Action Tool Service (ATS), is a contract manufacturer of precision machined components and tooling for the automotive, shipbuilding, power generation and research industries.

Our History:

Action Tool Service was founded in 1976 as a tool and cutter grinding shop.  As customer needs evolved so did our equipment and capacity. Moving from the original location on Pembroke Road to the current location in the Copeland Industrial Park in 1980. Building relationships with customers, vendors and our employees has allowed the company to thrive.

Our Capabilities:

  • CNC and Conventional Mill and Lathe Service
  • Form Tool Manufacturing
  • General Cutting Tool Sharpening Service
  • Surface Grinding
  • Cylindrical and Center-less Grinding
  • Inspection

“Exceptional customer service, high quality output, and flexibility to make changes-on-the-fly separate ATS from other Machine Shops.”
John W., Synerject


Action Tool Service Inc. is proud to be a supplier of technical services and products to many companies and agencies including:


Project Support: Self-Advancing Step-Tap Tool (Patent # 7,357,606 B1, 04/15/2008), Larry D. Franklin, VA, Donald R. Pettit, TX, Ronald K. Penner, VA, Charles J. Camarda, TX,

Northrop Grumman Newport News:

Provided support for various projects as required including:Manufacture Tooling

Jefferson Lab


Prototyping and Tooling Support

Alcoa Howmet

Manufacture Various Machining, Holding, Inspection and Gauging Fixtures and Perform Out Plant Machining

Continental Automotive

Min/Max Support, Prototyping, Tooling Support


We always strive for quality service and technically precise products, that is why we will always insist on using only the best equipment to get your job done right.



  • Fanuc RoboCut ciA-Series Wire EDM Machine
  • CNC Sinker
    • Qty 2 – Mitsubishi M65J – 49″ X 27″ X 12″ Programmable Z
      • Programmable Rotary Head Capable
    • Mitsubishi M55J – 37″ X 23″ X 12″ Programmable Z
      • Programmable Rotary Head Capable
    • Mitsubishi EX22 – 28″ X 22″ X 12″ Programmable Z
      • Built in Programmable Rotary Spindle
    • Okamoto H-OK 18-16 – 29″ X 17″ X 6″ Programmable Z
  • Manual Sinker
    • Qty 2 – 39″ X 21″ X 12″ Z Travel
  • CNC
    • Mazak Quick Turn Nexus 200-II – Ø 10″ X 20″ Long Max
    • Mazak Quick Turn 20H-P – Ø 12″ X 16″ Long Max
    • Mazak Quick Turn 6G – Ø 4″ X 12″ Long Max
    • Haas SL10 Big Bore
    • Mazak QT200
  • Manual
    • TOS SN 40C (Gap Bed) – Ø 16″ X 48″ Long Max
    • Qty 2 – Toolroom Lathes – Ø 6″ X 18″ Long Max

Sunnen MBB-1660 – Ø 2 1/2 Max, Ø0.06 Min

  • CNC
    • Qty 7 – HAAS VF3 –  20″ X 40″, 21″ Programmable Z Travel
      • Programmable 4th Axis Capable
    • Haas VF-3
    • Haas VF-5/50
    • HAAS VF6 – 64″ X 32″, 34″ Programmable Z Travel
  • Manual
    • Bridgeport Series 2 Knee Mill

More Equipment:

  • Manual
    • Surface
      • Okamoto 16-32DX – 16″ X 31″ Chuck
      • Qty 4 – Toolroom Surface Grinders – 5″ X 18″ Chuck
    • Cylindrical
      • Chevalier CGP-1240 –  Ø 12″ X 39″ Long Max
      • Qty 3 – Myford –  Ø 5″ X 12″ Long Max
    • Centerless
      • TOS – Ø 2 1/2″ Max
      • Royal Master TG-12X3 – Ø 1 1/2″ Max
    • Blade
      • Gockel, 12’ capacity
Tool Grinders
  • Manual
    • Qty 12 – Sharpening Mills, Drills, Reamers, Radius Work, Saws, Relief Grinding

Marvel Vertical Band Saw – Ø12″ Max, 17″ Max Depth Cut.



Engineering & Design

We are proud of the wide range of design and engineering expertise we provide each of our clients. Our success lies in our quality of work, precision, innovative technology, and commitment to our customers.

Downfeed Gate Die

Gate Die

Wax Reformer

Carb Tip Core Drill

M&G Electrontics Die


United States Patent – Self Advancing Step-Tap Tool Patient No: US 7,357,606 B1

Sliding Scale Gauge

Optical Mirror Holder

Robot Fixture

Root Drill Inspection Fixture

Synerject Fuel Rail Assembly

Turbulator Die

Variable Coupler Drive Assembly


Yes! We can make it! Please call for a quote or to schedule a meeting to discuss your next project. We look forward to hearing from you.

2202 Mingee Drive
Hampton, VA 23661
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