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Who is Allied Machine?

Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tool systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to creating the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world.

Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost per hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, burnishing, threading, and boring applications.  

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users world-wide with the highest level of performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.

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Our Executives

Founded by Harold E. Stokey in 1941, Allied Machine has been family owned since the beginning. Harold's son, William H. Stokey, is the current President and CEO. William's sons Mike and Steve Stokey serve as part owners and Executive Vice Presidents. The 3rd generation of the Stokey family is taking Allied Machine into the future, where growth and innovation will continue to be the keys of success.

William H. Stokey
William H. Stokey
President and CEO
Mike Stokey
Mike Stokey
Executive Vice President
Steve Stokey
Steve Stokey
Executive Vice President

Our Brands

In order to provide customers with a competitive advantage, Allied Machine continues to expand our range of products and services. We are always ready to find new ways to make and finish holes, and adding new product lines to our family helps us provide a more dynamic offering. Here are the additional brands Allied is proud to offer to the world.

Precision Boring Tools

Manufactured in Germany, the Wohlhaupter® product line provides high precision boring tools customized to your needs. These solutions are ideal for high-volume jobs that require repeated precision over the length of the entire operation.

Solid Carbide Specials

With the expertise of Superion®, we can offer our customers high-performance made-to-order solid carbide drills, burnishing tools, reamers, PCD-tipped tools, and more.

ThreadMills USA™
Solid Carbide Thread Mills

ThreadMills USA™ allows us to provide an economical threading solution for our customers. These tools are ideal for customers who are performing multiple short-run jobs and need precision tooling with higher frequency and less cost.

Modular Boring Systems

Criterion® boring systems are the perfect solution for multiple short-run jobs. Assemble the boring system based on your application needs with the ability to change and/or replace certain pieces whenever you need to.

Our Milestones

The Story Begins

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. is founded by Harold E. Stokey in New Philadelphia, Ohio. With the loving support of his devoted wife, Lucille, Harold provides tapered bearing lock nuts for the Timken Company in Canton, OH. Other manufactured parts will be utilized in the assembly of M1 tanks used by the Allied Forces during World War II.

The Point of No Return

Because of the increasing market demand, a salesman approaches Harold E. Stokey and proposes that Allied develop and manufacture spade drills. The salesman guarantees he can sell every piece made. Allied Machine accepts the challenge and develops a universal-style spade drill, and the salesman never returns. So, with a warehouse stockpiled with inventory, Allied Machine begins its journey into the spade drill business.

Inventing Exclusivity

President and CEO William H. Stokey invents the Blade-Loc technology and received Allied's first patent. This technology protects against tool movement during the drilling cycle as well as when the tool is being retracted from the hole. The Blade-Loc gives Allied a competitive advantage, solidifying Allied's leadership position in technological advancements.

Pioneering the Spade Drill

Allied engineers an innovative spade drill geometry and coating that takes holemaking to a level never before seen by the metal-cutting industry. The Throw Away, or T-A, spade blade becomes the foundation for Allied’s explosive growth. This breakthrough thrusts Allied into a role of leadership through research and development of engineered drilling solutions.

A Leap of Faith

With the desire to expand the business, Allied President and CEO William H. Stokey arranges for a loan to purchase the Shenango building on West Third Street in Dover. As the auction surpasses the loan amount, Stokey makes a courageous bid and acquires the building for $514,000. Stokey says, “It was the last bid I was going to make. I only had a $400,000 loan lined up and a $140,000 line of credit. If you’ve never been there, trust me, it’s an interesting proposition.”

Feet on the Street

To provide greater value and better service to its customers, Allied establishes a position designed to take technical knowledge and skills to spindles throughout the world. The Field Sales Engineer (FSE) position creates a more personal relationship between Allied and its customers.

The European Venture

Allied proudly announces its partnership with Maxcut Tooling Services, who will provide support and distribution throughout Europe. With this new joint venture, Allied increases its global presence and positions itself to better serve the European continent.

Training Days

Allied introduces the Technical Education Seminar (TES), which provides specialized training for both distributors and end users through detailed classroom sessions. Over the years, TES has evolved to incorporate in-depth hands-on training at the spindle in the new state-of-the-art training lab.

Planning for the Future

Allied purchases the 60,000 square foot Simon-Duplex facility on Deeds Drive in Dover, Ohio. The building rests on 25 acres of land, which serves as valuable real estate for future growth. This investment philosophy allows Allied to vertically integrate additional manufacturing processes into the company.

