Research Tool

Engineering & Design Services shop, Fabrication shop Michigan, USA, Job Shop / Contract Manufacturer

RTC is a Full Service Precision Machining & Job shop Prototype to Production.  We operate to ISO 9001 standards though we are not certified. 

 

• Wire & Sinker EDM

• Precision I.D., O.D. & flat grinding

• CNC milling & turning

• CNC 4th & 5th axis milling

• Large & small detail work

• Weldments

• Boring mill work

• Design and build & build to print

• Work-holding fixtures for machining and welding

• Part-inspection gages

• Special machines & rollformers

• Prototypes

• Production tooling

• General machine & repair work

• Reverse engineering capabilities

 

Our Wire EDM & Sinker EDM Equipment

Wire EDM-Four Machines

• Chmer A422S Wire EDM w/burn & turn w/Ø5.75 rotary table, .010 wire used, 30° max. angle, and 16”x10”x8.5” work piece.

• Fanuc Robocut A-OC Wire EDM w/30° max. angle, .010 wire used, and 12.5”x8.6”x7” work piece.

• Charmilles Robofil 310 Wire EDM w/.012, .010, and .004 wires used, 30° max. angle, and 15.7”x8.6”x7” work piece.

• Brother HS-300 Wire EDM w/.010 wire used and 9”x6”x3” work piece.

Sinker EDM

• Charmilles Form 20 CNC Die Sinker EDM w/22”x16”x13” work piece.

Our CNC Turning & Vertical/Horizontal Machining Equipment

CNC Mills-Nineteen Machines

• Haas VF-7 VMC, 20HP spindle, thru spindle coolant, and 84”x32”x30” travel.

• Haas VF-5 VMC, 30HP spindle, 4th axis, and 50”x26”x25" travel.

• Haas VF-4 VMC, 20HP spindle, wireless intuitive probing system, 4th axis, and 50”x20”x25” travel.

• Haas HS-1RP HMC, 20HP, 4th axis, thru spindle coolant, and pallet changer, 24”x20”x22” travel.

• Haas EC-400 HMC, 20HP, wireless intuitive probing system, 4th axis, pallet changer, and, 20”x20”x20” travel.

• (2)Haas VF-2SS VMC, 20HP spindle, 4th axis, high speed milling, and 30”x16”x20” travel.

• (2)Haas VF-2SS VMC, 20HP spindle, 4th & 5th axis, high speed milling, and 30”x16”x20” travel.

• Haas VF-2 VMC, 20HP spindle, 4th & 5th axis, and 30”x16”x20” travel.

• Haas VF-2 VMC, 20HP spindle and 30”x16”x20” travel.

• (2)Haas VF-1 VMC, 20HP spindle, wireless intuitive probing system, 4th axis, and 20”x16"x20" travel.

• (2)Haas VF-1 VMC, 20HP spindle, 4th axis, and 20”x16"x20" travel.

• VIPER VMC 950 VMC, 15HP spindle, 4th axis, and 39.6” x 19.6” x 24” travel.

• Acra FVMC-810 VMC, 15HP 31.5”x18.5”x15.0” travel.

• Manford CB-185 ANILAM 3300M kneemill, 5HP spindle and 31”x16”x16” travel.

• SUPERMAX REBEL MAX 1 VMC, 5HP spindle and 26.5” x 15” x 19” travel.

CNC Turning-Twelve Machines

• Excel SL500 turning center, 35HP, 3.70” bar thru headstock, 17” chuck, and 60” between centers.

• Viper VT-33L turning center, 50HP, 4.625” bar thru headstock, 16” chuck, and 41” between centers.

• Viper VT-25B turning center, 25HP, 3.000” bar thru headstock, 12” chuck, and 24.6” between centers.

• Monarch Predator turning center, 20HP, 1.750” bar thru headstock, 8” chuck, and 25.25” between centers.

• (2)Femco DURGA-25E turning center, 15HP, 2.063” bar thru headstock, 8” chuck, and 25” between centers.

• (2)Femco HL-25 turning center, 15HP, 8” chuck, 15.6” between centers, 2.062” bar thru headstock, and parts catcher.

• (2)Viper VT-12 turning center 10HP, 2.040” bar thru headstock, Ø2” collet 5c, and 12” between centers.

High Production CNC turning

• Acra/Matech MT-75S turning center, 30HP main spindle w/ 8” chuck, 11HP sub-spindle w/ 6” chuck, 25.6” between centers, 3.000” bar thru headstock, automated to feed 4’ bar, do two side turning, and parts catcher.

• Acra/Matech MT-52L/M turning center, 10HP main spindle w/8” chuck, 9HP sub-spindle w/ 5” chuck, 25.6” between centers, 2.062” bar thru headstock, automated to feed 4’ bar, do two side turning, and parts catcher.

Our Finish Grinding Equipment

Cylindrical Grinding

 

• Shigiya Seiki O.D./I.D. grinder, Ø12” x 40” work piece.

