Haas Automation, Inc.
2800 Sturgis Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93030 US
A Message from Haas Automation, Inc.
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Haas Collaborates in Arkansas Manufacturing Education Program
The program, taking place on college campuses, is focused on seventh through ninth grades.
Dual-Axis Rotary Table for Five-Axis Machining
The TRT70 dual-axis rotary table from Haas Automation delivers high speed and accurate positioning for 3+2 and full five-axis machining of small, complex parts.
Edge Factor Partners with Haas Automation to Film Virtual Field Trip, Career Profile Videos
The videos are part of the media team’s broader STEM education efforts.
Limiting the Lubrication with MQL
A Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) system allows operators to drill holes, tap holes, cut molds and machine metal with little or no coolant.
Haas Formula One Team Unveils Race Car
The car’s colors match those of Haas machining centers.
Making the Move to Five-Axis
After the recession, Vineburg Machining Inc. started taking on challenging medical work, which meant taking up five-axis machining. Machinery from Haas helped cut scrap, reduce processing time and improve quality.
Video: Chatter Control in Turning through Spindle Speed Variation
Instead of running at a consistent speed, a CNC parameter enables the lathe’s spindle speed to automatically cycle up and down through a range. The process, therefore, spends only an instant at any problematic speed.
New Vincennes University Education Center Unveiled
Take a look inside the new Vincennes University Gene Haas Training and Education Center, which offers CNC courses for veterans and the under-employed.
December 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining centers.
Haas Automation Announces Official Formula One Team
The Haas Formula One team is said to be the first American-led F-1 team in 30 years.
Redesigned Mini VMC Includes Features for Ease of Use
Haas has redesigned its Mini Mill small-footprint VMCs with a focus on improving ease of use and operator productivity.
Compact, Big-Bore Turning Center Provides 2.5" Bar Capacity
Haas Automation has expanded its line of big-bore turning centers with the smaller ST-15 model designed to provide more bar capacity without the space requirements of a larger-footprint lathe.
Tapping Center Supports High-Speed Machining
Haas Automation offers its DT-1 drilling/tapping center with a 20,000-rpm, inline direct-drive spindle, enabling operators to run higher feed rates for small tools and high-speed machining operations.
Reengineered Bar Feeder Connects Directly to Lathe Control
Haas’s reengineered bar feeder is designed to provide a simpler and more affordable way to automate part production on the company’s compact turning centers.
NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation Partner to Award Merit-Based Scholarships
The SkillsUSA Scholarship Program will award funds to students competing in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in June 2015.
Compact VMC Designed for Moldmakers
Designed for the moldmaking, tool and die, and medical industries, the compact VM-2 vertical machining center from Haas Automation provides accuracy, rigidity and thermal stability required for high-precision work.
In-House CNCs Help Automotive Shop Gain Manufacturing Control
By investing in two advanced CNC machine tools from Haas Automation Inc. and bringing chip-making in house, Neal Technologies was able to grow its business.
Challenge Machine continues to add high-speed equipment for the increasing amount of micromachining work it is performing. Here are some lessons it has learned along the way, using tools as small as 0.001 inch in diameter.
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.