6/2/2016

Inside Haimer’s Expanded North American Headquarters

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The company’s shrink-fit, balancing and tooling technologies are on display in a new 25,000 square-foot facility.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon
�

Haimer’s 25,000-square-foot facility includes a training and demo area for the company’s range of shrink-fit, balancing and tooling technology.

Recently, I got to visit Haimer’s newly expanded North American headquarters in Villa Park, Illinois. The company’s facility has grown from 9,000 to 25,000 square feet where it maintains $5.5 million in inventory for its range of tool holders, shrink fit machines, balancing machines, 3D-sensors and cutting tools.

�

This area I call a tool room for lean manufacturers.

The expansion includes new training area for customers and distributors as well as a showroom/demo area with high-speed VMC. The company also has a five-axis tool grinding machine and extends its German hospitality to visitors with a large reception area and 25-foot-long bar.

�

The tool holder lights above the 25-foot-long hospitality bar were a nice touch.

As I toured the facility, I called to mind a number of articles we’ve written about the company’s tooling technology. For example:

RELATED CONTENT

  • Be Kind To To Your Collets

    Collet toolholders are too important to the machining process to use them incorrectly. Follow this simple advice.  

  • Too Small To Touch

    Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.

  • The Knob Problem

    The retention knob is an unmistakably critical component of the machining process. However, the tightening of the knob itself can lead to the toolholder not seating securely in the machine. You may be losing tool life to knob tightness without even knowing it.

Related Topics

Resources