Bedford Machine & Tool, Inc

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Bedford, IN  |  812-275-1948

Bedford Machine & Tool, Inc., located in Bedford, Indiana, has been a trusted partner and supporter of the die cast industry since 1988. With a strong focus on repairing, manufacturing, and designing die cast tooling, our company offers a comprehensive range of products, services, and capabilities to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

At Bedford Machine & Tool, we specialize in die cast tooling solutions. Our extensive experience and expertise in the industry enable us to provide a wide range of services, including die refurbishment, die rebuild, and die repair. We understand that the longevity and performance of die cast tooling are critical to the success of our clients' operations. Through our meticulous attention to detail and precision, we ensure that the die cast tooling we work on is restored to optimal condition and performance.

In addition to die refurbishment and repair, we offer services such as the manufacturing of wear plates and lock plates. These components are essential for maintaining the integrity and longevity of the die cast tooling. Our expert technicians and engineers use high-quality materials and advanced machining techniques to produce wear plates and lock plates that withstand the demands of the die casting process, enhancing the durability and reliability of the tooling.

Bedford Machine & Tool also specializes in crib components, which play a vital role in supporting the die cast tooling during the casting process. We design and manufacture crib components to exact specifications, ensuring they provide stable support and precise alignment. Our focus on quality and precision in crib component manufacturing contributes to the overall performance and efficiency of the die casting operations.

Bedford Machine & Tool is also equipped to handle new die manufacturing projects. Leveraging our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced equipment, we have the capabilities to design and manufacture new cavity inserts, creating customized die cast tooling solutions. Our focus on precision, quality materials, and advanced manufacturing techniques ensures that the new cavity inserts meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.

To support our manufacturing capabilities, we have invested in specialized equipment, including a 50-ton x 80" x 108" spotting press and a 500-ton x 80" x 144" spotting press. These large-scale presses enable us to carry out precise spotting and fit-up operations, ensuring the accuracy and alignment of die cast tooling components.

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