Work Holding & Automation Services

Chapter2 Incorporated first opened its doors in 1973 as a tool and die shop, employing Journeymen tool makers who created jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, and machine tools for the manufacturing industry. We have maintained that legacy for nearly 45 years. Now, with the assistance of computer-aided design, our experienced Journeymen work with tolerances of 0.0002 inches, creating the most precise tool for your needs.

Our state certified Tool and Die Services run on a multi-shift schedule producing a variety of products such as dies – stamping, forming and shearing, fixtures – checking, welding and assembly, PLC and automated equipment and checking/inspection gauges and fixtures. We utilize and work with an array of different materials in our applications such as a variety of metals (ferrous and non-ferrous) and plastics. For more information, please see below.

Work Holding & Automation Highlights

Tool Room Grinders
Acer AGS-618 Surface Grinder
Harig Super 612 Grinder

General Capabilities CAD Modeling (2-D, 3-D)
Design
Engineering
Inspection
Prototypes
Testing
Tool History Documentation
Technical Support
Die Types Stamping
Forming Dies
Shearing Dies
Tooling Checking Fixtures
Welding Fixtures
Inspection Gauges/Fixtures
Assembly Fixtures
Welding Fixtures
Automation Equipment
PLC
Equipment Tool Room Manual Mills
(5) South West Industries Trak K3SX
(2) Bridgeport 12×30 manual mill with DRO
(1) TRAK 15×30

Tool Room Manual Grinders
Acer AGS-618 Surface Grinder
Harig Super 612 Grinder

Tool Room Manual Lathes
(1) South West Industries Trak TRL 1630 SX
(1) Turret America Variturn Series 16×60
(1) Clausing 1501 
Materials Aluminum
Cast Iron
Steel
Stainless Steel
Copper
Fiberglass
Plastic
Part Weight 1,100 lbs
Tolerance (+/-) .0002
Quality Statistical Process Control System (If Required)
2-Piece Layout (If Required)
Setup Procedures (If Required)
Job Sheet (If Required)
SPC Log Sheets (If Required)
Capability Studies (If Required)
Control Plan (If Required)
Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) (If Required)
Value Added Services Product Component Assemblies
Design
Re-Design
Engineering
Reverse Engineering
Fabrication
Tool and Die Services
Parts Washing
Custom Packagin
Inventory Control Kanban
JIT
SMI
Warehousing
Bar Coding
Production Volume Prototype to Low Volume
Lead Times Available 3 to 4 weeks
Rush Services Available