Eric Podmore, CNC Programmer, using customized UI in GibbsCAM

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.

Milling and turning on a multi-task machine

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.

Read more about how ARCH Cutting Tools Mentor has been programming every piece of steel manufactured on its CNC machines—including indexible drills, cartridges, and PCD inserts—with GibbsCAM here >

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