Make America Great Again!

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.

Thread Rolling is NOT that difficult. If you think it is, we’re here for you!

There used to be an old saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” For too many years this saying could easily apply to thread rolling technology. For too many potential users it seemed too complicated, too difficult to understand. It was thought the tooling required could only be applied to multi spindle screw machines. The reality is it can be relatively simple to apply and even more appropriate to install on modern CNC equipment.

We have been involved in the application and development of thread rolling attachments for more than 50 years. Application knowledge and service have been the core strength of our organization servicing North America’s thread rolling users. We indeed cover North America and despite our location in the Eastern Time Zone, we service customers in the Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones as their workdays unfold. Our application engineers routinely monitor their phones daily. Accepting calls from end users throughout North America as their time dictates. Precise knowledge and dedicated service make our organization the “go to” people for thread rolling technology. Certainly, we want to sell thread rolling products but more importantly we want to support your threading applications. Knowing your threading history and machine applications give us confidence in your repeat business and provide you with the confidence to expand your application. Contact us, we’re eager to provide you with contact names and phone numbers of our people that can be your mobile guide.