Taking the Wait out of Specials

Allied develops the Insta-Quote® Comprehensive Online Quoting System. This revolutionary software allows customers to design custom tooling for their special applications and generate a quote and drawing all within minutes. With Insta-Quote, the time from design to delivery is drastically reduced.

Expediting Processes

Allied celebrates the opening of the Balzers Tool Coating, Inc. facility housed in Allied’s Deeds Drive location. With this partnership, the coating process that takes several weeks to complete will now be done within days.

Multitasking Efficiency

Allied develops the first ever replaceable insert tool that can complete entire port forms to the finish specifications in one process. The patented AccuPort 432 technology addresses the needs of the fluid power industry, along with numerous other multi-step applications.

Forefront of Innovation

To address the needs for lower costs per hole, Allied introduces the next generation of spade drills. The GEN2 T-A insert, featuring the proprietary AM200 coating, provides lower drilling forces, increased tool life, and improved performance, all while utilizing existing T-A holders.

Joining Ranks

Consistent with its focus on holemaking solutions, Allied partners with S.C.A.M.I., a well established Italian manufacturer of reaming products. The ALVAN Expandable Reamers allow Allied Machine to provide an ideal choice for finishing holes in a production environment.

Driving Technology

As drilling applications become more demanding, Allied sets forth to answer the challenge. The GEN3SYS® High Penetration Drilling System delivers an advanced design, allowing customers to obtain levels of performance previously unreachable with replaceable tip tooling.

Standing Out

To set itself apart from the masses at the IMTS Manufacturing Trade Show in Chicago, Allied exhibits under a unique theme to better connect with the attendees. In 2006, Allied presents its “Garden of Eden” booth, and the venture is an astounding success.

Opening New Opportunities

Allied introduces the Opening Drill in order to enlarge existing holes faster than conventional methods. Inspired by this design, the Revolution Drill is created to drill large diameter holes from solid, eliminating the need for a pilot hole.

Giving Back

Allied Executive Vice President Steve Stokey leads a newly developed task force to implement Project Lead the Way in Tuscarawas County school districts. Project Lead the Way is a program for kindergarten through 12th grade students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering or technology.

Economical Solutions

To incorporate an economical solution into its thread mill product offering, Allied acquires ThreadMills USA in Evans, Georgia. ThreadMills USA will complement Allied’s existing AccuThread 856 line, providing customers with a complete selection for their thread milling applications.

The Manufacturing Expansion

Allied breaks ground for the expansion of its 60,000 square foot facility on Deeds Drive. The new project includes an additional 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a new training facility, and a new café for Allied associates.

Finishing What We Start

In order to expand its range of product offering, Allied acquires Criterion Machine Works. With the addition of Criterion, and by moving the manufacturing processes from Costa Mesa, California to Dover, Ohio, Allied can now offer a full line of hole finishing products.

Within the Limits

To adapt to the technological advances brought about by the proliferation of modern CNC equipment, Allied introduces its new modular APX Drill System. With its unique design, the APX Drill provides excellent results in previously unmanageable deep hole and large diameter applications on low horse power machines.

New Look, New Recognition

With its continuing global growth, Allied strengthens its branding image in order to establish and maintain consistency worldwide. Tracing back to the company’s roots, Allied revitalizes its original black and white logo with a red accent to signify the company’s energetic approach to holemaking solutions.

World Class Facility

Allied breaks ground for the expansion of its Third Street facility. The project will include 61,000 square feet of new office space, state-of-the-art training and R&D facilities, and customer and associate cafes. It will also include a world-class gathering space highlighted by a 13 foot tall video wall, welcoming worldwide visitors to the facility.

A Global Marketing Chapter

Allied Machine completes the purchase of Allied Maxcut, which will operate as Allied Machine and Engineering Co. (Europe) Ltd. This next chapter of Allied’s European venture streamlines branding, increases global marketing opportunities, and expands global distribution capabilities.

Our Story Continues

Allied Machine celebrates 75 years as a true American innovator and major manufacturer of holemaking and finishing products for various industries. From its 1941 origins as a manufacturer of parts for World War II vehicles, Allied has transitioned to an engineering-driven company focused on solving the most challenging applications while also setting its sights on attracting and training the next generation to carry on the manufacturing tradition

Building Education

Combining hands-on learning and interactive classroom demonstrations, Allied Machine launches its new engineering training lab. This 3,000 square foot facility features one horizontal and two vertical machining centers to showcase the range of Allied’s tools and teach both customers and Allied associates how the tools work and where to apply them in various holemaking applications.

