HAAS AUTOMATION INC.

Prototyping is the Path from Tooling to Production Work

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

As a new owner takes over a tooling shop, he must balance the company’s foundation with his goal of expanding the shop’s capacity to also take on production work.

New Horizons with a New Horizontal Machining Center

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

A sudden surge in orders for a part used in COVID diagnostic equipment forced CBM Industries to quickly adapt to its first horizontal machining center, including the challenges of fixturing and lights-out machining.

HTEC Video Describes Manufacturing Opportunities


The Haas Technical Education Center posted this video promoting manufacturing and metalworking careers to students who might be the machinists, programmers and manufacturing business leaders of tomorrow. 
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Haas Partners with Louisiana Community College System

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

The partnership will bring Haas five-axis universal machining centers to 12 Louisiana community and technical colleges, upskilling the state’s manufacturing workforce.

Mastercam, Haas Partner with American Precision Museum

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

Mastercam applications engineers designed and machined a scaled-down version of the waterwheel originally used to power the factory that now houses the American Precision Museum. 

Machine Shop Scale-Up Mirrors Past Success

By: Matt Danford - Modern Machine Shop

An aerospace manufacturer doubles down on a subset of work and a knack for turning shopfloor problem solving into marketable new products.
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Growing a Job Shop into a Full-Service Manufacturer

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

By maximizing employee satisfaction, adding fabrication and other services, and always keeping open machine capacity, Square Deal has grown from a seven-person job shop to a full-service manufacturer that employs hundreds.

CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for 3D Printing

By: Brent Donaldson - Modern Machine Shop

As the additive manufacturing company 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing prepares for production, it has one critical advantage over the competition: a standalone CNC machine shop.

Lean Manufacturing Means Taking Nothing for Granted

By: Brent Donaldson - Modern Machine Shop

As foreign competition undercut Valtech Corp.'s business throughout the aughts, the company had a choice to make: Switch production to CNC machining for one of its products, or abandon the product line. Starting from scratch with older machine tools has helped the company scrutinize each step of its processes.
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At Purdue University, Emergency Production of PPE and Ventilator Fittings

By: Brent Donaldson - Modern Machine Shop

After campus had largely shut down, several labs and departments at the venerated engineering school organized with local hospitals to manufacture critical parts needed to fight the coronavirus.
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