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Guill Tool & Engineering, a tool & die and precision machining company for the extrusion and defense industries, announced it has been certified by NQA for AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 is the quality management standard specific to the aerospace industry.
For Guill, ISO 9001:2015 applies specifically to the design and manufacture of single and multi-layer extrusion heads and tooling, as well as to the manufacture of valves, fittings, and components for submarines. The AS9100:2016 applies to commercial contract manufacturing and machining for aviation, space and defense (ASD).
“As Guill Tool & Engineering continues to seek machining excellence, the pursuit and realization of registration to the AS9100:2016 and to the ISO9001:2015 quality management standards will allow Guill access to new markets, increased internal operational efficiency, lower production costs obtained through improved product reliability, better process control, and greater employee quality awareness.” Guill Tool
Guill Extrusion has supplied tooling to many industries since 1962, beginning with wire & cable and expanding to medical, automotive, hose & pipe, compounding, packaging, and wood composite. Guill specializes in multi-layer tube and hose, having developed patented features for controlling layer tolerances and concentricity, leading to material cost savings.
Guill Defense is a preferred supplier of Level 1/SUBSAFE nuclear and non-level fittings, valves, flanges, components and assemblies for the naval submarine industry. As an established government supplier and leader in precision CNC machining, Guill is capable of handling a broad variety of manufacturing projects. With a wide network of approved suppliers, Guill is able to meet the rigorous standards of complex aviation, space, and defense (ASD) industry specifications.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan –Effective June 11, 2012, American Wera is now officially renamed German Machine Tools Of America (GMTA) and continues to represent various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, WMZ and MAE. These machines are sold for gear and spline production, vertical turning, flexible machining solutions (blank to finish part solutions), as well as bar, pipe and tube straightening plus wheelset pressing. The company’s target markets include automotive, off-highway, OCTG, rail, wind energy, aerospace and other heavy equipment manufacturing.
This announcement was made jointly by GMTA President Walter Friedrich and Vice President of Sales Scott Knoy.
“The reason for the name change is simply that the parent company wished to use a name that is more representative of all the lines we handle in North America,” said Knoy.
Originally formed as the North American subsidiary for Wera in Germany, GMTA today provides application engineering, sales and service for a broad range of machine tools and metal fabricating equipment. GMTA has representatives throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Other key company individuals include Claudia Hambleton, Treasurer; Doug VanDeven, Service/Parts Manager and Shawn Wilkin, Senior Service Engineer. Joseph Kemple remains the dedicated Product Manager for the MAE line of straightening and wheelset presses.
For more information on this announcement, please contact:
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America)
4630 Freedom Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Attention: Scott Knoy, VP