Excel Tool, Inc

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary this year.

Excel Tool began in 1967, in a 2,500 square foot building.The first year we grew to (12) employees and our growth was limited by the small building.

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In 1968 we built a new steel building 100' by 100’. Since then we have added:

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(3) new additions and increased our square footage to 50,000 square feet.
(2) 20-ton bridge cranes and numerous JIB cranes to handle the large work.
In our beginning the machines were all manual; now we have (13) CNC machines to add to our equipment list.

Today, very few shops build & service both Dies and Molds, but we do and have been for several years.

Good working tools begin with good Design!
See how we can help you.

Preliminary Designs are sent for Customer approval.
After the customer approves or recommends changes, the design is modified as needed.

With today's technology, this can be done very rapidly. One thing that is very clear, by doing a repair on the tools, you learn that some areas should have been inserted or a spare insert, made and put on a shelf. This observation is evaluated and relayed back to our customer. This improvement will ultimately reduce downtime and save you money. We have improved our Designs and lessened the downtime to our customer. Experience is very evident in our Design. Quality checks are made on all replacement pieces. Future replacement pieces are sure to fit. Our shop philosophy/MOTTO is "Quality Begins and Ends with Me." Excel is dedicated to this work ethic. "Reverse Engineering" is employed via an in-house Droop and Rein with a Fidia control, and a Renishaw "Cyclone" digitizer. These machines scan the surfaces/contours and convert the data to surfaces. An entirely new piece can be precision cut using CNC. This can be invaluable, especially for customers who don't know who originally built their tool, or if the tool was built offshore.

Repairs and engineering changes on your existing tools is a way of life for Excel. Trucks that can haul up to 37,000 pounds are busy every day.

If your repair requires machining, EDM, spotting, handwork, or polishing our staff is prepared to serve you. Twin 20 ton overhead cranes assist with the handling of larger tools.

While no one has “seen it all”, our liaisons and designers have a combined total of over 200 years of experience to contribute toward a good design

Excel operates an averages of 1500 man hours per week. Thirteen CNC machines can, and very often do, run 24/7, which significantly increases worked hours. This shortens our lead times and makes our pricing more competitive.

Excel Tool is well equipped to handle large jobs. Equipment includes (2) 20-ton cranes, along with 3 and 5-ton cranes in the adjacent bays. The floor-type boring mill has unlimited weight capacity and travels 11.5 feet x 20 feet. Ten other large mills range in travel from 3’ x 6’ up to 5’ x 12’.

Standard Operating Procedures

Job is Quoted by Sales Liaison
Molds:  
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Dies: Shannon
Large Machining: Jay
Special Machining: Shannon

Purchase Order is Received

Design Begins: With Input from Person who Quoted Job
Once Design is completed, it is reviewed by Customer
After Approval – Purchased Items are Ordered;  Work Begins in Shop

Progress is Monitored Daily by Liaison
Progress Reports are Sent Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or as Requested

Die Tryouts are Done in our 125,250, or 600 Ton Presses
Part Dimensions are Checked and Verified 
Customer Invited to Watch Run-Off and Approves Item to Ship (Our Truck)

Molds are Spotted- off in (1) of (2) Presses
Customer is Welcome to View Blue-off
Customer Approves Mold and Okays it to Ship (Our Truck)