• B & S #13 Universal O.D. grinder, Ø6” x 20” work piece.

• Heald I.D. grinder Model 72-A, Ø24” x 16” work piece.

• Parker-Majestic I.D. grinder, Ø4” x 12” work piece.

 

Surface Grinding

 

• Okamoto, 12” x 24” magnetic chuck.

• Okamoto, 12” x 24” fine line magnetic chuck.

• Freeport, 8” x 18” magnetic chuck.

• Boyar-Schultz HR818, 8” x 18” magnetic chuck.

• Parker-Majestic, 7” x 18” magnetic chuck.

 

Honing Machine

• Sunnen Power-Stroked Precision Honing Machine, Ø3.25” max honing.

Tooling, Fixture, & Special Machining Equipment

Boring Mills

• Devlieg 3H-72 Jig horizontal mill w/index tooling, Heidenhain scales/digital readout, 16” quill travel, 72”x60”x16” travel.

• Boko F-3 Vertical mill w/digital readout, rotating table, 90° angle swivel head, 11.5” quill travel, and 71.4”x40”x28” work piece.

Manual Lathes & Mills

• Monarch w/21” chuck, Digital Readout, and Ø24”x82” work piece.

• Clausing Clochester w/Ø12” chuck, Travel-a-Dial, and Ø17”x82” work piece.

• Andrychow w/12” chuck, Travel-a-Dial, and Ø17”x36” work piece.

• Rockwell Collet w/collet type 5c, 1.125 max. collet, and Ø14”x36” work piece.

• Gorton Mastermill w/2-axis CNC control, 5 micron scale, and 12”x24” work piece.

• Bridgeport Mill w/digital readout X axis power feed, and12”x24” work piece.

• Bridgeport Mill w/digital readout and 12”x24” work piece.

• Bridgeport Mill w/digital readout and 12”x18” work piece.

• Mighty Comet Mill w/digital readout and 12”x24” work piece.

• Kearney & Trecker Milwaukee horizontal face mill w/5HP, power feed, and 12”x50” work piece.

• Vanorman vertical mill w/45° adjustable head, power feed, digital readout and 12”x48” work piece.

Fabrication Equipment

Welding

• Lincoln 600 AMP ARC/MIG welder.

• Lincoln Idealarc SP-250 MIG welder 250 AMP.

• Lincoln 250 AMP Heliarc TIG welder.

• Millermactic 250 MIG spool 30A Wire feed Aluminum.

Sawing & Deburring

• Acra HL-250A Automatic saw control, Ø10” max., and auto feed up to 48”.

• Acra HL-250A Automatic saw control, Ø10” max., and auto feed up to 48”.

• DoAll Vertical Band saw w/ welder.

• Kalamazoo Horizontal Cut-off saw.

• Dake/Johnson V-16 vertical band saw w/ welder.

• Work-a-Matic Roll-in saw.

• Deburring tumbler.

Auxiliary Equipment

• Hammond Heavy Duty Buffing Machine.

• Davis Keyseater No. 4 max key size 1”.

• (5)1/2ton swing arm cranes.

• An assortment of drills, die grinders, grinding wheels, belt sanders, wire wheels, and more.

Inspection Equipment

• Gage Pack EZ version 8.0 software.

• Brown & Sharpe CMM w/PC-DMIS CAD++ 3.5 Maintenance Release 2 and 19.7”x15.8”x15.8” travel.

• B&S 24” Micro-Hite programmable height gage.

• B&S 36” Micro-Hite programmable height gage.

• J&L Optical Comparator w/digital readout with 5x, 10x, 20x, and 62.5x lenses.

• J&L 100x Optical Comparator.

• Ram Rockwell hardness tester.

• Mitutoyo micro-finish analyzer.

• Various calipers, micrometers, thread gages, plug gages, radius gages, etc.

In House Design & Build Services

 

• KeyCreator 8.0

• AutoCAD 2007

• MasterCAM 9.1 & X3

• Rollform design software by Baran Southwest

• Internet Access/E-mail

• M1 Complete shop management and scheduling software

• HP DesignJet Plotter, D-size capacity

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

• Research Tool Corporation, 1401 S. Main St., Ovid, MI 48866, Phone #: 989-834-2246, Fax #: 989-834-2198

• Researchtoolcorp.com

• E-mail Contact@researchtoolcorp.com

• Contact Harry Todosciuk

. Office Phone #:989-834-2246 x223

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Overall Rating Averages    (Total Ratings Received: 2 , Unique Customers: 2)

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Reviews Project Rating Quality Responsiveness Delivery
  • #544063
  • 2012-02-02
Very skilled team, excellent supplier of tools and jigs for manufacturing.
Steve B.
  • #431197
  • 2008-02-05
Perfectly produced parts, on time. This is a great supplier, very reliable, we will continue to use them.
Linda C.
  • Ovid, Michigan
  • USA 48866