Haas Multigrind Relocates US Headquarters
Beginning August 1, 2020, the company’s new U.S. headquarters will be located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Haas Multigrind LLC, a provider of CNC grinding centers, has announced the relocation of its U.S. office from Indiana to Charlotte, North Carolina, effective August 1, 2020. The 6,500-square-foot facility includes office, classroom and conference space, a machine demonstration area and spare parts warehouse.
“This move represents an exciting development for Haas Multigrind, and it demonstrates our strong commitment to existing and prospective customers and strategic partners in the Americas,” says Harry Schorner, general manager. “We are pleased that the new location will enable us to better serve our customers, with better proximity to a major airport and better access to talent to fill key positions within the organization.”
Wire EDM units that swivel a horizontally guided electrode wire in a CNC-controlled E axis give this shop the workpiece clearance and flexibility to produce complex, high-precision PCD-tipped cutting tools.
Roughing and finishing on a single machine, using a single setup, has appeal for most shops. The advantages in time savings and accuracy are obvious. Eliminating the transport of workpieces between machines, as well as the setup for those secondary operations, is a boon for throughput. Critical features that need to maintain dimensional relationships can be much more reliably produced if machined complete in one clamping.
It sounds like a contradiction in terms-between centers and centerless grinding on one machine. But for some categories of workpieces, it's a viable production process that can yield machining time reductions of 45 percent over separate grinding operations.