Pioneer Die Sets, Customer Success Story

Pioneer Steel Grand Rapids Shop floor

Pioneer Steel Corporation was founded 30 years ago to fill a need for fast service on a continuous basis without the sacrifice of superior quality. They started as a Steel service center, rapidly growing into grinding, machining, and assembly of die sets. Over the years, the company has grown and now has three locations in…

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Leading-edge technology, and motivated, well-trained, and talented people—we all know that these key ingredients contribute mightily to the continued success of any manufacturing company. And it is precisely these two ingredients that have the attention of Batesville Tool & Die (BTD) president and CEO Jody Fledderman, as he looks ahead to the next phase of…

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Producing Progressive Dies

Decore Tool & Mfg- VISI software

VISI  Software helps DeCore Tool & Manufacturing design with ease. Housed in an unassuming brick building in the Chicago suburb of Carol Stream, Ill., DeCore Tool & Manufacturing is a powerhouse hidden in plain sight. Scott DeCore was the company’s sole employee in 1996 when he founded the business as a lone entrepreneur. The nearly…

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Chelar Tool and Die Customer Story:

Chelar Tool Mold

Gaining an all in one system takes one company whose growth is steady to all new heights, with the use and implementation of CAD/CAM software specifically designed for their needs. Chelar Tool and Die, located in Bellville, IL., was founded in 1962 by Charles Flynt, Elmer Katt and Art Engel. Chelar has more than 50…

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

cnc machining Penn State Erie

VISI Machining lets students at Penn-state-Erie learn CNC machining quickly and then to develop high-end NC programs for core and cavity work. Penn State Behrend is one of only four academic institutions in the United States with an accredited Plastics Engineering Program. Their campus in Erie, Pennsylvania, houses the largest plastics lab in the country…

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