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Tradie’s Tax Time Guide

May 21st, 2024

Attention tradies: Tax season doesn’t have to be stressful for you. Take advantage of valuable deductions to reduce your tax bill and…

Powering Australian manufacturing: An inside look at Kinetic Engineering Services partnership with Okuma Australia and Sutton Tools.

May 3rd, 2024

In the heart of Australian manufacturing, a dynamic partnership thrives between Kinetic Engineering Services, Okuma, and Sutton Tools. With a commitment to…

A Spotlight on Randa’s Internship at Sutton Tools

February 6th, 2024

An exciting opportunity is waiting for young engineers at Sutton Tools. It’s about embracing a culture of knowledge sharing, cultivating a nurturing…

Let’s talk Australian Made: Sutton Tools

May 19th, 2023

In a world of global trade and mass production, the value of supporting local businesses and embracing products made in one’s own…

Build a Bright Future: Exploring the Benefits of an Apprenticeship at Sutton Tools

April 20th, 2023

  The manufacturing and engineering industries play a significant role in Australia and worldwide, requiring extensive employment skills in various job functions….

Welcoming ANCA FX7 aka FOXY at Sutton Tools

October 26th, 2022

Australian manufacturing is in the process of a making a large pivot. With the state the world is currently in; recovering from…

As Australian manufacturing moves focus on the defence and aerospace sector, we are doing our part.

September 19th, 2022

Sutton Tools has a long history of working in the defence sector. With our roots dating back to 1917, the company supported…

Our new SMART Manufacturing Centre

March 30th, 2022

Our new SMART Manufacturing Centre is ready and we welcome you! The Sutton Tools Thomastown Victoria facility – home to our global…

Custom tool solution slashes Albin’s cycle time by three quarters

October 19th, 2021

A fortuitous meeting at an industry event led to a custom solution that solves a tricky and expensive precision component manufacturing challenge….

Speed, accuracy, precision: Tool reconditioning via QR

September 7th, 2021

Over many years, we’ve made it simple for our customers to manage the reconditioning of their tools in a fast and convenient…

Launching High Performance Solutions for 100% of your needs

September 7th, 2021

Sutton Tools now offers a one stop shop for consumable, durable and indexable tools along with tool holding, and work holding solutions…

Harmony 5-Axis endmills take the curves

May 31st, 2021

Jeff Boyd introduces an endmill range which is central to an exciting new initiative with Swinburne. We recently participated in the Haas…

Over 100 years of making innovative Australian-owned and made Sutton Tools

April 15th, 2021

“Our goal for generations has always been to make the most durable and reliable cutting drill range available,” Jim Sutton We recently…

Adapting, innovating, evolving – Sutton Tools’ investment in a global market

March 25th, 2021

Sutton Tools has been a family business for over 100 years and in that time they have not only survived but thrived when faced with challenges in the domestic and…

Digital transformation: Never a better time…

May 27th, 2020

Sutton Tools has been working to digitally transform many aspects of our operations over recent years. Rob Sutton explains how the current…

Why value, quality and partnership trump cost in capital investment

April 29th, 2020

Rob Sutton explains how investment strategies can enable you to contend with low-cost competitors to achieve sustainable growth, even in tough times….

Lean manufacturing behind Eastgate Engineering’s success

November 11th, 2019

Investment in advanced CNC machinery, strategic supplier partnerships and lean manufacturing processes are enabling Brisbane-based manufacturer Eastgate Engineering to evolve and prosper….

INOX: A top-value Aussie solution for drilling stainless steel

October 16th, 2019

INOX drills for tradies and weekend warriors working with stainless steel sheeting are designed to last 70% longer. Engineering Manager Tim Schurmann…

Proven tapping performance on the automotive world stage

October 16th, 2019

Australian-designed and manufactured taps for the automotive components industry are making their presence known in global markets, according to Jeff Boyd, Key…

Sutton Tools team honoured with industry awards

October 15th, 2019

Sutton Tools has had a great year for hardware industry awards in 2019! Ben Williams puts it down to the quality of…

Why taps are my favourite tool

July 29th, 2019

Rob Sutton explains his belief that there are two distinct kinds of people in the world and confesses his life-long love affair…

Key factors when machining Titanium and high-temperature alloys

May 28th, 2019

Jeff Boyd discusses the multiple factors involved in optimising the machining processes of difficult-to-machine materials. Titanium and high-temperature alloys are some of…

Sutton Tools mentors German industrial engineering student

April 30th, 2019

Julia Kuhn is visiting Australia from Germany for a month as an intern at Sutton Tools. We spoke to her about the…

Deep Drilling: 12xD and Beyond

April 4th, 2019

R&D Engineer Angelo Papageorgiou gives ‘too much information’ about peck drilling cycles when deep drilling in his own unique style – but…

Shooting for the sky: R&D paying off for Australian manufacturers

March 28th, 2019

Andrew Stevens is a former Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand. Last week he was interviewed on the occasion of…

How PVD Coating Improves Tool Performance and Reduces Your Process Costs

March 5th, 2019

Dr Steve Dowey, Technology Manager at Sutton Tools, discusses the benefits of PVD coating of industrial cutting tools, and how pre and…

Sutton Tools supports award-winning young innovator Jimmy Toton

March 5th, 2019

We are very proud to announce that Jimmy Toton, who has a long association with Sutton Tools, received the 2019 Young Defence…

The future of aerospace componentry machining in Europe and Asia-Pacific

October 4th, 2018

Rob Sutton, Commercial Director of Sutton Tools, describes his experience touring the high-tech aerospace facility of ASCO in Brussels, and the future…

How to estimate the true cost-per-part of industrial cutting tools

September 25th, 2018

Peter Sutherland explains the reasoning behind estimating the cost-per-part of cutting tools – including some of the hidden costs that can add…

How to boost productivity in your incoming goods processes

September 24th, 2018

Even highly automated retail supply chains encounter speedbumps. James Clark outlines some of the ways we’ve streamlined the supply, receipt and warehousing…

Tiny tools make a big difference for medical manufacturing

September 24th, 2018

Micro endmills are making all the difference in the medical manufacturing industry, but not just for subtractive manufacturing. One of the greatest…

A five-step guide to designing and deploying custom-built tools

September 10th, 2018

We’ve long been believers in standing out from the crowd. For global manufacturers, the challenge is exactly this: providing a service that…

Designing and testing for innovation – Trends in the manufacture of engineering tools

September 10th, 2018

The survival of manufacturers depends on their ability to adapt to new technological advancements in the industry, as well as innovate new…

A guide to reducing tooling costs

September 10th, 2018

Where manufacturers face challenges due to cutting tool wear and damage, tool replacement might not be a cost-effective solution. Rather, a simple…

Digital strategies behind the ‘Smart Enough’ Factory

June 21st, 2018

There’s a lot of talk about Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories. Dr Steve Dowey, Technology Manager at Sutton Tools, explains our approach…

Thread Rolling, Die Production & Servicing

May 10th, 2018

Optimising tools for output efficiency

May 10th, 2018

Trochoidal versus Traditional Milling

May 3rd, 2018

Sutton Tools’ Key Market Manager Jeff Boyd provides an example of the different results from using trochoidal versus traditional milling strategies. These…

Customising for efficient & consistent performance

March 22nd, 2018

A multinational automotive component manufacturer was experiencing inconsistent tool life at one of its Chinese plants. Sutton Tool’s Export Manager Jeff Boyd…