Starting out in 1968 as Herco, Inc., Harold Rivers and Gary Dyer saw a niche market in VGrooving for the speaker cabinet industry. Founded in Newcomerstown, Ohio, the main market thrust was manufacturing a premium custom V Grooving Tool for both cross and lineal V Grooving. Designing multiple stacked sets for creating profiles which could be folded over and glued became the challenge and stepping stone to the introduction of tooling for creating shapes in other industries.
In December of 1993, a new company was formed by the Dyer family, 3-D Diamond Tooling. In a new 20,000 square foot facility, the company began designing, manufacturing and service / sharpening PCD Diamond Tooling for the wood industry. The focus has always remained on quality through the careful planning and acquisition of the most technologically advanced equipment available. Eventually, both companies were moved under one roof, forming the Herco and 3-D Diamond Cutting Tool Company with Gary Dyer as President. Through constant upgrading and vision for continued substantial growth, the companies grew to become the leader in tight tolerance precision based tooling. With our ears constantly tuned to the requirements and desires of the industries we serve, the company discovered another niche market for precision based insert style tooling. After thoroughly evaluating both foreign and domestic tooling for tolerance zones and product suitability for performance based applications, it became evident that a market existed for a precision, high quality insert tool. Additional state of the art equipment was purchased suitable to achieve the tolerances we expected, and a new product line was introduced; Insert Tooling.
In January of 2008, the Herco and 3-D Diamond Cutting Tools companies were merged to create the H3D Tool Corp.. After thorough evaluation of many suppliers and
manufacturers, the product offerings from the company was enhanced to focus on commodity items such as saw blades, spiral routers, tool holders and collets and other tooling and tool related supplies.