REGO-FIX Case Study

Tooling Helps Firearms Manufacturer Hit Production Target

Apr 29, 2022


To support new product launches, Smith & Wesson needed to increase throughput of its production of revolver frames. However, the firearms manu-facturer wanted to avoid, if possible, having to add new machine tools to ac-complish its production goals.

After extensive evaluation, Smith & Wesson determined the best plan of at-tack would be to target aluminum re-volver frames, the highest volume frames produced at the company. The strategy was to chip away portions of time from individual machining operations to re-duce overall revolver frame cycle times. While the reduction of part cycle times is always a goal at Smith & Wesson, the challenge was to do so without compro-mising part quality.

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With U.S. headquarters in Whitestown, Indiana, REGO-FIX, inventor of the original ER collet system, is a world leader in the manufacture of Swiss precision tooling. For more information on REGO-FIX, its products and services, or to request a catalog, please call 1.800.REGO-FIX or visit the company’s website at

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