About Us

Shorts Tool is a modern facility, located in Northwestern Pennsylvania with 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 24 skilled employees. Each one of our skilled journeyman offer several years of experience building molds and dies, and the industries we serve are Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Consumer Products.

We offer a variety of services including but not limited to design, build, sample, first article inspection and reverse engineering. Our philosophy is simple - " Exceed the customers expectations and give them their product in a timely, efficient manner at a competitive price and they will keep coming back!

Medical

Aerospace

Automotives

Consumer Products

Engineering & Design

Shorts Tool offers complete design capabilities and reverse engineering. We are capable of receiving most any file type and we are equipped with cutting edge software for designing your next project.

Shorts Tool & Mfg. uses the latest technology software, Solidworks design & Mastercam programming. Our in house design insures that you will see your vision on paper precisely as you would expect.

Shorts Tool knows that it takes time to establish a good relationship with a customer and we also understand that it takes just seconds to lose one, that is why we are committed to customer satisfaction, and you will see that beginning with your first inquiry. Give us an opportunity to work for you. You will not be disappointed!

Facilities & Capabilities

Shorts Tool & Mfg. is a modern 15,000 sq. ft. tool & manufacturing facility serving fields of: Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer product industries. A sampling of our services and capabilities follows:

Precision Grinding

  • Close tolerance on intricate forms
  • Steel, carbide and exotic materials

Electrical Discharge Machining

  • Close tolerance on intricate forms
  • Able to achieve very fine finishes
  • Up-to-date equipment:
    • Conventional EDM
    • CNC EDM
    • WEDM

Laser

  • Laser Welding
  • Laser Engraving

Tool Build

  • Mold design and build, test/qualify and run
  • Quick turnaround
  • Modern tool room

Milling

  • CNC 3D & 5 axis
  • CNC Electrode & hard milling

Lathe

  • Manual
  • CNC lathe
  • CNC Lathe w/live tooling

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Equipment Available

GRINDING:

  • (9) Harig 612 Surface Grinders / DRO
  • (3) Mitsui 200 MHI 612 Surface Grinders / 2-axis DRO 2003
  • (2) Parker Majestic Grinder / Dedtru
  • (1) Harig Dedtru Grinder
  • (2) Okamoto 12/24 Automatic Grinder
  • (1) Jainnher 18B Centerless grinder

MILLING:

  • (1) Mitsubishi DM800G High Speed Graphite Mill 2015
  • (1) Haas VF-1 High speed Graphite Mill 2007
  • (1) Intellitek Benchman CNC High Speed Graphite Mill 1999
  • (1) Haas Super Mini Mill CNC 2006
  • (1) Haas VM2 CNC (travel 20 x 30) 2011
  • (1) Haas VM2 CNC (travel 20 x 30) 2016
  • (1) Haas VF3 CNC (travel 20 x 40) 2007
  • (1) Haas Super VF3 CNC (travel 20 x 40) 2009
  • (1) Trak DPM2 track mill
  • (2) Sharp manual mill / DRO
  • (1) DMU Mori Seiki 50 ECO 5 axis (3+2) 2011
  • (1) DMU Mori Seiki 50 High Speed 5 axis 2015

LATHE:

  • (1) Wia 300A CNC Lathe 2017
  • (1) Haas SL20 CNC Lathe 2006
  • (1) Trak TRL 1630 SX 2012
  • (1) Hyundai-Kia SKT210SY CNC (dual spindle/ live tooling 10” chuck) 2006 new in 2010
  • (1) Mori Seiki NLX 2500Y/700 (with live tooling, 10” chuck ) 2014
  • (1) Clausing Colchester Lathe

EDM:

  • (1) Mitsubishi EA12PS CNC EDM 2017
  • (2) Hansvedt ram EDM / 3R Orbicut CNC
  • (2) Eltee Pulsitron TRM-21 w/VMC 90
  • (1) Mitsubishi VX10 CNC EDM 1998
  • (1) Sodick AM35 CNC EDM 1998
  • (1) Sodick AG60L CNC EDM (travel X-24” Y-16” Z-13”) 2010
  • (1) Makino EDNC 43 CNC EDM 1998

WIRE:

  • (1) Agie Charmilles Cut 200P 2012
  • (1) Charmilles Robofil 310 Wire EDM 1994
  • (1) Charmilles Robofil 240cc Wire EDM 2001
  • (1) AgieCharmilles Drill 20 Hole Popper 2011

INSPECTION:

  • (1) Helmel Phoenix CMM 2011
  • (3) 14” Optical Comparators / MPC-5 DRO (J&L Metrology, Deltronic, & Nikon 6C)
  • (3) Toolmaker Microscopes / DRO

WELDING:

  • (1) Miller Tig Welder
  • (1) LaserStar laser welder

MISL:

  • (1) Sunnen Hone
  • (3) Roll-In band saws
  • (1) Cosen Vertical Saw

 

Polishing Department
Solidworks Design & inspection software
Mastercam Cam Software, (machining software)
Starn manufacturing software
Peachtree accounting

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us for any reason. We welcome all inquiries and would be happy to quote on any job, large or small.

814.763.2401

814.763.2406

Kevin Shorts, President
kshorts@shortstool.com

Jennifer Shorts, Vice President
jenshorts@shortstool.com

Jason Tomcho, Sales & Project Manager
jtomcho@shortstool.com

Craig Caldwell, Engineering & Project Manager
ccaldwell@shortstool.com

Shorts Tool & Mfg
18927 Reservoir Rd.
Saegertown, PA 16433