Haas is a widely known brand in machinery that has four major product lines it manufactures : vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and rotary tables. All of the products at Haas are manufactured in Oxnard, California in an expansive facility, which is the largest modern machine tool manufacturer in the United States. That’s impressive considering they only began in 1983. Haas gives a glimpse of their beginnings on their site.
“Gene Haas founded Haas Automation, Inc., in 1983 to manufacture economical and reliable machine tools. The company entered the machine tool industry with the first-ever, fully automatic, programmable collet indexer – a device used to position parts for machining with very high accuracy. The patented Haas 5C collet indexer was a huge success, and over the next four years, the company expanded its product line to include a wide selection of fully programmable rotary tables, rotary indexers, and machine tool accessories.” (Haas Website)
They decided in 1987 to develop their first vertical machining center to perform operations like drilling, tapping, and boring. They were able to manufacture a machine that had costs competitive to their overseas counterpart. In 1988 they had completed the prototypes. They were met with skepticism that a machine made in American could be sold for less than $50k. Haas delivered on their word and were able to meet demand to much success.
HGR frequently has Haas machines in stock. As of June 3, 2020 there are 36 listed while searching under the manufacturer tag, Haas, or using the the search bar to type it in. Different models like the VF-1, VF-0, TM-1, and more. Make sure you browse here to see if there is anything you may be able to add hat helps take your business to the next level. If you don’t see something, it may be the next day you do. HGR gets in hundreds of items daily, and you never know what will come in next!