With a combined history of more than 150 years, Dormer Pramet is the result of a merger between rotary tooling manufacturer Dormer Tools and indexable specialist Pramet Tools.
The strengths of both brands were brought together in 2014 under the Dormer Pramet name, creating a single platform that gives customers access to a wide range of high quality, fit-for-purpose tools combined with easily accessible services to help customers run their operations smoothly.
Our core product program is built around a range of tools designed for the general machining industry and encompasses both indexable and rotary drilling, milling, threading and turning tools.
Since 1919 M.A. Ford® has grown from a small mid-west maker of rotary files to a leading manufacturer of Standard, High Performance and Custom Cutting tools with manufacturing and distribution facilities all over the world.
With national and international distribution through an extensive network of distributors and manufacturer’s representatives. M. A. Ford® responds to customer tooling needs. Our extensive line of standard product are on the shelf for immediate shipping and technical support is just a phone call away.
For special or unique applications that require more than standard tooling, M.A. Ford® ‘s Custom Tooling Division can design a unique solution for your specific application, creating the best possible solution for your manufacturing requirements. The Custom Tool Division is part of our ongoing strategic focus on being the Best Value Tooling Partner in Innovation for Today’s Industries.
The five competence brands of Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp, Walter Valenite and Walter Multiply, are united under one company umbrella. With a product range of around 49,000 catalogue tools for milling, drilling, turning and threading, Walter is a complete service provider for the metalworking industry. Specialists working in the relevant competence brands jointly develop integrated processing solutions for machining. Here their comprehensive expertise in the automotive sector, the aerospace industry, energy, rail transport and general mechanical engineering stands them in good stead.
OSG UK Ltd – previously Norman Taps and Dies – was for many years a family-run business, manufacturing specialist taps and dies, supported by a range of standard products sourced from OSG Japan. In 1999, the company was aquired by the Japanese group OSG, renamed OSG UK Ltd and immediately became part of a global group of companies.
Our core business is in the marketing, sales and distribution of cutting tools to engineering distributors and OEMs across the UK. While the company still undertakes a level of original manufacture, the majority of our high performance products are of Japanese origin and largely sourced through the Group’s European stocking centre, based in Belgium.
Guhring Limited founded in 1973 was the first subsidiary of the Guhring Group. Initially starting as a sales, stocking and distribution operation Guhring Limited has now grown into an established UK manufacturing company with capability to produce special tools on short deliveries and regrind/recoating service.
Guhring Limited employs a team of field technical support engineers and in house design and application engineers who are focused on offering customers with a continuous stream of the very latest in cutting tool technology. The need to support manufacturing is the main goal and this is achieved by ensuring that optimised tools are designed, developed, manufactured and applied.
Guhring Limited can offer all the above from the Company’s UK operation and complemented by an extensive stock holding of standard and special products. With a range of 1620 standard products in over 44,000 sizes the aim is to provide the ideal tooling solution in the fastest possible time.
Established in April 2004, Arno (UK) Limited was the first overseas sister company of ARNO-Werkzeuge. We are supplying and supporting the Great British engineering industry with high tech competitive products, designed and manufactured in Germany.
We have a passion for precision.
ARNO-Werkzeuge combines German traditions with state-of-the-art cutting technologies worldwide. We achieve outstanding results through continuous research, development and innovation of ARNO tools. Testing and exploring new materials allows us to introduce new high-performance products year after year, that withstand the wear and tear of high-speed and high-feed machining. Our modular systems assure enhanced flexibility for your projects.
Emuge-Franken UK Ltd are the UK subsidiary of Emuge Franken GmBH Germany. We have been established in Rotherham in the UK for over 20 years. Part of the Emuge Franken group which has over 80 years experience in the development & production of precision tools for the machining industry.
We particularly specialise in threading technology, thread milling technology, gauging technology, milling technology, tool clamping / holding & work piece clamping. We also have a full UK distributor network (view our UK distribution page for details / contacts) who will be happy to deal with your enquiries, and we have available a full range of literature including electronic content for all your tooling requirements.
Alco Thread Rolls
Rolling dies available in numerous thread forms. These rolls produce threads by pressing against the surface of the cylindrical blank causing the thread profile to be created. Because it presses material into a smaller space rather than remove material the thread is stronger and will provide a far higher fatigue strength than a cut thread. The only down side not all materials suit this method thread production.
Axial Thread Roller
This system for external threading rolling is available in 2 and 3 roll systems. Its a fast way of thread forming, with long tool life, better quality threads, stronger threads and as it forms rather than cuts the thread its a relatively clean way to produce a thread. Using a thread roller also ensure the formed thread stays concentric.
Coventry Die Head
This is the recognised name for external thread cutting. Originally developed by Alfred Herbert, it’s fair to say this system is an industry standard of production external thread cutting. Later Robertson’s produced the chasers and extended the standard range of:
“S” type for carbon steel
“B” type for Brass
“AM5” for high tensile steel and some stainless steels
To include Zonic lapped chasers for stainless and aerospace fasteners. As Zonic are no longer readily available the demand has meant that other geoemtries have been produced such as “S5” & “AS” which also machine Nimonic’s and Inconel.
Cutting chasers to fit the Coventry Die Heads. These are available in Metric (Metric Fine), Unified (UNC/UNF), Whitform (BSW,BSF,BSP) and British Association (BA) thread forms. The chasers fit 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/2″ heads.
Landis Type Chasers & Flat Thread Rolling Dies
Also known as Tangential die head chasers. Flat thread rolling dies are available in single and double sided verions in D2, M2, M42 coated and steam vapour. These are used to give high volume cutting consistent threads to exacting standards.
Tangential Thread Roller
These are for use on the cross slide of machines where the work piece rotates and the cross slide feed can be controlled. Very short threads, tapered threads and threads behind a shoulder can be produced, and even threads both sides of a shoulder as long as they are identical. The head houses the rolls and like a caliper grips the component via a gear to produce the thread. The thread forms available are Metric, Metric Fine, BSW, BSF, BSP, UNC, UNF & BA to different tolerences.