A.B.M. Tool & Die Co. Ltd. was started in 1969 by Armando Blagonic as a job shop offering both machining and fabricating services. Today, A.B.M. has expanded into large metal stamping manufacturing, also providing design and tool building expertise for progressive stamping dies.
As a full service supplier in metal stamping, A.B.M. provides complete welded sub-assemblies for their Tier-One customers. They build tooling up to 30 tons, and can do robotic welding, spot welding, metal stampings up to 600 tons, and can feed and straighten up to 60 inches wide. “Building our own tooling gives our customers a comfort zone,” says Terry Blagonic, President and son of the Company’s founder. “This enables A.B.M. to offer a full turnkey system to our customers, offering them maximum control over quality and timing of the job. We do everything from the sub assembly including tooling, fixture design & building, all the progressive stamping dies, and we are QS 9000 accredited, offering full inspection services and quality layouts.”
“Because we build our own dies,” Blagonic continues, “we have invested in a great deal of new technology, like CNC machining, CNC wire EDM, and CNC CMMs. One area we had to look at, however, was that we were spending over $150,000 for outside laser cutting services. This laser cutting work was only for our blank cutting development. It couldn’t help us with our tooling builds. Adding to the frustration of spending the money on outside suppliers, we were not being able to access these suppliers on weekends when we needed them.”