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Connector for Aerospace Application From Guill

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a new Connector. The connector is made of Monel 400.

Dimensions on this product are 2.425” over flats x 2.625” outer diameter x 3.463” overall length, or (61.595mm over flats x 66.675mm outer diameter x 87.960mm overall length). This Guill connector was turned on a Doosan Puma turning center and finished on a Matsuura 1000 milling center.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering – Aerospace Division
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Conduit Conductor

Conduit Conductor for Aerospace Application From Guill

Conduit Conductor

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a new Conduit Conductor. The conductor is made of Monel 400.

Dimensions on this product are 5.25” outer diameter x 3.625” overall length, or (133.35mm outer diameter x 92.075mm overall length). This Guill conduit conductor is turned on a CNC lathe and holes are drilled on a milling machine.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering – Aerospace Division
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Brass Fitting for Aerospace Application From Guill

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a new Brass Fitting. The Brass Fitting is made of C706 copper nickel alloy. 

Dimensions on this product are 1.875” outer diameter x 1.25” square each end X 5.40” overall length, or (47.625mm outer diameter x 31.75 square each end x 137.16 overall length). This Guill Brass Fitting is turned on a CNC lathe and milled on a 5-axis milling machine.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering – Aerospace Division
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 0289
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Acme Shaft

Acme Shaft From Guill

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a new Acme shaft. The Acme shaft is a square head shaft made of K-Monel. 

Dimensions on this product are 2.125” outer diameter X 1.125” over flats X 4.125” overall length, or (53.975mm outer diameter x 28.575mm over flats x 104.775mm overall length). This Guill Acme shaft is machined complete on a Mazak/Mill turn machine.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

Acme Shaft
Acme Shaft

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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90 Degree Adapter From Guill

Guill Tool, a growing supplier of components to the global aerospace industry, today announced the production of a 90 degree adapter. The adapter is made of 304 stainless steel and measures 1.498” X 1.825” X 3.188” (38.049mm x 46.355mm x 80.975mm) overall length.

The adapter is turned on a Yama Seiki turning center and finished machining on a Bridgeport manual milling machine.

Guill now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers in aerospace manufacturing. Products are made to customer specification.

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has offered high-quality, precision machined components for the defense and commercial industries. The company manufactures flanges, valves, fittings and various critical components for aircraft, weapons and nuclear submarines.

Guill offers its full capability of CAD/CAM design, plus EDM and 5-axis machining centers to the aerospace industry.  Owing to its many years in the government and defense sectors, Guill also provides industry-standard cybersecurity and NDA confidentiality to its customers.

Guill has the following registrations and certifications: AS9100:2016 – Aerospace Manufacturing, ISO9001:2015 registered, JCP Certified – Government Contracting, ITAR Registered and NIST SP800-171Compliant Cyber-Security.


For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock 
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Guill Offers Machining and Fabricating Manufacturing Services for Aerospace

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has been providing tooling for the aerospace, extrusion, medical, consumer and commercial, defense, wind, oil and energy industries. Due to its years of experience, the company has a highly skilled team of expert machinists engineers trained in the latest CAD, CAM, CFD and FEA programs. Besides being experts in extrusion tooling, Guill is a major industrial manufacturer who can provide customers with one-stop shopping for their tooling and other select machine shop needs.  

Passenger airplane taking of at sunrise

Today, the company announces its intent to offer merchant machining services to the global aerospace industry.  Tom Baldock will lead this effort at Guill.  He is based at the company’s headquarters in Rhode Island. 

The Guill high quality standards are evidenced by the company’s many certifications, including ISO 9001:2015. Defense certifications include AS9100:2016 (aerospace manufacturing), MIL-I-45208A (inspection system), MIL-STD-45662A (calibration system), JCP Certified (government contracting),  ITAR Registered (export compliant), NIST SP800-171 (cyber security) and others.

As part of this new merchant machining program, Guill offers 5-axis machining centers, high precision machining and full wire EDM capabilities, highlighted by a .008” hole popper.  Guill machines super alloys and exotic metals to close tolerances.  They offer state of the art precision machining of many materials including aluminum, aluminum bronze, HY-80, HY-100, Hastelloy, Inconel, K-Monel, nickel copper, stainless and carbon steel and titanium. Guill continues to invest in utilizing innovative machine tools with the most advanced automation controls and operated by experienced technicians. Guill Tool endeavors to be a cost efficient manufacturer while adhering to a continuous improvement quality program.

Guill CNC milling machines offer resources needed to successfully fulfill the most challenging aerospace parts and tooling to keep aircraft running efficiently and precisely. The precision of CNC turning is offered for quicker production that meets rigorous standards on short and medium runs, regardless of the complexity of the parts. Guill multi-axis machines can produce a variety of sizes, complex engineering and geometric intricacies. Prototype machining and rapid manufacturing enable engineering to develop and innovate solutions with the ability to respond quickly and modify parts. Super alloys and other materials are offered to benefit customers who need new solutions to remain competitive. Finally, wire EDM eliminates the force put on part surfaces. This protects intricate and fragile tooling, plus it provides higher tolerances and accuracy.

