50 years

50 years

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General Die & Engineering boasts a wide array of high performance machinery and tooling to manufacture innovative, superior tooling for the plastic injection molding and die cast industries. All machinery including inspection is equipped with precision FCS fixturing to combine speed with precision. Over 68,000 square feet of climate controlled floorspace with crane capacity to 80,000 lbs provides a safe and comfortable environment, producing molds and dies that will exceed  your expectations.

CNC Machining Capabilities

14 precision machining centers

  • All equipped with FCS fixturing system
  • Automatic Tool Changers
  • 3, 4, and 5-axis simultaneous milling capabilities
  • Travels up to 157" x 118" x 63"
  • Table capacity to 55,000 lbs
  • Spindles to 30,000 RPM

CNC Machining Details

All CNC machines are fitted with FCS fixture plates to enhance accuracy and reduce setup time.

IMG 5354FCS fixturing features precision ground fixture plates and components to precisely locate parts on all machines and inspection. Setup time is minimized while improving accuracy.

CNC / Milling Machines

IMG 5352(1) TARUS DHDM-R-I 5-Axis Gun Drill

  • X Axis: 130" (table side to side)
  • Y Axis: 60.5" (vertical)
  • W Axis: 46" mm (column in and out)
  • Z Axis, Drill Stroke is 93" without whip guides, 84" with 3 whip guides
  • Spindle Centerline Vertical Distance from Worktable: -1/2" to +60"
  • A Axis, Drill / Mill Slide Tips +/- 15 degrees and clamps into position
  • Capacity is 65,000lbs. with table size of 59" by 80"
  • Secondary milling spindle

 

 

 

Fidia K199 5-axis Vertical Milling Center(1) Fidia K199 5-Axis Vertical Milling Center

  • Travels: X=65", Y=30", Z=33" C= +/- 200° A = + 95° / - 110°
  • 24,000 RPM High Speed Spindle
  • Spindle Horsepower: 54 Hp
  • Table Size: 78.7” x 49.2”
  • Max. Table Load: 15,432 lbs.
  • Spindle Speed: 240 - 24,000 RPM
  • 20 Position Automatic Tool Changer

 

 

  

 

Fidia K 211 Vertical Milling Center(1) Fidia K211 5-Axis Vertical Milling Center

  • Travels: X=106", Y=43", Z=39" C= +/- 360° A = + 95° / - 110°
  • 24,000 RPM, 54 HP High Speed Spindle
  • Table Size: 138" x 59"
  • 57,000 lb Table Capacity
  • 42 Station Automatic Tool Changer

 

 

 

(1) Makino S56 - High Speed Milling Center / Carbon Machine

  • Travels  X=30.54"  Y=19.7"  Z=17.7"
  • 20,000 RPM High Speed Spindle
  • 30 station tool changer
  • Fanuc Pro 3 Controller 

(1) Makino SNC64 - High Speed Milling Center / Carbon Machine

  • Travels x=23.6" Y=15.7" Z=15.7"
  • 30,000 RPM High Speed Spindle
  • 15 station tool changer
  • Fanuc Pro A Controller

(1) Johnford BMC-160 Moving Column Rotary Table Horizontal Boring Mill

  • Travels x=157.4" Y=118.1" Z=63.0 Spindle Travel 27.5"
  • 2,000 RPM Heavy Duty Spindle
  • 60 station tool changer
  • 31iM-B Fanuc Controller

(1) Nomura CNC Horizontal Boring & Milling Machine with Fanuc Controls

  • Travels: X=95", Y=83", Z=59", W=35"

(3) OKK MCV1260 CNC Milling Machine

  • Travels: X=84", Y=50", Z=35"
  • 13,000 rpm Heavy Duty Spindle
  • 40 Station Automatic Tool Changer

(1) Fadal VMC 8030 CNC Vertical Milling Center

  • Travels: X=80", Y=32", Z=30"
  • 20 Station Automatic Tool Changer

(2) Fadal 6535 CNC Vertical Milling Center

  • Travels: X=65", Y=35", Z=31"
  • BT50 Spindle 7,500 RPM
  • 32 Station Tool Changer
  • Fanuc Control

