Behind the Scenes at Dubach Tool
Upon entering the shop I knew something was different about this place. Dubach Tool Company in Denver looks like your typical machine shop from the outside but once you get inside things start to change. The display cabinet containing example parts begins to come to life with the stories behind each part as they are being shared. The tool and die shop specializes in design and stamping of small quantity parts (up to 20,000 units) and has manufactured for aviation, medical device and even a part on the space shuttle. Also made are brackets for batteries and other tiny clamps and fasteners. I’ve never seen manufactured parts so small.
A quick tour of the shop included a trip past a stamping press, drill press, CNC machine, another stamping press, CNC, pumpkin cannon, drill press, CN…wait, go back. A compressed air pumpkin cannon sits out back that was designed and manufactured for projectile competitions, and there were many. CNC Machine, Gauges, Scale, automatic dual chamber soda can crusher, stamping press, jewelry, drill press, recumbent bicycle, Japanese pinball machines, mechanical calculator and a host of miniature projects carefully laid out on the work benches with many more in progress. The shop was quiet that day, but the ideas were not, practically jumping off the surfaces and assembling themselves. Looking forward to seeing what jumps out next! Follow our very own Denver Mad Scientist and Owner John Morse here –> John’s Idle Hands.