Machining capabilities range from small hole machining of .008” in diameter and machining material measuring up to 15 inches in all axes.

Typical products produced are brackets, latches, engine components, fine hole cooling channels and structural mechanisms. 

For more information, please contact:

Tom Baldock  
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
www.guill.com/aerospace

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Guill Provides Helpful Terms for Extrusion

Guill’s Chief Engineer, Denis Finn,  provides this helpful glossary of useful terms, used in the extrusion business worldwide. He would appreciate any feedback. 

  • Extrusion Die assembly- also known as crosshead, inline tubing die, head, die.  Connected to extruder by feed pipe/flange.  Forms extrudate into desired shape.
  • Tooling- comprised of two components—the tip and the die.  
  • Tip- defines ID of product for a tubing application or locates the substrate in a jacketing application.  Tips are also known as pins, mandrels,
  • Die- defines OD of product.  AKA bushing.  
  • Land length- straight section at end of the tool set. 
  • Gum space- distance between end of tip and back of die land. 
  • Draw down ratio- relationship between ID and OD of tooling vs. the ID and OD of the finished product.  
  • Linear draw- the ratio of the ID of the die and OD of the product.  And the ratio between the OD of the tip vs the ID of the product.  
  • Area draw- ratio between the cross sectional area of the output of the tooling and the cross sectional area of the finished product. 
  • Draw balance- ratio of the outer surface of the draw down cone to the inner surface of the draw down cone.
  • Concentricity- how well centered the OD of the product is to the ID of the product or the jacketed substrate.  
  • Ovality- how round the OD your product is
  • Dead spot- section of the flow where material is allowed to stagnate.  Usually causes burning and degradation issues over time. 
  • Balanced flow- uniform exit velocity over the cross section of the product.  A well balanced flow produces a higher quality product. 
  • Fish eye, gel, unmelt, comet- common terms for unmelted or non-homogenous melt
  • Melt fracture-surface defect in product caused by shear degradation (usually manifests as a grainy/frosted appearance on surface of extruded part.) 
  • Die drool- particle buildup on outside surface of tooling.  Buildup can break off and cause defects on finished product.  
  • Bulk residence time- amount of time polymer spends in the extrusion die assembly 
  • Shear- term to describe a force that the melt experiences as it is forced through the extrusion die assembly. 
  • Viscous dissipation aka shear heat- frictional heat generated as a result of shear. 
  • Viscosity- resistance to flow
  • Cold spot- section of extrusion die assembly that is not adequately heated resulting in imbalanced flow or a thermoplastic freeze off
  • Rheology- science of characterizing a fluid’s behavior
  • Draw down cone- section of molten polymer as it draws down to its final product dimension.
  • Calibrator- device to precisely establish and control the desired product dimensions
  • Stripe-feature to identify or establish orientation of finished product. 
  • Encapsulated-  stripe between outside and inside surfaces of product
  • Embedded- surface stripe with established depth. Typically a percentage of the wall.
  • Surface- stripe only on surface of product.  
  • Window- strip that goes through wall from OD to ID. 
  • Surging- inconsistent melt output that results in product dimension variation..  
  • Coextrusion- any extrusion that uses two or more extruders.  
  • Wire line/pass line- distance between face of extruder to the center line of the crosshead.  
  • Direction of travel- a way to establish production line orientation.  
  • Recommended moisture content- a qualifier of how dry your polymer should be before you process it.
  • Substrate- the material that is being coated in a jacketing process.  Can be wire, bundle of strands, fibers, etc. 
  • Jacketing- covering a substrate with melt.
  • Multi-lumen- a tube with multiple internal cavities.
  • Melt probe- a device to directly measure  pressure and/or  temperature of the melt.
  • Thermocouple- a device to measure temperature of the extrusion die assembly.  Typically used to control heater output. 
  • Heater bands- provide heat to the extrusion die assembly. 
  • Flow distributor- shapes the melt to achieve balanced flow.

For more information, please contact: 

Denis Finn
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street 
West Warwick, RI 02893 
(401) 823-7600 
www.guill.com
dfinn@guill.com

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Closeup shot of a CNC machine processing a piece of metal. There are three water streams splashing the object to cool it down.

Guill Offers Medical Machining and Fabricating Manufacturing Services

For over 55 years, Guill Tool has been providing tooling for the aerospace, extrusion, medical, consumer and commercial, defense, wind, oil and energy industries. Due to its years of experience, the company has a highly skilled team of expert machinists engineers trained in the latest CAD, CAM, CFD and FEA programs. Besides being experts in extrusion tooling, Guill is a major industrial manufacturer who can provide customers with one-stop shopping for their tooling and other select machine shop needs.

