About Us

168 Manufacturing began when Jim Goerges, the founder of Precision Tool Technologies, envisioned more unattended machining on nights and weekends for his company. He invested in developing an in-house coolant management solution which he then commercialized after encouragement from various industry partners.

At 168 Manufacturing, we deliver coolant automation technologies that empower you to get the most value out of your CNC machines. Our FullShop™ Automated Coolant Management System and FullShop™ Coolant Health App are scalable, cost-effective, intuitive and powerful.

Whether standalone or combined, our hardware and software technologies enable you to maximize the efficiency of machines and workers, enabling you to redistribute labor, minimize human error and allocate resources with more precision. Thanks to our automated coolant management technologies, you can unlock the benefits of longer uptime, better resource utilization, lights-out operation and detailed insights into your process efficiency.

With over 30 years of experience working with industrial CNC machine operations, we have the insight and skills necessary to address frequent causes of production loss and waste. We ensure customer satisfaction through expertly designed coolant management systems, as well as excellent service and technical guidance throughout the whole process — from the first phone call to full operation.