Who We Are

ACT Facility

Why Choose ACT? American Carbide Tool Company (ACT) is the largest domestic manufacturer of standard single point brazed carbide tipped tools. We have over 50 years of tool making experience. ACT is owned by Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. with over 60 years of experiencing in manufacturing.

American Carbide Tool offers the widest ranges of styles, sizes, and grades in the industry. Additionally, our inventories are unsurpassed, insuring timely delivery of your order. Furthermore, we offer the most extensive PCD and CBN repair service in North America for all turning and milling tools.

Known for the uncompromising excellence of our products, we have applied our years of tool manufacturing expertise to our Precision Tool Division. Our unique Precision Tool Division produces the most advanced cutting tools including PCD (polycrystalline diamond) & CBN (cubic boron nitride) tipped inserts and tools, as well as precision ground cutting tools made from carbide and other materials. The result is precision tools of the highest quality.

ACT has a long-term tradition of using and providing only premium materials. In keeping with that tradition, all of our stock PCD & CBN inserts are made with only the highest grade superabrasives materials purchased from leading manufacturers. Also, upon your request, we can supply specific grades of PCD & CBN from their respective manufacturers to suit your particular needs.

The combination of our Standard Tool Division’s high volume production operation and our Precision Tool Division’s state-of-the-art equipment provide ACT with a unique capability. As a result of our large inventories of steel and carbide enable us to provide precision special tools faster and more economically than our competitors.


Oil & Gas

Brazed Tools Industries
  • Sub Sea Pipe
  • Pipe Land Extraction
  • Transfer Pipe
  • Control Modules
  • Drive Motor Castings


Transmission housings and valve bodies, manifolds, cylinder heads, wheels, pistons, oil, water, power steering and fuel pumps, brake cylinders, carburetors, engine blocks, alternator, starter and air conditioning housings are a few examples for the PCD Market.


Gears, axles, shafts, bearings, engine blocks, valve seats, brake rotors, brake drums, clutch plates, and transfer housings fit well with our CBN solutions.


PCD Market: Cowling, wing tips, ducts, floor posts, structural components, trim panels

CBN Market: Combustion case, shafts, landing gear, bolts, struts, cylinders, turbine disk, turbine blades, turbine, shrouds, engine shafts, turbine vanes.

Home Appliances

PCD Market: Housings, compressor pistons

Power Generation

  • Blisks
  • Rotor Blades
  • Christmas Tree
  • Gear Boxes


  • Tibial Trays
  • Bone Screws
  • Hip Replacement
  • Trauma Plates


  • Gears
  • Axles
  • Shafts
  • Bearings

Our Team

Mark Bresson

General Manager

With over 40 years experience in brazed tool manufacturing, I manage all aspects of the process from start to finish. Let me help you find the resources to assist with your cutting tool needs.

Bryan Heuer

Production Manager

Bryan is responsible for assisting in all aspects of production, quoting and application guidelines for cutting tools. With 32 years experience in tooling including 30 years of it in super abrasives (PCD and CBN) and special form tools, we can quote to your specifications.

Travis Horton

Director of Sales

Travis Horton, the ACT Director of Sales, has worked relentlessly to put together one of the premier sales forces in the cutting tool industry. Like Travis, our independent representatives have an extensive knowledge of cutting tools and are ready to help you take your business to the next level. Call Travis at (330) 537-9159 with your cutting tool needs.

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Thank You - ACT

American Carbide Tool Company

Art's Way Manufacturing Corporate

Why Choose ACT's 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.

Have a project for us?

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.
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