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Haas Automation, Inc.



Phone: 805-278-1800
Toll-Free: 800-331-6746
Fax: 805-278-8540

Please visit: Haas Automation, Inc.

Mailing Address:
2800 Sturgis Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93030 US



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A Special Message from Haas Automation, Inc.

 

 


America’s Leading CNC Machine Tool Manufacturer

Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. The company also builds a variety of specialty machines, including 5-axis machining centers, mold making machining centers, toolroom machines, and gantry routers. Haas machine tools and rotary products are built to the exacting specifications of Gene Haas to deliver higher accuracy, repeatability, and durability than any other machine tools on the market.

Gene Haas founded Haas Automation, Inc., in 1983 to manufacture economical and reliable machine tools. The company entered the machine tool industry with the first-ever, fully automatic, programmable colletindexer – a device used to position parts for machining with very high accuracy. The Haas 5C collet indexer was a huge success, and over the next four years, the company expanded its product line to include a wide selection of fully programmable rotary tables, rotary indexers, and machine tool accessories.

In 1987, Haas Automation began developing its first vertical machining center (VMC), a machine designed to perform such machining operations as milling, drilling, tapping, and boring. This machine, the VF-1, was introduced at a cost that was competitive with machine tools from offshore manufacturers. Employing the latest equipment and procedures for close-tolerance manufacturing, the first VF-1 prototypes were completed in 1988 and introduced at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS '88) in Chicago, Illinois.

At that time, industry scholars and members of the trade press were skeptical that an American-made machining center could be sold for less than $50,000. Haas not only delivered on the price, but delivered the product as well, something other manufacturers often were unable to do. Today, the Haas VF-1 still sells for less than $50,000, and in most instances, a customer's machine can be delivered within just a few weeks of the initial order.  

To ensure accuracy, Haas produces all critical components in-house using dedicated state-of-the-art CNC machine tools. The company's 1-million-square-foot facility makes extensive use the latest lean manufacturing methods and just-in-time production practices to streamline production capabilities and reduce costs. This, combined with highly trained teams for electronics and mechanical assembly, allows Haas to control quality, cost, reliability, and availability. The resulting savings and increased qualityare passed on to the customer in the form of lower prices and better products.

Of the nearly 300 chip-making machine tools in the Haas machine shop, more than two-thirds are Haas machines – proof positive that the company believes in its own products. To increase production capacity and capability, new manufacturing equipment is added constantly, allowing Haas to produce more parts more efficiently, and further reduce the cost of Haas products to the end user.

Today, Haas manufactures four major productlines: vertical machining centers (VMCs), horizontal machining centers (HMCs), CNC lathes and rotary tables, as well as a number of large five-axis and specialty machines. All Haas products are manufactured at the company's expansive facility in Oxnard, California – the largest, most modern machine tool manufacturing operation in the United States.

 


Product Categories of Haas Automation, Inc.

  • Bar Feed Mechanisms
  • Boring Machines
  • Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
  • Indexers & Rotary Tables
  • Leasing & Financing Services
  • Milling Machines, Bed-Type
  • Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
  • Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
  • Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
  • Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
  • Universal Machining Centers
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

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As seen in MMS

Video: Tailstock Fundamentals
This video on tailstocks for lathes is equally valuable as an introduction for trainees or a refresher for existing operators.

Air in Your Favor
Blasting coolant through the spindle and out the end of the cutting tool is a great way to clear chips. Haas Automation’s Through-Tool Air Blast option can be an advantageous alternative.

Haas Becomes Official Supplier for Scuderia Ferrari
Haas Automation (Oxnard, California) has partnered with Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team as an official supplier.

From Media to Manufacturing
Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.

Clamping Options for Five-Axis Machining
In five-axis machining, the workholding has to get out of the way. The wrong choice of clamping risks collision and can obscure one of the principal benefits of a five-axis machine.

HSM Enables Five-Axis Simultaneous Operations
Haas Automation’s UMC-750SS universal machining center enables high-speed five-sided (3+2) and simultaneous five-axis operations.

Large Through-Bore Turning Center Handles Big Jobs
The ST-55 turning center from Haas Automation features twin-chuck capabilities, a high-torque spindle and a 12.5"- (318-mm) diameter through-bore.

Haas Automation Appoints European Director
The Belgium-based company has named a new managing director.

These Coolant Videos Are Cool
Haas Automation has created a series of educational videos on proper coolant maintenance. The mix of animated graphics and how-to demos is just right (just like the mix of coolant concentrate and water should be).

Job Shop in Sweden Installs Haas’s 150,000th Machine
The milestone machine—a dual-spindle turning center with a Y axis—was installed in a job shop halfway between Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Haas, Vincennes University Partner on Veteran Program
The CNC Machinist NOW program is designed to help U.S. military veterans gain skills and find employment in machining and manufacturing.

Machine Shops’ Most Important Needs Are Universal
Haas Automation describes its international strategy.In manufacturing, says a company leader, the most important factors are physical and economic considerations that are independent of nationality.

Get Ready for Growth
Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.

Video: CNC Machining for Prototyping
This protopying company has extensive 3D printing capability, but it considers CNC machining to be an effective prototyping resource.

Job Shop Thrives on Specialized Software
ABEN Machine Products reduced programming times by integrating five-axis machining with GibbsCAM software.

Another School “Real Shop” Example
Learn about a manufacturing education program that functions as a student-run machining business.

The Challenges of Machining Glass-Filled Plastics
Plastics reinforced with glass present more machining variables to manage than conventional metals. This shop has developed a process to overcome those challenges and has become more adroit at short-run work along the way.

Slideshow: Workshops for Warriors
The nonprofit organization provides skilled manufacturing training to recently discharged veterans.

Dual-Spindle Turning Center Provides Versatility
The Haas DS-30SSY turning center performs dual-spindle turning with Y axis, C axis and live tooling for done-in-one machining.

Videos

  • Video: "Technology Applied"—Adventure Episode

    For students considering a career in manufacturing: This virtual field trip to the biggest manufacturing event in North America shows the manufacturing technology used to make components for bikes, a jet boat and the Mars rover.