SGS Tool Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing


SGS Tool Company is the newest member to join the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). A leading manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for aerospace, metalworking and automotive industries, SGS will participate in machining research activities at CCAM.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with CCAM membership as well as the local manufacturing sector in order to provide improved and innovative machining solutions for today’s evolving and challenging materials market.  We believe this membership is only the beginning of mutual growth by collaboration with some of the strongest companies in our industry,” states Tom Haag, President SGS Tool Company.

Established in 1951 in Northeast Ohio, SGS Tool Company is a privately held company that manufactures high performance, high quality solid carbide cutting tools. The company has a global presence in over 60 countries, allowing them to strategically service and support their end users.

“In addition to high quality cutting tools, SGS also brings specialized tooling solutions to their customers. This aligns well with our collaborative research model here at CCAM,” states Joe Moody, President and Executive Director at CCAM. “We are very pleased to add SGS Tool Company to the CCAM membership and look forward to the innovation and value they will bring to the organization.”

SGS Tool Company is joining CCAM at the Organizing Industry Member level. This will allow them to engage in both collaborative and individual research projects as well as participate on the Board of Directors.

Headquartered in Munroe Fall, Ohio, SGS also has manufacturing facilities in the U.K. and a network of distributors and sales representatives across the world.

The CCAM industry and government consortium now numbers 29 members, including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Alcoa, Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, SGS Tool Company, Siemens, Blaser Swisslube, Canon Virginia Inc., EOS, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, Paradigm Precision, RTI International Metals, Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF Machining Solutions, Mechdyne, National Instruments, Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS), and the NASA Langley Research Center.

Academic partners are the Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.

CCAM is based at a 62,000 square foot facility that has computational and engineering research labs, high bay production space and commercial scale equipment, and specialized equipment and tooling for research in surface engineering, manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing, machining technologies, composite materials processing, and welding and joining. Leveraging the combined strengths and capabilities from CCAM and the network of university, industry, and government partners, CCAM bridges the gap between research and commercialization, accelerating new developments to market.


About CCAM
CCAM delivers innovative solutions for manufacturing better products. An applied research center, CCAM provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and at Virginia’s top universities, through a collaborative model that enables them to pool R&D efforts to increase efficiencies. Results can then be applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit faster and more affordably than ever before. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit

About SGS Tool Company
SGS Tool Company is a privately-held, ISO-certified leader of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for the aerospace, medical, power generation, and automotive industries. With manufacturing sites in the United States and United Kingdom; a global network of Sales Representatives, Industrial Distributors, and Agents blanket the world selling into more than 60 countries. For more information or to get in touch with a representative in your area, contact SGS Tool Company at (330) 688-6667 or visit the company’s website at to learn more.

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