Our shared victories with our allies in two world wars made us recipients of several technological discoveries. Following the end of WW2, jet propulsion and rocketry were only two of many technologies to migrate to America along with many of the scientists and engineers who developed them for our enemies.
Rolling of external threads in metal became one of the technologies we garnered from Germany. National Acme Machine Company in Cleveland Ohio developed a joint venture with the Willhelm Fette Co. in Germany to market and use thread rolling attachments in their multi spindle production machines. James Abbott from NAMCO became the US point man for the joint venture. As time moved forward, NAMCO was acquired by the Cleveland Twist Drill Co and they made an internal decision to copy and produce the thread rolling tools being imported from Europe. This led to the development of Fette America and the product from Germany imported to the American market. Jim Abbott became their technology manager for their American market place.
Since the disillusion of the joint venture, the American made product changed ownership several times but did not evolve. The German product on the other hand continued to evolve with many strategic changes implemented to allow the device to be used on modern CNC equipment as well as multi spindle machines. The product continues to evolve today and Turning Concepts (TC) has taken an active role in the evolvement. TC has developed an attachment for axial thread rolling heads that permits a roll on roll off strategy taking advantage of the canned cycle programs of the typical CNC machine. Patent applications are processing while implementation is in progress. Rolling heads are being preset and shipped with specific instruction that typically allow installation with first piece acceptance. We at TC prefer to lead with a technology we understand and can apply with confidence. Let us help by sharing our experience and implement a solution to your manufacturing demands.