Based in Mount Prospect, Ill., SNK America recently selected Associated Machine Tool Technologies (AmTTech) as its Texas distributor for NIIGATA horizontal machining centers, SNK Nissin horizontal boring mills and SNK double-column machining centers. AmTTech, which is based in Houston, has served the Texas market for 25 years.
"Our No. 1 goal is to provide our customers with the best possible value-based solutions for their machine tool requirements," said Anne Beauregard, AmTTech's vice president and chief financial officer. "But even more importantly, we strive to provide our customers with a level of service that exceeds their expectations.
"We are extremely excited to be representing SNK America because they share our same mission of providing quality products and outstanding customer service," Beauregard added.
Tom Klukow, regional sales manager for SNK America, echoed the sentiment, noting that AmTTech "is one of the premier distributors in the state of Texas. While they provide machine tools to all markets, they are particularly strong in the energy and aerospace sectors, a perfect fit for SNK/NIIGATA."
Related Glossary Terms
Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.