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Streamlining Your Tooling Machining Processes

How to streamline your tooling machining procedures


We aim to produce CNC parts with unmatched precision and efficiency in any tooling machining project performed at Maroney Company. We understand every precision machining process with our AS9001AD and ISO 9001:2015 certifications and over 60 years of experience. As a result, our engineers and technicians can streamline their tooling design procedures and improve overall quality using the best practices and working with top-of-the-line tools and equipment. Keep reading to learn more.


Tooling Machining Basics

Tooling machining is a process that is used to create or modify tools. These tools can be used for various purposes, such as machining metal parts or fabricating other instruments. Tooling machining can be performed using several methods, including CNC tooling, EDM tooling, and traditional machining methods.

CNC tooling is a type of tooling used in the manufacturing process. CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control and refers to the use of computers to control the movement of tools. This tooling type allows for greater accuracy in the precision machining processes.

EDM tooling is another type of tooling that is commonly used in manufacturing. EDM stands for Electrical Discharge Machining and refers to the use of electrical discharge to create or modify tools. This type of tooling is often used for producing very small or intricate parts. Traditional machining methods are also sometimes used for Tooling Machining. These methods include milling, drilling, and lathing. While these methods are not as precise as CNC or EDM Tooling, they can still be used to create or modify tools.


Tool Design Process

The tool design process at Maroney Company is a critical step in producing high-quality CNC parts. Our engineers and technicians use their years of experience and expertise to create the best possible tooling design for each machining project. This involves using the latest software and tools and following rigorous quality procedures. The goal is to produce CNC parts with unmatched precision and efficiency.


Tooling Machining Design Procedures

At Maroney Company, we have several CNC machining procedures to ensure that our tooling designs are the highest quality. In addition, our engineers use the latest programming software and tools to create the designs. They also work closely with our quality department to ensure that all design aspects meet our stringent requirements with the most detailed-oriented inspection department. In addition, we have a team of experienced machinists who review the designs before they are finalized. This allows us to catch any errors or potential problems before the project is manufactured.


Maroney Company Tooling Machining Engineering Quality Standards

Maroney Company is committed to producing CNC parts that meet the highest quality standards. We are AS9001AD and ISO 9001:2015 certified, with a DDTC (ITAR) 2022 registration, and we have over 60 years of experience in the precision machining industry. This allows us to produce CNC parts that are precise, efficient and highest quality. We are committed to surpassing our clients’ expectations.


Tooling Manufacturing Processes

At Maroney Company, we proudly state that our unmatched attention to detail has placed our precious metalwork projects in various fields, including aerospace, electronics & semiconductors, Naval & Marine, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutics, and the medical industry.

Tooling manufacturing processes refer to the various steps involved in traditional, EDM, and CNC machining. These steps may include design, prototyping, production, and finishing.

Design is the first step in the process of manufacturing tooling. Here is where the engineers and technicians decide the tool’s purpose and the optimal metalworking process for its implementation

The next step is prototyping. Our metalworkers create a sketch of the tool to test its function and form.

Production is the actual manufacturing of the tool, and finishing is the process of applying any final touches to the instrument, such as polishing or coating.

The benefits of streamlining the tooling manufacturing process are many. One advantage is that it can improve the overall quality of the tool. Another bonus is saving time and money by reducing the number of steps involved.


CNC tooling Equipment

Computer numerical control (CNC) tooling equipment has revolutionized the way parts are machined. With CNC tooling equipment, parts can be machined with incredible accuracy and speed. CNC tooling machining can also be used to create a wide variety of shapes and features that would be difficult or impossible to produce with traditional machining methods.

Our specialized staff of engineers and machinists have state-of-the-art machines and equipment to perform the most ambitious metalworking precision machining projects with unparalleled end-product quality. These are just a few of the CNC machines we have at our disposal to surpass our clients’ expectations and streamline tooling manufacturing processes:


Studer Favorit CNC-Universal I.D / O.D

The favoritCNC is a universal cylindrical grinding machine for medium-sized workpieces in individual and large series.

It has distances between centers of 650mm (25.6″) / 1000mm (40″) and a center height of 175mm (6.8″). In addition, it can machine workpieces with a maximum weight of 80kg (176lbs) / 120kg (264lbs).

Subsequently, it can be easily adapted to other grinding tasks. This is done using various accessories such as in-process gauging, balancing system, contact detection, and length positioning. The solid Granitan® S103 machine base forms the foundation for a cylindrical grinding machine. Equipped with high-quality components, it guarantees maximum precision, performance, and reliability over many years. In addition, the full enclosure ensures an optimal view of the grinding process.