(1) Mitsubishi Machining Center

  • Travels: X=49", Y=25.9", Z=25.5"
  • 24 Station Automatic Tool Changer

(8) Shop Floor Programming Stations

 

CNC Department Contacts

Jeremy Richardson, CNC Manager

  • Contract Machining

Phone (616) 871-1456

Joe McLain, Assistant CNC Manager / Scheduler

  • Contract Machining

Phone (616) 871-1457

EDM Capabilities

5 precision sinker EDM machines

  • All equipped with FCS fixturing system
  • All equipped with Erowa electrode holders
  • Tank Sizes to 107" x 60"
  • Travels to 93" x 49" x 35"
  • Power Supplies to 300 amp
  • Automatic Electrode Changer

EDM Capabilities Details

  • Our EDM department is capable of handling large instrument panel molds as well as small intricate pieces with full 3 dimensional orbiting.
  • We use FCS and Erowa fixturing for fast, accurate setups and precise repeatability.

EDM Equipment

(1) INGERSOLL Gantry Eagle 1400 CNC EDM

Ingersoll Eagle 1400 EDM Machine

  • 101.9" X 59.4" Tank
  • Travels: 92.5" X 49.2" X 35.4"
  • PT110 amp Power Supply
  • 30 Station Automatic Tool Changer
  • FCS fixturing
  • Erowa tooling

(4) EDM Solutions CNC EDM Machines

EDM Solutions CNC EDM

  • Tank sizes to 107" X 60"
  • Travels to 81" X 40"
  • 150 and 300 amp Power Supplies
  • Erowa tooling 
  • FCS Fixturing

 

Support Equipment

General Die & Engineering is fully equipped to exceed your expectations in plastic injection molds and die casting dies. In addition to all the essential manufacturing technology featured in the machining and EDM capabilities listings above, we have a full compliment of turning, grinding, material handling, and trucks to ensure the best in service to fulfill your needs.

Support Equipment Details

Lathes

1) Tarnow 22" X 60" Gear head Gap Lathe

2) Willis Microcut 15" X 50"

1) Precision Center Lathe 14" X 40"

1) Nardini Lathe 12" X 30"

Spotting Presses

1) Dake 150 ton 107" X 50" with 90" Open Height

1) Dake 75 ton 60" X 35"

1) Bliss 50 ton 126" X 51" with 84" Open Height

  • Thermal Controls
  • (2) 12-zone 480V electric heat controls
  • (1) 2-zone Oil heater
  • (4) 2-zone Water Thermolators

Grinders

1) Okamoto Accugar #124 - 12" X 24" Hydraulic Surface Grinder

4) Deckel Cutter Grinders

1) Elite ARS-E Tool & Cutter Grinder

1) SU2 Kuhlman Cutter Grinder with collets

1) Lars 500 Universal Bench-Type Grinder with collets

20) Hand Grinders

5) Double End Tool Grinders

2) MEDINA End Grinders

Material Handling

1) 40 Ton Overhead Crane

3) 30 Ton Overhead Cranes

3) 20 Ton Overhead Cranes

1) 10 Ton Overhead Crane

1) 5 Ton Jib Crane

1) 3 Ton Jib Crane

2) Big Joe Lift Trucks

1) Economy #750 Cap Handle Lift Truck

1) Yale Forklift Truck 10,000 lb. Capacity

1) Allis Chalmer 6000 lb. Hilo

Drill Presses

3) Tarus CNC Gun Drills

48" X 96" X 72", ¼" to 1-1/2" Dia. Capacity

1) Ooya 7' Radial Arm Drill Press

1) Cincinnati Bickford 8' Radial Arm Drill Press

1) Ikeda 4 ½" X 13 5/8" Column Radial Drill Press

Miscellaneous Equipment

1) Trinco Sandblaster

1) Miller Welder

1) Black Diamond Drill Sharpening Fixture - Large

1) Black Diamond Drill Sharpening Fixture - Small

1) Vickers Hydraulic Test Unit

1) META-LAX Electronic Stress Relief Machine

1) Micro-Vu Optical Comparator

Saws

1) Peerless cut off saw

2) Drake Johnson band saw

2) Marvel #81 band saw

1) Roll-in cut off saw

Transportation

1) Flat Bed Truck 35,000 lb. Capacity

1) Flat Bed Truck 5,000 lb. Capacity