JATCO’s Tool and Die Maker Expertise

JATCO sets the global standard for specification, design, and manufacture of precision thermoplastic and thermoset injection molds as well as precision machined components. We are a tool & die company and that means that we employ the best of the best.

Tool & Die makers are an advanced specialty, with capabilities that extend beyond those of machinists in the manufacturing industry. While machinists typically make a variety of parts during the production process with general tolerances; tool and die makers routinely work with tolerances of one thousandth of an inch or less. Tool and die makers

  • compute and verify design specifications
  • make multiple components
  • perform assembly work
  • performdetailed blending andpolishing operations.
  • Setup,adjust, and troubleshoot a wide variety of productionequipment. 

In short, as tool and die makers we are skilled artisans who have learned our trade through a combination of academic coursework and hands-on-instruction, combined with a substantial period of on-the-job-training.

JATCO, Locally Based and Thinking Ahead

Drawing on our Tool & Die heritage we offer unequalled attention to detail and have a close tolerance mindset. We take a holistic approach to every project with a seamless transition from engineering, to mold making, to manufacturing. In addition, JATCO is

  • a member of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
  • active in the local tooling and machining education and apprenticeship community
  • family owned and operated since 1978
  • located in Pittsburgh, PA

JATCO, Global Manufacturing Expertise

In addition to local manufacturing, JATCO provides consulting and project management for companies using offshore tooling and importing. We have global partnerships in a growing list of countries include:

  • China
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Portugal

We manage the project for you to ensure quality control so your final product meets your specifications and US standards. 

Contact Us Today

Whether your company’s goal is to work locally or globally, JATCO Machine & Tool Company Inc. offers proprietary and custom molding and complete full-service precision machining. We can accommodate a range of project sizes and budget.

Ed Sikora

Ed Sikora - Owner

Ed Sikora has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been involved with plastics and tooling his entire career. He began as a development engineer with what is now Nova Chemicals and has remained at the forefront of the industry for over 40 years as owner of JATCO.

Ed has published various papers in several plastics’ publications, as well as Modern Machine Shop. He is a longtime member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and currently serves as executive director of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Ed is a regular speaker at events promoting manufacturing careers and workforce development.

Injection Mold and Precision Machining Specialists

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