Precise Precision

In order to expand the range of boring products offered, Allied acquires the German manufacturer Wohlhaupter®. The analog and digital capabilities provide the precision needed for high-volume production boring applications.

A Solid Combination

Allied acquires Superion® in order to provide special, made-to-order solid carbide tooling solutions. These specials include PCD tooling, burnishing drills, solid carbide drills, and carbide/PCD step reamers.

Delivering Top Results

Building on our GEN3SYS® platform, the GEN3SYS XT Pro is added to Allied Machine’s line of replaceable insert drills and features inserts and holders designed for several new geometries and coatings. The combination of the GEN3SYS XT Pro inserts and holders has proven to produce longer tool life and provide increased penetration rates, providing a competitive advantage over similar high-penetration drilling systems.

Simplifying Thread Milling

To save machine shops valuable production time when machining threads, Allied Machine develops Insta-Code®, a thread mill program generator. With Insta-Code, customers can simplify thread milling program setup, preview cycle times, and view suggestions for the best thread mill product for a particular application.

Machining Hardened Materials

Allied Machine adds to their existing thread mill line with the AccuThread® T3. Built for machining hardened or hard-to-machine materials, the T3 provides a longer tool life, less tool breakage, and higher quality threads.

Structural Advancements

Adding to the GEN3SYS® XT Pro drill line, Allied Machine unveils structural steel inserts with an exclusive combination of substrate and multilayer coating designed for the beam and plate structural steel market. Optimized in the existing structural steel holders, these new inserts improve chip formation and reduce vibrations to create a higher quality hole.

4TEX® for the Win

Allied Machine adds a new indexable insert drill to the product lineup—the 4TEX drill. The unique design increases core strength in addition to improving hole size and straightness. Whether drilling in high-temp alloys or stainless steels or in applications like interrupted cuts or angled surfaces, 4TEX excels in the most challenging applications.

Feel the Vibrations?

The Wohlhaupter® NOVITECH™ vibration dampened intermediate module is added to Allied Machine’s offering of boring tools. Due to the viscoelasticity of the mounted damping module, vibrations are significantly reduced during the machining process while productivity, surface quality, and process reliability are increased.

Models and Drawings Made Easy

ToolMD® is added to Allied Machine’s online utilities. With direct access to 2D drawings and 3D models of thousands of Allied products, users can assemble and view tools as well as download them for use in most machining software programs.

Hand-Held Holemaking Help

Allied Machine launches two mobile apps—Solution Hub and Machinist Tool. Solution Hub provides quick access to tap drill charts, operation manuals, technical guides, and digital catalogs. Machinist Tool offers easy to navigate utilities and streamlines operations on the shop floor by mobilizing resources for drilling, boring, threading, reaming, and roller burnishing.

The Best Just Got Better

After 35 years of success with the iconic T-A® insert, Allied Machine launches the T-A Pro® high-penetration drilling system. With material-specific insert geometries, a redesigned drill body, and a proprietary coolant through system, this drill runs at speeds nearly 30% faster than other high-performance drills. The revolutionary design elements combine to extend tool life, create consistent quality holes, and provide superior chip evacuation.

Coating Flexibility

Allied Machine vertically integrates again. For years, Oerlikon Balzers has coated inserts within Allied’s facility. After purchasing some equipment from them, Allied now assumes the operation and expands it with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment. This 10,000 square foot facility allows Allied to improve throughput and quality while reducing lead times.

Rough Machining Improved

Engineered to remove large volumes of materials at high speeds and light feed rates, Allied Machine expands their boring product line with the Wohlhaupter® VolCut rough boring system. This versatile tool adapts to Wohlhaupter’s modular Twin Cutter bodies and utilizes standard inserts from the Revolution Drill® and Opening Drill® product lines. With VolCut’s adaptability to the trusted MVS connection, the sky is the limit.

Adapting to the Times

As remote learning and virtual spaces become more prevalent, Allied Machine launches Allied Tool Academy—a multilevel program for end users and distributors to register for online training modules, LIVE event broadcasts, and on-site Technical Education Seminars. The new online training modules provide education for individuals online, on demand, and on their schedule.