ARCH Cutting Tools – Mentor in Mentor, Ohio, is an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer of designer-built specials and custom tooling. Founded in 1992 as Competitive Carbide, Inc. and acquired by ARCH Global Precision in 2019, ARCH Mentor designs and programs in-house most anything cutting-tool related, primarily for the automotive industry. “If you’re making chips, we make tools for it,” says vice president Charlie Novak.
ARCH Mentor specializes in multi-machining center cells and saving tool changes, combining operations, and cutting cycle time for mass-produced parts. “We pride ourselves on making specials just as fast as standards—if not faster,” says Phil Jurick, foreman of the steel department at ARCH Mentor.