ACT is the largest domestic manufacturer of standard single point brazed carbide tipped tools. We have over 50 years of tool making experience. Wholly owned by Art’s Way Manufacturing Co. Inc.
For over 50 years, we have offered a wide range of brazed carbide tipped cutting tools, PCD and CBN tipped inserts, reconditioning services, and custom tooling solutions to increase productivity and reduce cost.
ACT Custom Tools
American Carbide Tool (ACT) also provides precision ground or flat form tools or inserts PCD, CBN, carbide, high speed steel or other materials to your specifications.
What We Do
We also offer reconditioning of tools which would include re-tipping or re-grinding (to a smaller I.C.) of PCD and CBN inserts where the main body of the insert is still in good shape but the tip in worn or fractured.
ACT can manufacture your modified brazed tools, inserts or special form tools to your supplied sample or blueprint specifications.
ACT is the leading manufacturer of American Standard single point brazed tools in a variety of grades to meet your cutting tool needs.
PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond) tools are designed for a broad range of materials to include but not limited to aluminum, graphite, brass, copper and plastics, giving you greater tool life and a lower cost per cut from traditional carbide inserts.
CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) tools are suitable for hardened steels, gray cast Iron, and super alloys to name a few. This operation will help you hold tighter tolerances while maintaining a superior finish allowing your operators to be more productive with less tool change.
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Repair Shop Foreman
Since we have been buying from ACT, we’ve seen at least a 20% reduction in our expendable tooling budget. On many occasions, because of our weekly production changes it required us to have tools immediately thus paying additional expediting and shipping costs. ACT has worked with our local distributor to help us manage our requirements…
Have a Custom Request?
Do you have a custom application for your tooling project? We specialize in finding the right solution for your job. Provide us with your requirements and we will make a recommendation.
Join the ACT Team!
Join Us. For over five decades, we’ve worked with some of the top manufacturers and distributors. We’re an American Built Company with roots that have stuck with us: Work hard. Be authentic. So, while the world knows us as a specialized tooling and insert provider with a relentless focus on the customer, we think of ourselves as something more. If that sounds good to you—then we hope you’ll join us.