inspection equipment and workstations. Our products are individually designed to customer specifications and shipped throughout North America to over twenty Fortune 500 manufacturing corporations as well as numerous Tier I and Tier II suppliers.
  • (5)3-axis CNC Machines, (2) CNC lathes, many manual lathes and mills, cutting and welding equipment
  • Auto Cad, Solid Works, Pro Engineering and Unigraphics design software
  • Engineer, design and build all of our own hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic controls systems. Our controls department has experience programming and controlling many types of peripheral devices such as: robots (Fanuc, Adept, etc.), operator interfaces (Panelmate, Panelview, Xycom, RS View, Controlview, Factory Link, Wonderware, In-Touch, etc.), motion controllers (Allen-Bradley, Indramat, etc.), vision systems, and barcode scanners. In Process Control Systems using Lab View and have used many device level buss systems-Profibus, DeviceNet and Interbus-S.

Frnachino Mold & Engineering, founded in 1955 in Lansing, MI, are manufacturers of High-Pressure Injection, Low-Pressure Injection, Structural Foam, Gas-assist, Compression Molds, and Die-Cast Dies. Franchino Mold services industries including Automotive, Drainage, Construction, Packaging, Heavy Equipment, and Lawn & Garden across the U.S.A. We feature 70 highly skilled employees occupying 80,000 sq. ft. working with the latest technology in both Engineering and Manufacturing. Franchino Mold & Engineering and its employees are committed to excellence, providing the highest level of quality, delivery, and customer satisfaction.

  • CAD: UGS and SolidWorks solid modeling
  • CNC mills, 3 & 5 axis up to 114 x 120
  • CNC boring mills up to 72 x 312
  • CNC gun drills up to 80 x 120, 84 depth
  • CNC EDM up to 45 x 80
  • CNC Wire EDM up to 16 x 26
  • Material Handling up to 35 tons
  • Delivery Vehicles up to 68,000 GVW
  • CMM up to 48 x 100
  • ISO 9001:2000 registered
Future Tool & Machine, Inc was founded in 1978 as an overflow supplier for ordinance manufacturing. As time moved forward the company matured into a full service supplier offering engineering and manufacturing capabilities for our rapidly growing customer base. Today we provide our customers with prototype manufacturing as well as low to high volume component production. We also provide our customers with detail machining, fabricating and emergency production support. We are an ISO certified supplier and maintain a fully equipped and staffed quality control inspection lab.
Future Tool & Machine currently operates out of two buildings that total over 100,000 square feet of floor space with multiple 10 ton overhead cranes.
Over the years Future Tool & Machine has proven to be a "value added" supplier of precision machined components to the automotive industry. We have leveraged our experience with the automotive industry to expand our customer base into Aerospace, Gas & Oil, Medical, Defense and other various market segments.
Our success has been based on three simple rules: Deliver on time, deliver high quality products and deliver at a cost competitive price.
  • (13) Vertical & Horizontal CNC Machining Centers, including a "New" Mazak 5-Axis CNC machine.
  • (3) Milling Machines
  • (6) Turning Machines
  • (12) Various grinders
  • (4) Hones
  • (2) EDM Machines
  • Full Inspection Lab, including (2) CMM's and optical comparator.
  • CAD systems include AutoCAD, Solid Works and UniGraphics
MC Molds, Inc. - Williamston, MI
MC Molds is a designer and builder of blow molds, foam molds, vacuum tools, trim tooling, and trim machines for the packaging, medical, and automotive industries.
  • Machining Centers- (1) Dekel 220 80" max width, (3) Dekel Maho High Speed Machines
  • Turning Center- (1) Cincinnati Milacron
  • CAD Software - CADKEY, Solid Works, SURFCAM, Power Mill, Vericut
  • MC Molds Rapid modeling - Dimension SST 3D Model Machine new 2006
  • Mills -One Bridgeport dual head (with Synchro Trace Attachments) and many Bridgeport style Mills.
  • Lathes - Clausing - Colchester (with Mark 11-B True Trace Attachment)Surface Grinders- Okamoto 20 x 72, STP 16 x 34; Pantograph Gorton - 3D
  • EDM sinker; Darex Cutter Grinder, Deckel Cutter Grinder, Miller Gold star Welder/TIG
  • Inspection and verification- 24", Excello Comparator CMM - IMS Merlin 750
Plasco Corporation - Romeo, MI

Plasco Corporation is a vertically integrated, quality oriented, (Certified AS 9100 & ISO 9001-2000), supplier to the aircraft and automotive industries.

We provide:

  • Full Supplier Service (Including Design, Process, and Build)
  • Full Service Project Management
  • Able to devote one entire facility, (Management, Shop, and Administrative), to one program
  • Full Schedule Control
  • Qualified, Service Oriented Personnel

Plasco is a globally recognized supplier. We supply the Aircraft and Automotive Industries with innovative tooling and parts. We hold the patents on the formulation and process of large plastic dies and offer integrated Program Management, Design, CNC Machining, and the manufacture of Assembly Jigs, Gages, Dies, and all other types of tools while adhering to our customer's stringent quality and "On Time" requirements.

"Plasco Corporation: Meeting the Specialized Needs of the Aircraft & Automotive Industries"

Tool Craft Corporation founded in 1961 as a pattern shop has evolved into a leader in the specialty machine and assembly equipment industry. Tool Craft's use of cutting edge technologies and years of engineering expertise allow us to work with our customers to provide solutions to their assembly and manufacturing needs. Tool Craft strives to provide quality products that will endure year upon year in the demanding production floor environment. Tool Craft has made the commitment with our metal working equipment, which allows us to produce quality products that can be made rapidly to meet our customers demanding production schedules.
  • Tool Craft 2 Hurco BMC-10 vertical CNC 30"x20" with 24 ATC & Ultimax II Control, Hurco BMC-30 vertical CNC 30"x20" with 24 ATC & Ultimax II Control Hurco MBI vertical CNC 30"x20" 12 ATC:2 Hurco MB-3 vertical CNC 40"x18" with 24 ATC; Hurco VMX24 Vertical CNC 24"x20" w/24 ATC & Ultimax 4 Control; Hurco VMX30 Vertical Machining Center w/ Jorgensen Chip Conveyor; Hurco BMC 30 55M Vertical CNC 30"x20" w/24 ATC & Ultimax 3 Control; Bridgeport vertical milling machine 9"x42" 2hp variable speed with digital readouts
  • Bridgeport, Acer, and Millport vertical milling machines
  • Browne and Sharpe horizontal milling machine
  • Lathes, drills, mills and welding capabilities
Tool Trend, Inc. - Lansing, MI
Founded in 1967, Tool Trend builds quality gages, fixtures, and models, for the automotive, aerospace, heavy trucking, and furniture industries. Our Tool Trend capabilities are continuing to grow, as industry needs change. With our in-house design, build, and inspection certification, we are able to provide a full service value-add product to our customers. Tool Trend is committed to the delivery of the highest quality product at a competitive cost with swift delivery times. Quality, service and customer satisfaction is the highest priority of every employee of Tool Trend.
  • Fadal 3-AXIS VMC 45"X 25"Y 25"Z & Brown and Sharpe "ONE" 7.10.7 CMM
  • Tree 3-AXIS CNC 30"X 15"Y 16"Z; Virtual Gibbs 3-AXIS CNC Software; PCDEMIS CAD++ CMM Software, SOLIDWORKS 3D MECHANICAL Software
  • Bridgeport 2-AXIS CNC Knee mill; Standard Bridgeport Knee Mills
  • TIG, MIG, AND ARC Welding; KO LEE Surface Grinder with Whirligig pin grinding attachment
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