Take a second to look around you. Do you realize that pretty much everything in that room you’re sitting in has been manufactured? That chair you’re sitting in, that computer you’re staring at, every little component had to go through a manufacturing process. Every year that goes by, the manufacturing processes get more and more advanced. Enter CNC Machining. Our bread and butter. If you know anything about manufacturing, you’ve probably heard about Haas CNC, the company that brought computerized numerical machining to the forefront of the industry.
In 1983, Gene Haas and Haas CNC entered the machine tool industry with the very first, fully automatic, programmable collet indexer, and ended up changing the game. In 1987, Haas CNC developed its first Vertical Machining Center (VMC), and from then on they began pumping out more and more new machinery at inexpensive prices, when nobody in the industry thought it was going to be possible. At the time, most people in the industry were skeptical that a machining center could be sold for less than $50,000, but Haas found a way to do it, and still to this day, Haas’ VF-1 machining center is sold for under $50,000.
Today, Haas CNC is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, 5-axis CNC horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. It’ll be pretty amazing to see the machines and ideas that Haas comes out within the next 10 to 20 years to help American manufacturing.