Fulton Tool News

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ISO UPDATE - -- Posted by FultonTool on Tuesday, Feburary 2 2016

ISO 9001:2008
FULTON TOOL CO., INC. ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED

Original Certification Date: 29 October 2009
Effective Date: 19 November 2015
Expiration Date: 14 September 2018
Revision Date: 19 November 2015

NEW CNC MACHINE-- Posted by FultonTool on Thursday, June 13 2013

We recently added our third OKK 800 with a 120 tool magazine and a Renishaw touch probe.

ISO UPDATE - -- Posted by FultonTool on Saturday, June 2 2013

ISO 9001:2008
FULTON TOOL CO., INC. ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED
Re-certifiedOctober 16, 2012

NEW CNC TURNING CENTER -- Posted by FultonTool on Saturday, February 26 2011

Fulton Tool has added a CNC turning center to our battery of machines. The turning center has a 12 station turret with software compatible with our exsisting system. "The max. turning diameter is 14.5 and a max. length of 20.1"

ISO CERTIFICATION -- Posted by FultonTool on Thursday, November 5 2009

ISO 9001:2008
FULTON TOOL CO., INC. IS NOW ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED
CERTIFICATION RECEIVED OCTOBER 29, 2009

Vista Software Introduced-- Posted by FultonTool on Wednesday, January 12 2005

Fulton Tool has purchased and installed a new software system named Vista by Epicor. The system allows manufacturers to take control of quoting, scheduling, estimating, job costing and financial. This gives the user the control needed for maximum productivity. With Vista, you can tour the shop, see potential problems and easily make the necessary adjustments. 

 

High Tech Drilling -- Posted by FultonTool on Wednesday, January 12 2005
High speed spindles coupled with high pressure, through the spindle coolant, allow us to approach drilling aggressively, with confidence. Just about any hole depth can be accomplished because the coolant is constantly being delivered to the tip of the drill. Tool geometry and high pressure coolant eliminate the stringy chips that would normally be created.

As an example, we are currently drilling a 1.25" hole 1.5" deep in C1018 steel, running at 300 SFM at .016" IPR. Under previous cutting conditions, with external coolant, we ran the same job at 90 SFM at .012" IPR.

Another job, with dramatic improvements, was a cast iron application. We previously ran 12 inches per minute drilling a .50" hole 1.25" deep. With external coolant, we had to "peck" to achieve full depth. We now run the same job at 35 inches per minute without pecking. 

 

Real "HIGH SPEED" Machining-- Posted by FultonTool on Wednesday, January 12 2005
Since moving to our new facility, we have made tremendous improvements in high speed machining. New machines, with high speed spindles and through spindle coolant coupled with new tool technology has allowed us to achieve cutting rates that would have been impossible 5 years ago. The following is a couple examples of cutting parameters currently employed in difficult to machine material.

304 Stainless Steel - Using an Iscar 2" high speed feed mill we achieved 176 inches per minute running 500 surface feet per minute, at a .060" depth of cut, with a chip load of .040" inch per tooth.

A36 Structural Steel - Using a Kennametal New Generation 2" cutter we achieved 320 inches per minute running 500 surface feet per minute, at a .400" depth of cut, with a chip load of .0085 inch per tooth.