|Quality you can trust
This combination of the best materials, custom engineering, and
state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection processes makes SFS Carbide Tool the leader
in solid carbide cutting and milling tools. Call 1-989-777-3890 for some
referral customers, who claim these are some of the best tools that money can buy.
Tools for the Jet Aircraft Industry...
Since the 1950's SFS has worked with Ceramic Core
Facilities, who make the cores that create the air passages to cool the
jet engine turbine blades and vanes. We manufacturer a variety of small
tools with cutter diameters from .015 ~ .060 to size holes as the
pedestal dies wear. We also make routing cutters to remove parting lines
on the outer perimeter of the cores. Special tool coatings are used to
increase the tool life.
After the turbine blades and vanes are investment cast,
they are subject to many inspections. Critical air flow must be correct.
All parts must be defect free. Tolerances and radii must be correct on
leading and trailing blade edges. We manufacturer a variety of Special
carbide deburring tools and end mills that allow these parts to pass
The aircraft jet engine tools have various shapes with
diameters from 1/16' ~ 1/4" and O.A.L. to 6". Flute lengths vary from
1/8" to 3/4" and tool geometry is designed to cut "super alloy"
SFS Carbide also manufacturers a variety of taper tools
with small tip diameters and various degrees of taper to open air way
passages on trailing edges of turbine blades and vanes. The tip
diameters could be as small as 0.010. Special end mills with special
geometry are also used for CNC machining jobs.
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We make carbide burrs, end mills, drills, step drills, reamers, and
multi-diameter step tools; both solid and coolant fed. Please provide us with a blue print
or detail sketch to quote your requirements. A complete resharpening service is also
available. We can sharpen dull cutters regardless of the manufacturer. This is an
excellent and efficient way to to get new
tool performance at a fraction of the cost.
We combine “ state of the art” technology with “old fashion”
service to meet your tooling needs. Please contact us if you have any machining problems.
We are as close as your phone, fax or e-mail.
porting is one of the most difficult machining jobs. But it is especially important to the
engine shops that build the 700-plus horsepower engines for NASCAR and other professional
racing teams. Horsepower, torque and acceleration are the keys to winning a race; refining
the art of porting can give a team the edge they need to win. It all begins with choosing
the right machining tools to blue-print the engine block cylinders, heads and manifold to
exacting standards. Click here to see our Port
custom made and build to stock Micro-carbide de-burring-cutting-boring and milling tools
for industrial and commercial metalworking uses. We have added a easy to read -print
and download PDF catalog for you to see some of our stock and made to order Carbide
tools. Give us a call at 1-989-777-3890
for custom quotes, or talk to our engineering department on your job requirements.
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SFS Carbide Tool, Inc has been a leader for nearly 90 years in the fabrication of the most difficult and demanding
blueprint special cutting tools. We have developed a "lean" manufacturing
processing system with the latest in CNC grinding technologies. Combined with our ISO 9000
Quality Assurance Program, we offer reliability, innovation and personal service for any
application. We handle both Prototype and Production orders (from 1 pc. to 10,000
Servicing the Automotive, Aerospace, Mining, Agriculture, Military, medical, dental and
Optical Industries since 1921. Our customer base is now International with customers
in Canada and Mexico. We can work direct with you or assign a local distributor for
technical service and support for any precession machining application.
Perfection... You demand it. And at SFS, we work to guarantee it. Both in
our products and our services. To us, the perfect cutting tool is one that will not
let you down. A cutting and polishing tool that maintains its strength and accuracy even
in industry's harshest environments. To keep our high-speed steel, carbide tipped,
or solid carbide cutting tools up to the task, we craft them from only the finest
materials available. A difference you will appreciate every time you put us to work to
create just the right tool for your production line.
Samples of applications using SFS Carbide tools:
We provide custom tooling for automotive machine
shops and Engine Rebuilders working on Cylinder Heads, Crankshafts, Connecting Rods,
Blocks, Balancing & Blueprinting, and race Engine Porting.
Cylinder porting is one of the
most difficult machining jobs. But it is especially important to the engine shops that
build the 700-plus horsepower engines for NASCAR racing. Horsepower, torque and
acceleration are the keys to winning a race; refining the art of porting can give a team
the edge they need to win. It all begins with choozing the right machining tools.
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The process of porting is more of an art than a science. An initial
prototype is created by hand, tested for optimum airflow and power, then refined by hand
machining until the desired performance is achieved. For a prototype cylinder head one
exhaust port, one intake port and one chamber are developed. Once the design is complete,
the part is digitized and computerized surfaces are generated. To create all of the ports
required for a cylinder head, the port surfaces are duplicated and positioned in the
correct locations. Then the CNC tool-path is generated to cut the part. CAM/CNC machining
the ports in this manner is faster and produces a better quality product. Ports can be cut
in less than one tenth the time it takes to cut them by hand and the ports are
consistently the same. Once a design is complete any number of heads or manifolds can be
produced that are exactly alike, if your machining tools hold to consistent tolerances.
Our tools also can be made to work with any6 brand auto changing tool
device in a CNC machining center.
Using SFS Carbide Tools the most up-to-date automotive machining shops get
the job done. Our mission is to help our tooling customers build an engine that will
accomplish their goals and power expectations using modern CNC and CAM systems.
customers who are building engines from grocery getters, motorcycles, to Nascar and NHRA
Knife Cutting blades for the sign making industry
If you’re in the
business of making vinyl signs there’s no better line of knife blades
you can buy than Sidewinder™ blades. Our blades are made to fit Gerber,
Ioline, Roland, Mimaki, Allen Datagraph, Anagraph, Mutoh, Summagraphics
and more. In addition, they’re honed from durable virgin sub-micron
DURA-MAX® 2000 carbide and fine tuned to a razor’s edge. And
vinyl cutting blades are newly manufactured blades. SFS Carbide Tool
Co. does offer a blade resharpen service for volume customers and we can
duplicate from samples or blue prints, for all brands of plotter
cutting blades upon request.