Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER PRECISION™ and precision CNC Lathes, Milling Machines, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 70% of the 2009 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com
Five-Face VMCs Increase Capacity
Hardinge offers the GX 250 5F and GXR 320 5F Bridgeport five-face (4+1) vertical machining centers designed for increased capacity and performance.
Vulcanized Collet Systems for Quick Changeover
Hardinge’s 80-mm FlexC vulcanized collet system features collet chucks that mount directly to the machine spindle.
Collet Systems for CNC Lathes
The company will showcase its FlexC vulcanized collet systems, which are designed as a substitute for three-jaw chucks for use with CNC lathes.
Gang-Tool Turning Center for Medical Applications
The Hardinge Quest Super-Precision GT27 gang-tool turning center is designed for machining small diameters and tight-tolerance parts, such as those required for medical devices.
Turning, Grinding and Workholding for High-Precision Manufacturing
Hardinge offers two CNC turning centers and a Kellenberger Kel-Vista grinder, along with a presentation of workholding and rotary products.
Turning Center Provides a Rigid Machining Process
Hardinge’s T-51 MSY SP turning center provides a 2"-capacity, collet-ready main spindle to bring the cutting location closer to the spindle bearings.
Tidy Machining Cell
A compact cell designed by Gosiger Automation demonstrates the advantages of automated turning and inspection for long stretches of unattended operation.
Four CNC Turning Centers for Small- to Medium-Sized Workpieces
Hardinge has added four turning centers in its GS series: the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS.
Grinding Spindle Combinations Enable Machine Customization
The Hardinge Grinding Group offers the UltraGrind 2000 CNC grinding machine with 2-m capacity.
Hardinge Offers Broad Product Line, Machine Giveaway
Hardinge's booth features 13 milling turning and grinding machines—nearly double the number from two years ago.
Attendance Doubles for Hardinge Event
Hardinge welcomed more than 750 attendees to its machine tool technology show in Elmira, New York on June 6 and 7.
Worth the Trip
The Hardinge Machine Tool Show (HMTS) welcomed more than 750 visitors this year. Along with a vast lineup of Hardinge machines, more than 40 of its industry partners rounded out the trade-show atmosphere.
Fail-Safe Collet Block Secures Parts Despite Air Loss
Hardinge’s fail-safe 5C collet block features a spring design to keep parts clamped and maintain concentricity even if loss of air occurs during the machining process.
Hardinge Announces Second Annual Tech Show
Machine tool builder Hardinge will host the second annual Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS) June 6th and 7th at its corporate headquarters and technology center in Elmira, New York. The show will highlight the group’s leading brands, including Hardinge CNC lathes, workholding products, rotary products and turnkey systems; Bridgeport VMCs; and Kellenberger and Jones & Shipman grinding machines.
Hardinge Appoints New Board Chairman
Hardinge (Elmira, New York) has announced that its board of directors has elected Richard L.
Manufacturer Turns Inward for New Machine
The Hardinge Workholding Group needed a heavy-duty machine with a rigid structural design that could perform multiple operations. After scouring the market, the group found the right model closer to home than it expected.
Collets Support Swiss-Turning Applications
Hardinge’s Swiss-style collets are designed for precision machining of small parts suitable for the medical and aerospace industries.
Classic Knee Mill is Anniversary Gift
To honor the 70th anniversary of the founding of The Robert E. Morris Company, Hardinge Inc. presented a Bridgeport knee mill to Lee Morris and the Morris Group Inc. The connection between the two companies is even longer standing.
Precision Turning Center for Complex Multitasking
The T‐42 turning center is designed for two-axis high precision machining or complex multitasking operations that require a high level of precision, delicate part handling and parts made complete in a single setup.
Jones & Shipman Joins Hardinge Group
Kellenberger & Co.
Hardinge Revamps Distributor Network
Hardinge (Elmira, New York) has announced that three distributors—Gosiger, Hartwig and Morris Group—will have exclusive sales and support responsibilities for its products throughout the United States.
Variety Of Machines On Display
The Hardinge Group showcases its GS 51A horizontal turning center, a compact high-productivity lathe that is equipped with integrated automation. The machine features a collet-ready spindle that delivers exacting part roundness and tight tolerances on each workpiece, the company says.
Turning Center Aids Transition To Production Work
To migrate from prototyping and one-off work to higher-volume jobs, Elmira, New York-based IDM needed more capability than its manual machines and older CNCs could provide. With the ability to complete parts in one setup and perform work that previously required multiple machines, the Hardinge SR-MSY multi-axis turning center was key to the shop’s competitiveness.
