Made in Milwaukee

Guhring’s cutting tools are used by some of America’s best-known manufacturers

Manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, health care device and other industries that need precision machining rely on Brookfield-based Guhring Inc. for cutting tools used in CNC machines that cut, bore, mill and remove material from cast metals and other materials.

“You won’t find these in Home Deport,” said Craig Zacher, general manager of operations at Guhring. “These are used in General Motors and Ford plants, and at Boeing facilities.”

Gurhring’s cutting tools are made in three types of tolerances: high speed steel, carbide, and polycrystalline diamond. Steel tools are less expensive, but do not last as long as those made from polycrystalline diamond, Zacher said.

The company also offers a range of specialty coatings that it can apply to its tools, which help reduce heat resistance and friction, while extending tool life.

“The difference is the life of the tool or the cost per hole,” he said. “Our strategy is to provide our customers with specialized tools that lower their cost per hole. We might be more expensive on pure price, but lower on a cost per hole basis.”

Read more in the latest Made in Milwaukee profile in BizTimes Milwaukee.

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