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11/20/2018

Hardinge Increases Capacity for Swiss-Type Workholding

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The company’s expanded product lines and improvements are said to have led to double digit year-over-year growth for its Swiss-type workholding products.

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Hardinge has announced the expansion of its Swiss-style collets and bushings production cell. This expansion in capacity is in turn expanding the company’s Swiss-type product line to include: 

  • Carbide-lined extended nose collets
  • Overgrip collets for all manufacturers
  • Bar loader collets
  • ER collets
  • Meehanite guide bushings
  • Adaptive guide bushings

Over the past several years, CNC Swiss-type lathes, predominant in medical and electronics applications, have become increasingly popular across a variety of other applications. Hardinge workholding is attempting to meet these increasing needs by expanding its Swiss product line.

In addition, Hardinge has continuously improved its manufacturing capabilities over the past year with advanced technologies. The company recently added a lapping machine to improve surface finishes, a new Usach grinder to improve accuracy and consistency, and additional equipment to increase capacity. Due to its focus on continuous improvement, Hardinge has achieved quicker delivery times by holding more inventory, improving manufacturing processes and converting key product lines to be considered stocked items.

, with sales up over 21 percent in 2017 and on pace for another growth year in 2018.

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