Christen Tool and Cutter Grinder

This is a universal tool and cutter grinder used for general purposes; nonetheless, it has an infinitely variable spiral for left and right-hand helix; no fingers needed. Radius grinding, concave 25mm convex 55mm. Max diam grinding stone 100mm. RPM grinding spindle 3700-4900-6075-7500. For HSS and carbide.



The CNC process stands for Computer Numerated Control and provides a computer numerical controlled process for a wide variety of cutting processes. This type of machine produces very precise results, has high reliability, and is very durable. Therefore, it is a highly recommended machine for anyone that needs to cut metal and perform other EDM precision machining tasks that require accuracy in a snap.

EDM Makino machines are ideal for anyone who needs to produce a high-quality, accurate part for various applications. At Maroney Company, we use state-of-the-art technology and designs, so we need machinery that cuts material with accuracy and durability. We’ve got 1 Makino EDAF3-FH CNC at our disposal to provide our customers with the most outstanding service.


Tool Design Considerations for Quality Control in CNC Manufacturing

When it comes to manufacturing CNC parts, quality is of the utmost importance. Therefore, to ensure that our projects are of the highest quality, we need to consider several factors when designing our tools.

One of the essential aspects of tool design is material selection. The type of material that we use for our tools will directly impact the quality of the parts that we produce. In general, more rigid materials are better suited for cutting tools as they can withstand higher temperatures and wear down more slowly. However, it is crucial to select the suitable material for the specific application as some materials may be too brittle, and others may not be able to withstand the high temperatures.

Another important consideration is the design of the cutting edge. The cutting edge is responsible for actually doing the work of cutting through the material. Therefore, the shape of the cutting edge and the angle at which it is cut will significantly impact the quality of the finished product. If the cutting edge is not designed correctly, it can cause the tool to chatter or produce sub-par results.

Finally, the coatings applied to the tool also play a role in quality control. The correct layer can extend the tool’s life and improve the cutting performance. Standard coatings include Titanium Nitride (TiN), Titanium Carbonitride (TiCN), and Tungsten Carbide (WC).

By taking all of these factors into consideration, we can be sure that we are designing our tools for quality control in CNC manufacturing. This will lead to better quality parts and a more efficient manufacturing process.


Tool Design Considerations for Cost Control in CNC Manufacturing

When designing tools for use in CNC manufacturing, several considerations must be considered to achieve the best possible results while controlling costs. Some of the most important factors include:

Tool geometry: The shape and size of the tool can significantly impact both the cost and quality of the finished product.

– Cutting speed: The speed at which the tool moves through the machined material can significantly impact both cost and quality.

Feed rate: The feed rate, or the speed at which the material is fed into the machine, can also significantly impact cost and quality.

Depth of cut: The depth of cut, or the amount of material removed with each tool pass, can also impact both cost and quality. By taking all of these factors into consideration, it is possible to streamline the tooling design process and improve overall quality while still controlling costs. With over 60 years of experience and AS9001AD and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, Maroney Company is the perfect partner for your next tooling machining project. We understand every precision machining process and can help you achieve the best possible results.


Streamlining CNC Tooling Machining Procedures at Maroney Company

Tooling machining is a process that involves the use of tools to cut or shape material in a specific manner. Therefore, it is essential to consider several factors when designing top-quality tools. These factors include material selection, cutting-edge design, and tool coatings. By taking all of these factors into consideration, it is possible to streamline the tooling design process and improve overall quality while still controlling costs.

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Tool design considerations for quality control in CNC manufacturing are a critical component of the process. Tooling machining equipment can create precision parts with unmatched accuracy and efficiency. Tool designs should be made using an iterative approach that considers every aspect of the production process, from material selection, tool wear rates, and costs down to specific tolerances required for the final product. By streamlining your tooling machining processes, you can improve quality and reduce costs. Our team at Maroney Company has over 60 years of experience in precision machining and holds AS9001AD and ISO 9001:2015 certifications and DDTC (ITAR) 2022 registration. We understand the importance of having a streamlined process and using the best practices and top-of-the-line tools to provide our clients with unmatched precision and efficiency.


Contact Us for your Tool Machining Requirements

At Maroney Company, we look forward to helping our customers with their tool grinding needs. So please, give us a call at (818) 882-2722 or contact us to discuss your requirements and find custom solutions tailored just for you.