Robinson Metal Uses Boring Bar to Produce High-Quality Parts

Boring Bar

Computer-Controlled Technology Consistently Delivers Exceptional Results

DE PERE, Wisconsin – Robinson Metal, Inc. leverages the capabilities of its boring bar to produce precision round metal parts such as gears, sprockets and piston rings for a wide range of industrial customers.

A boring bar uses computer numerical control (CNC) technology to accurately produce parts within exceptionally tight tolerances. The automated process is especially effective in the production of large batches of high-quality metal components.

“When we designed our plant in 2000, we did so under the assumption that technology such as a boring bar would play a major role in our ability to serve customer needs,” said Jamie Tilkens, Fabrication and Machining Division Manager at Robinson Metal. “We continue to make investments in technology to keep pace with the evolving requirements of our customers.”

Robinson Metal uses a boring bar and other metal parts production capabilities to supplement manufacturing strengths including structural fabrication, pipe and vessel fabrication, and custom enclosure fabrication. The expertise available within its 300-strong team of technicians provides a single-source option for customers.

“Our employees take pride in their ability to produce high-quality parts used in industrial applications as well as consumer products,” Tilkens said. “A boring bar is just one of the tools we use to maintain consistent quality throughout the production process. We’re also looking forward to the installation of a high-capacity laser by the first of the year.”

All of Robinson Metal’s AWS certified weld inspectors adhere to in-house and customer-required hold points, ensuring every project meets or exceeds codes. The company also works with third-party inspectors as required by stringent ASME Section VII Division 1 code.

About Robinson Metal, Inc.

Robinson Metal operates out of a custom-designed, 175,000-square-foot modern facility that also features a segregated stainless steel fabrication area. The company is a single-source metal fabrication supplier, employing approximately 300 people at its facilities in De Pere, Wisconsin. Its four divisions include: Fabrication Machine; Pipe and Vessel; Robinson Custom Enclosures; and Robinson Heating and Cooling.

For more information about the capabilities of Robinson Metal’s boring bar, please call (920) 494-7411, or visit