AT&F Expands Boring Capabilities

The Cleveland shop increased their capabilities by adding CNC vertical and horizontal boring mills to compliment some of the world’s largest forming and rolling equipment.

A CNC vertical boring mill, or vertical turning lathe, is the newest testament to AT&F’s (Cleveland, OH) commitment, “We Invest In Customer Success.™” Coupled with a neighboring horizontal boring machine, the company brings full-service, large-scale machining to their steel fabrication customers.

With a 360 deg rotary table with a diameter of more than 16 ft and a load capacity of 160 tons, the machine can handle the largest of machining needs. Capabilities include a 30 ft swing, more than 8 ft of ram travel, as well as Y-axis table movement.

This latest investment in machining equipment will offer customers the ability to purchase finished weldments. Contract machining services can also be provided as needed. The new machine, paired with the existing horizontal boring machine, sets this shop’s machining apart from the pack. The horizontal machine stands 15 ft tall and has a 100 ton indexing table; capabilities include 40 ft X-axis by 15 ft Y-axis by 6 ft Z-axis travel, a 7 in spindle, and the ability to handle cylinders up to 15 ft diameter.

AT&F has enjoyed substantial growth in recent years. “We expanded our capabilities to better serve our customers’ needs by investing in equipment to provide large precision components, ready for assembly in our facility or by theirs. The new vertical and horizontal boring mills, coupled with some of the world’s largest forming and rolling equipment, and state of the art welding technology including robotic and hybrid laser, allow us to do more for them all from one location,” states Michael Ripich, the chief executive officer of the company.

Ripich continues, “The vertical boring mill is housed with our horizontal boring mill in a facility with a 100 ton lift capacity, rail access and 25 ft doors. Consistent with our key strategy, we continue to invest in our customer’s success.”

The company has built an outstanding corporate reputation providing custom steel manufacturing solutions to industries throughout the world. Quality and innovation have fueled its growth and helped to define the manufacturing group it is today.

AT&F is committed to customer success via specialized facilities and locations and nonpareil quality systems: ASME U, U2, S, N, NPT, NS, NA stamps, and ISO 9001:2008 certified. AT&F operates 700,000 sq ft of manufacturing space throughout the globe in Cleveland and Orrville, OH; Charleston, SC; Arhus, Denmark and Mumbai, India.



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