PTJ partners with German tool maker

At PTJ, we are always looking for ways to improve speed and quality. One way to do this is to partner with the tooling company JIG to provide only the finest tools when manufacturing CNC machined parts and rapid prototypes.

JIG is a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools such as drills, reamers, taps and mills for the machining industry. JIG is a global manufacturer of round shank cutting tools for the metalworking industry, providing the highest quality coating, readjustment and tool management services. Combining more than a century of expertise in cutting tool manufacturing with strong R & D resources, JIG is at the forefront of cutting tool innovation. With more than 100 production plants and service centers worldwide, hundreds of knowledgeable technical support professionals bring JIG’s products and services to the industry.

We have contracted with JIG to offer 10 special benefits that will ultimately improve our customer service.

Custom tool management system

Tailored to our needs, JIG Tool Vending Machines provide tool storage, inventory control, and real-time monitoring of tool consumption. This allows you to predict future tool usage so you can order only what you need, when you need it. As a result, downtime is reduced by reducing costs associated with missing cutters and excess inventory. All of this saves you time and money. However, the JIG tool management software (GtMS) that controls vending machines does more than just inventory management, such as collecting actual tool life data and automatically evaluating it, and managing measuring equipment such as calibration date management. Provides functionality. Maintenance of our CNC machining. All of this leads to higher usage of our machines and allows us to guarantee on-time delivery to our customers.

Since JIG has an independent IT department for the development of GTMS, it can meet future demands for additional features with the shortest lead time, thereby supporting development in the field of Industry 4.0.

Surface coating

Cutting tools are exposed to high temperatures, extreme friction, vibrations and chip deposits. All of these can severely limit tool life, which can be remedied by careful application of thin film vacuum deposition coatings. These coatings reduce friction, dissipate heat and keep the cutting edge sharper and longer. JIG has a unique family of coatings that are specially formulated to suit not only the type of tool, but also the properties of the raw materials to which it is most suitable. JIG has its own R & D department to develop and improve coatings on its own.

Rigging expertise

JIG will not only be a vendor of new tools, but will also oversee the tool sharpening and re-sharpening services it currently offers. What are the benefits? JIG already knows the metallurgy and complex shapes of each end mill and cutting insert, so there is no need to work with external vendors who may not understand how to process advanced metals with advanced coatings.

After all, such tools are highly designed and can be very expensive. Maintaining their useful life as much as possible saves real money and downtime on the shop floor, and that’s another savings that benefits you.

Onsite technical support

Every day, JIG assigns technical experts to our PTJ facility to work directly with the machinist to help optimize the “speed and feed” of each cutter. This will help us increase our cutting speed and reduce total machining time and cost while we provide the best possible surface finish for your part.

We are also responsible for ordering replacement parts, resolving technical issues, and testing new improved cutters that are now available directly from the factory. Therefore, customers can easily find out that their products are manufactured using high quality cutting tools that maintain accurate tolerances for superior results in machined parts.

The combination of these 10 benefits means real savings for our clients while increasing peace of mind. Our strategic partners have a vested interest in growing with us, and the best way to do that is to provide excellent service to our clients. And if customers understand their investment in continuous process improvement through such relationships, they too are confident that we are a manufacturing partner.

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