The Guill high quality standards are evidenced by the company’s many certifications, including ISO 9001:2015. Defense certifications include AS9100:2016 (aerospace manufacturing), MIL-I-45208A (inspection system), MIL-STD-45662A (calibration system), JCP Certified (government contracting),  ITAR Registered (export compliant), NIST SP800-171 (cyber security) and others.

As part of this new medical machining program, Guill offers 5-axis machining centers, high precision machining, and full wire EDM capabilities with a .008” hole popper.  Guill machines super alloys and exotic metals to close tolerances.

Closeup shot of a CNC machine processing a piece of metal. There are three water streams splashing the object to cool it down.Guill CNC milling machines offer resources needed to successfully fulfill the most challenging parts and tooling to keep equipment running efficiently and precisely. The precision of CNC turning is offered for quicker production that meets rigorous standards, regardless of the complexity of the parts. Guill multi-axis machines can produce a variety of sizes, complex engineering and geometric intricacies. Prototype machining and rapid manufacturing enable engineering to develop and innovate solutions with the ability to respond and modify parts. Super alloys and other materials are offered to benefit customers who need new solutions to remain competitive. Finally, wire EDM eliminates the force put on part surfaces. This protects intricate and fragile tooling, as well as providing higher tolerances and accuracy.

Machining capabilities range from small hole machining to .008” in diameter and machining material measuring up to 15 inches in all axes.

For more information, please contact:

Matt Christofaro
Extrusion Sales
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Office: 401-828-7600
https://www.guill.com/industries/medical/

Guill, a global leader in extrusion tooling, now offers its substantial machine shop capabilities as an independent service to customers.

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A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

Guill Launches 10-Day Extrusion Tooling Program

A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

A typical Guill extrusion tip and coating wire eligible for the new 10-day delivery program.

Guill Tool & Engineering, a global manufacturer of extrusion crossheads, tips and dies, has announced its new 10-day tooling program. This program applies to eligible tips and dies that will be shipped within 10 business days of receiving the purchase order from the customer.

The company’s quality precision tips and dies have been manufactured in the U.S. for 55 years. All Guill extrusion tools are produced using certified and documented quality steel material specifically qualified for the polymer to be extruded. Furthermore, Guill designs tips and dies for any application the customer needs. These feature multi-lumen, stripe, multiple stripe, wire and cable, hose, pipe, tube, fiber optic, blown film, corrugated tube and profile. Dies include face seal, shouldered, snap together, floating die plates, interchangeable die plate and custom dies. Available tips include single and multi-lumen, threaded style, snap together, fixed center shoulder, profile, tapered style and custom. To find out which tools are eligible for the program, customers can check with any sales representative. For all other parts, company personnel will review the customer’s drawing to determine if it is eligible for the program.

Eligible tips and dies for this program cannot be plated and must have a diameter less than 1.5” and a length less than 4.75.”

Guill proudly manufactures all its products in the U.S. under the quality standards ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100:2016.

For more information, please visit the website or contact:

Matt Christofaro
Extrusion Sales
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-828-7600
www.guill.com

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The Guill team at Interwire 2019

Guill Shines at Interwire

Guill Booth at Interwire 2019

Interwire, the largest and longest-running wire and cable show, took place between May 13 and May 16, at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Guill Tooling & Engineering  had quite a turnout at their booth.  Company personnel were able share their knowledge and interact with many potential customers.

At booth #1511, Guill was showcasing some of its latest technology. Featured were the in-line 5 layer extrusion crosshead of Series 800, single-point concentricity extrusion crosshead and Bullet II extrusion head.

Guill’s 800 Series is designed to produce the highest quality, highest material-efficient OD tubing for automotive, medical, appliance and industrial applications. This series produces smooth extrusion and layer definition of fluropolymer and other materials for all multi-layer, multi-lumen medical tubing, as well as fuel line constructions, multi-layer PEX pipe and drip irrigation applications.

The single-point concentricity crosshead uses micro-fine adjustment screws for precise concentricity. This adjustment is a unique feature of the company for the extrusion of thin-walled jacketing and precision ID/OD tubing.  It not only accepts both vaccum and micro-air accessories, but is also ideal for pressure and sleeving applications.

Introduced in 2015, the Bullet was a new extrusion head with fixed center design, multi-port spiral flow design and gum space adjustment. There was no need for fastening hardware, so cleaning and restart were easier. The Bullet II allows quick tooling changes, as the tips remove from the back and the die removes from the front. Guill’s CAM LOCK® deflector removes and installs the deflector and tip with just half a turn. Hassle free air and vacuum connections are available, in addition to reduced downtime and lowered operating costs.  High-volume and low-volume applications are suitable for this crosshead.

For more information, please contact:
Bill Conley, Sales Manager
Guill Tool & Engineering
10 Pike Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
USA
Phone:  401-828-7600
www.guill.com
sales@guill.com

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