At RTD, we pride ourselves at being a “One Stop Shop” for all of our clients machining needs. We offer Engineering & Design, CNC Milling & Turning (Single PC, short run or high-volume production machining), Assembly, Jigs & Fixtures, or Automation.
RTD Technologies was established by Raymond Therrien in 1978. It began in Rays basement in Rochester NH as Ray’s Tool & Die Co. Inc. As the name indicates, we were primarily a Die Shop. Specializing in the manufacturing of all types of dies–Compound, forming, progressive etc. Shortly after, Ray realized he needed more space, so he moved from the basement to the garage. Within a couple of years, he needed to expand beyond the garage & purchased an 800 sq. foot building in Somersworth NH. It was a perfect fit for his 2 Bridgeports, 2 Lathes, 3 Surface Grinders, Drill Press, benches & office with drafting tables. It was a tight but very efficient workspace. From the beginning, Ray was a stickler for cleanliness. Several rules were… “NO cigarette butts on the floor”, “Clean your machines at the end of every day, sweep the floor & Pick up the Pile!” On one of the surface grinders there was a sign that read “Clean it when you are done! OYGYACO!” (contact us for decoding this). By the mid 80’s and with a couple additions to the building, we added our first CNC mill: a Bridgeport Boss 9. Soon after we then added our first Turning Center: an Ikegai FX25N. We were officially in the CNC Business! We decided to abbreviate our name to RTD and started to migrate away from die making and into mold making, inspection fixtures and then production CNC machining. Today, we are at the same location, having expanded to 6400 sq. feet, we now have 5 CNC mills, 6 CNC Lathes, Wire EDM, Full Tool Room & Top-Notch Quality Control.