GWS Tool Group has acquired Indexable Cutting Tools, Inc., the third acquisition in 2021 for GWS Tool Group and the first international acquisition by the U.S.-based manufacturer. Located in Welland, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Indexable is a technology leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ceramic, PCD, and CBN inserts. For more than fifty years, mastery of insert production and precision cutting technology has provided manufacturers around the world with an edge in operational efficiency.
The company supports an array of manufacturing companies with its products. From automotive and powertrain customers to commercial and defense aerospace manufacturers, Indexable has used its model of quality and flexibility to deliver what few others can. With six global patents surrounding their microwave sintering processes, Indexable can output ceramic inserts with ultra-fine-grained microstructures that yield increased hardness, toughness, and thermal stability versus traditional ceramic grades in the same categories. Their emphasis on quality, which is supported by their ISO9001:2015 certification, aligns perfectly with that of the ongoing quality signature GWS demands. With the addition of indexable, GWS solidifies its position as a multi-disciplinary manufacturer of high-performance cutting tools in the marketplace today.