High-Performance Turning Center Built For Rigidity
The Quest CHNC turning center is available with either a 27-mm, 5C or a 42-mm, 16C collet-ready spindle. The machine is designed for high accuracy and quick job changeover to meet the demands of the medical, aerospace, defense and computer/electronics industries. This design configuration allows the use of top plates and tooling used on thousands of previous-generation CHNC machine installations worldwide.
Lathe Incorporates Electronic Servo Motor, Threading Computer
The Hardinge Group has replaced the mechanical gearbox in the HLV toolroom lathe with an electronic servomotor and threading computer. This is said to both eliminate the need to purchase gears for different inch or metric threads and to ease left-hand threading. Thread range is 0.
Turning Center with Collet-Ready Spindle
The RS 51 MSY turning center with live tooling, C axis, Y axis and subspindle offers exceptional vibration control, thermal stability and accuracy, the company says. The turning center has a collet-ready spindle that uses a range of the company’s precision workholding devices and is designed to be hard-turning and hard-milling machine that economically produces complex hardened parts in a single setup. All RS Series models (RS 42, RS 51 and RS 65) feature the Eppinger Self Alignment (ESA) top-plate tooling system, allowing highly accurate tool positioning and directing cutting forces to the machine base, the company says.
Large Spindle, Big Bore Turning Center
The SR 200 BB (Big Bore) high-performance multi-tasking turning center from Hardinge offers users a combination of performance features that include speed, power, accuracy and durability. This heavy-duty turning center features a Hardinge Sure-Grip lever type 250mm (10") three-jaw chuck as standard equipment. The S
A Tool Turret Tailored For The Task (Of Multitasking)
When Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, New York) designed its new "flagship" line of multitasking CNC turning centers, it paid particular attention to the turret tooling top plate.
Tightening Inventory And Setups
Producing three models of spray guns with differing machining requirements translated to 2 1/2 -day-long setups, not to mention the additional stress of not being able to keep up with production. All of that changed for the better, however, when a Columbus, Ohio industrial equipment manufacturer investigated alternate workholding products. Using a twin-station vise with machinable soft jaws, Rimrock Corporation eliminated continual refixturing while improving cycle times by 60 percent and reducing actual manned labor hours-to the tune of 50 percent.
PC-Based Surface Grinders Make Their Mark
A more effective approach to grinding complex profiles enables this shop to help its U.S. customers compete globally.
Alternate Gripping Methods For Grinding Machines
Are you using your grinding machine to its full job capacity? Machine operators don't often think past centers, arbors, fixtures and magnetic chucks. Many shops are still doing second operation work when they could be set up to finish parts complete with an alternate workholding method. Here are several suggestions for additional or improved gripping solutions.
Cryogenic Hard Turning
Liquid nitrogen insert cooling extends insert life and allows greater use of low-cost ceramic inserts for hard turning operations.
Hard Turning Might Not Be As Hard As You Think
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.
New 'Ways' For Hard Turning
This company went to work to improve the surface finish and tool life in hard turning applications.
Machine Shop Hikes Productivity By 'Turning Lathe On End'
Midwest Screw Products is a contract manufacturing operation for the aerospace, computer, medical, electronics, energy, telecommunications and fluid process industries.
Dynamic Thermal Comp Keeps Things Cool
All materials are affected by temperature deviations. While the rate and degree of change varies from material to material, demand for tighter tolerances means that thermal compensation is increasingly finding its way into general manufacturing.
Turning Turned On End
Inverted-spindle vertical turning machines take on horizontal chuckers for turning cell applications.
For Unattended Machining, Attend To Pre-Process
Efficient use of labor is a primary goal of unattended machining. To successfully reduce process intervention, all of the manufacturing disciplines must participate. Accomplishing this requires detailed pre-process planning, which is the key to optimizing machine, material and manpower resources.
Banking On A Swiss-Type
To shops used to conventional turning, the CNC Swiss-type is a strange sort of lathe. But for the right jobs, the machine is worth both the price and the learning curve.
Endworking Turret Cuts Cycle Time
Standard procedure for shaft work at job shop Grand Haven Steel Products was historically to soft turn, send the parts out for hardening, and then grind to the final tolerance.
Off-Line Programming System Cuts Programming Time 50 Percent
Find out how this Missouri shop increased shop production volume by 50 percent, eliminated bottlenecks, and improved delivery times by installing a programming work cell.
Manufacturer Increases Productivity More Than 300 Percent With CNC
Mac Stripers wants to leave its mark on the world. After ten years in business, the manufacturer of road-striping equipment reports $2 million in sales and is looking to double its 12,000 square-foot facility.