KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools

KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools (KSPT) is an ISO-certified manufacturer of industry leading round solid carbide cutting tools. KSPT is proud to have pioneered some of the world’s most advanced cutting tool technologies resulting from rigorous product, coating, and material testing within its Global Innovation Center.

It is this commitment to innovation that has launched patented products and technologies like the Z-Carb with its variable geometry and cutting edge preparation, Series 43 APR and APF ultra high performance aluminum cutting tools, and JetStream coolant technology. KSPT Technical Sales Engineers, Application Specialists, and Distribution Partners blanket the globe, delivering reliable service and support to all market segments. It is these people and products that drive innovative application strategies and cutting tool technologies into the end user, continually exceeding expectations and providing the most value at the spindle.


Starting out as a small bur reconditioning service, SGS Tools grew to become one of the largest manufacturer of solid carbide tools in the U.S.

Now, as a part of the KYOCERA corporation, KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools has grown to become the global standard in solid round carbide cutting tools.


The Company was founded by Seybold, Graves and Stahl in a small garage in Akron, OH.  Began business as a reconditioning operation of cutting tools in the local market.


The first automated bur grinder purchased.


First carbide inspection lab was built.


First computer-controlled machine was purchased.


Jack Haag acquired full ownership of SGS Tool Company


Establishes Action Super Abrasives (ASA).  A secure source of high quality, consistent diamond coated grinding wheels.


First exhibit at EMO in Hannover, Germany


SGS Tool Europe GmbH established in Germany.


Established Hardcoating Technologies Ltd (HTL).  The in-house control of critical element to life of cutting tool.


SGS Beijing Sales Office Established.


SGS Promeca purchased in France.


Tom Haag named President & COO


SGS purchases patent rights to the Z-Carb High Performance End Mill


New Drill Manufacturing Facility and future SGS Manufacturing Campus


SGS innovative patent to further define variable geometry with the Z-Carb AP


SGS Tool Company acquires Oak View Tools of Columbia City, IN.  A manufacturer of solid carbide and stainless steel tools for orthopedic operations.


SGS focuses efforts on high performance solutions by divesting the bur product group.


SGS wins prestigious American Eagle Award for producing a single customer cost savings of over $200,000!


Further investment into global manufacturing with expansion of UK manufacturing and coating facility.  10 CNC 5/6-axis production (special focus) + coating chamber.


SGS makes further investment into research and development with a $1,000,000 investment into the new Global Innovation Center.  R&D expands from 1,500 square foot to 6,000 square foot space.


Awarded 2nd American Eagle Award!  SGS successfully reduced a customer's machine time by over 100 hours.  Increased tool life 12 times over baseline and reduced the cost per part by over 92%.  Thus generating a cost savings to the customer of over $250,000!


Seeking high performance solutions, SGS puts further capital into R&D adding a Makino F8, a high speed camera and thermal imaging to their arsenal.


SGS expands the end mill operation by building a 75,000 square foot facility on its 20-acre campus in Cuyahoga Falls.


SGS is purchased by the KYOCERA Corporation.


KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub is Announced.  A $9,500,000 investment in Danville, VA.  Supplementing the KSPT business model and other KYOCERA cutting tool business units.


KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub opens its doors.  With a focus on custom cutting tool solutions and exploring new technologies, the Tech Hub can provide not simply a tool, but a complete scope of services from conception through expiration.