About Moore Tool Company
dedicated to maintaining leadership in precision engineering and applying measurement science to develop highly productive machine tools & related equipment to solve our customer’s manufacturing requirements.
the moore tool company has had a long history of providing precision machine tools and measuring machines to the world’s most demanding customers – people who need to machine and measure parts to increasingly tighter tolerances. founded in 1924 in bridgeport, connecticut by richard f. moore, the company has remained true to his standards of mechanical excellence. in 1974, american machinist awarded richard moore the am award recognizing him as the man who "gave the world’s industry an additional decimal place of accuracy"
the moore tool company started out as a tool & die company, but soon, richard moore realized that the machinery he needed to work to close tolerances was not available. early in the 1930’s, moore developed a jig borer for his own work and that of fellow die makers; these machines were the first to utilize the famous moore lead screw and double-vee construction. as tool and die making progressed in the 1940’s, the company added the jig grinder to grind hardened steel components. before long, measuring machines were added to the product line to inspect the higher accuracy parts manufactured on moore jig borers and jig grinders.
richard moore understood the underlying engineering principles necessary to build high precision equipment. he collaborated with a wide range of university researchers, as well as government and private laboratory scientists around the world to refine these mechanical design principles. and perhaps most importantly, he was able to train others to use these principles and apply the craft skills necessary to generate the geometry that was so uniquely "moore quality."
over the years, many different machine applications were developed that took advantage of the superior moore geometry and stability. ruling engines and diamond turning machines were two prominent adaptations of moore geometry. moore tool has also designed and manufactured a wide range of accessory items for its machine tools as well as metrology products. over 6,000 jig borers and 8,000 jig grinders have been manufactured, most of which are still in use. in addition, several hundred ultra-precision special machines have been designed and built by the moore tool company serving a wide range of industries.
in 1994, the moore tool company was acquired and became part of the pmt group, which today includes producto, inc. and dieco llc. in 1997, moore nanotechnology systems llc was formed as a subsidiary to the moore tool company. nanotechnology systems is dedicated to the development of ultra-precision machining systems for the electro-optics, photonics, semiconductor, and hard disk drive industries.
today, moore tool has approximately 225 employees and occupies 160,000 square feet of climate controlled space in bridgeport, connecticut. in any given year, roughly one-half of moore tool’s revenues are exported to europe and asia, with japan being the largest single export market for moore products.