While the business was just distributing premium European-made tools in 1979, it wasn’t until 1993, after gathering much application and production knowledge on the tools of the trade, that HPMT acquired the first equipment called EWAG Manual Grinding Machine. This machine which was used to reclaim cutting tools through regrinding from used tools was the inspiration of more investment to come.
By 1999, three more EWAG Machines were added to meet production demands from Asia with the largest share of orders coming from China and Taiwan. At that time, manufacturing of computer components demanded special cutting tools to be used. HPMT capitalized on this opportunity and mastered the craft of customized tools. However customizing tool was time consuming since it was human-skill dependent. Then came the turning point in 2003, with the acquisition of 4 CNC Grinding Machines. HPMT was able to speed up mass production by 30 folds and deliver tools in the shortest possible time.
Today HPMT boasts of 30 world-class superior machines that comprise of 40 CNC universal grinders, 8 CNC Cylindrical grinders, 2 CNC Centreless machines and 4 EWAG Universal Manual Grinding machines to meet the aggressive global demands with competitive delivery speed.
Off the back of the total RM35.6 Million machinery investment is the invaluable tool crafting knowledge of the founders Khoo Yee Her and Thiery Scheidegger. Both instrumental in the on-going training and sharing of the art of high precision solid carbide tool crafting, pave the way for an emergence of HPMT’s very own elite home-grown team of tool designing and crafting specialists.
With the specialists readily available in-house, a Research and Development Division was the inevitable progression. Within this R&D Division, tools are continuously perfected to complement the constant technological transformation in the metalworking industry.
For quality control, the specialists use sophisticated measuring instruments to ensure that the precision tools are within specifications meeting the tight tolerance levels. Individual item inspection is a common practice and statistical process control carried out to constantly monitor production processing for possible corrective actions.
QC Visual Inspection
Measuring Helix Angle
Rollmatic Machine for Micro Tools
CNC Program Setting