Graphic Tool Corp

1211 W Norwood Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143 US


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Technology Tuesday: Equipment of the Leadtime Leaders
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Don Smit, president of Graphic Tool Corp.

Leadtime Leader Q&A Graphic Tool Corp. and Concours Mold Inc.
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2017 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Graphic Tool Corp.
Leadership changes set this mold manufacturer on a path of renewed purpose, fueled by data-driven, lean methodologies and deliberate, quality-controlled production.

The Processes Drive the People
That's what happens when a shop transitions from mold making to mold manufacturing.

DMC 75 V Linear

From Craft to Science
For this shop, efforts to adapt to technology that reduces the need for human labor have driven a fundamental and ongoing shift to a more standardized manufacturing process.

Leadtime Leaders

The Rising Cost of Tool Steel
MoldMaking Technology's 2003 and 2004 Leadtime Leaders weigh in on the effects of the tool steel price increase.

Humble Beginnings
MoldMaking Technology's 2003 and 2004 Leadtime Leaders reflect on the circumstances that led them down the moldmaking path.

Modernized equipment is vital for maintaining tight leadtimes.

Graphic Tool: Concurrent Engineering Generates Quick Mold Builds
Using the latest in technology and equipment concurrently adds up to sales aplenty - and an Honorable Mention in MoldMaking Technology magazine's Leadtime Leader competition.

Product Categories of Graphic Tool Corp

Band Saws
Boring Machines
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
CAE (Computer Aided Engineering)
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
CNC Software
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Software
Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs)
Core Pins
Data Management Software
Data Translation Software
Die Cast Dies
Drilling Machines
EDM Services
Engraving Services
Finishing Services
Five-Axis Machining Centers
Fixtures, EDM
Graphite Electrode Machines
Graphite Electrodes
Grinding Machines
High-Speed Machining Centers
Horizontal Machining Centers
Injection Molds
Inspection/Measurement Services
Machining Services
Mold Bases and Frames
Mold Cleaning Services
Mold Maintenance & Repair Services
Mold Quoting Software
NC Simulation and Verification Software
Optical Measuring Systems
Polishing Services
Precision Hand Tools
Retrofitting Services
Reverse Engineering Software
Sampling/Mold Tryout Services
Sinker EDM
Small Hole EDM, or "Hole Popper"
Vertical Machining Centers
Welding Services
Wire EDM