Haas Automation, Inc.

2800 Sturgis Road

Oxnard, CA 93030 US

America’s Leading CNC Machine Tool Manufacturer

Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. The company also builds a variety of specialty machines, including 5-axis machining centers, mold making machining centers, toolroom machines, and gantry routers. Haas machine tools and rotary products are built to the exacting specifications of Gene Haas to deliver higher accuracy, repeatability, and durability than any other machine tools on the market.

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 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.

In 1987, Haas Automation began developing its first vertical machining center (VMC), a machine designed to perform such machining operations as milling, drilling, tapping, and boring. This machine, the VF-1, was introduced at a cost that was competitive with machine tools from offshore manufacturers. Employing the latest equipment and procedures for close-tolerance manufacturing, the first VF-1 prototypes were completed in 1988 and introduced at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS '88) in Chicago, Illinois.

At that time, industry scholars and members of the trade press were skeptical that an American-made machining center could be sold for less than $50,000. Haas not only delivered on the price, but delivered the product as well, something other manufacturers often were unable to do. Today, the Haas VF-1 still sells for less than $50,000, and in most instances, a customer's machine can be delivered within just a few weeks of the initial order.  

To ensure accuracy, Haas produces all critical components in-house using dedicated state-of-the-art CNC machine tools. The company's 1-million-square-foot facility makes extensive use the latest lean manufacturing methods and just-in-time production practices to streamline production capabilities and reduce costs. This, combined with highly trained teams for electronics and mechanical assembly, allows Haas to control quality, cost, reliability, and availability. The resulting savings and increased quality are passed on to the customer in the form of lower prices and better products.

Of the nearly 300 chip-making machine tools in the Haas machine shop, more than two-thirds are Haas machines – proof positive that the company believes in its own products. To increase production capacity and capability, new manufacturing equipment is added constantly, allowing Haas to produce more parts more efficiently, and further reduce the cost of Haas products to the end user.

Today, Haas manufactures four major product lines: vertical machining centers (VMCs), horizontal machining centers (HMCs), CNC lathes and rotary tables, as well as a number of large five-axis and specialty machines. All Haas products are manufactured at the company's expansive facility in Oxnard, California – the largest, most modern machine tool manufacturing operation in the United States.

 

 

As Seen In Production Machining

students holding large check representing grant award

Community College Manufacturing Program Receives $10K Grant
Quinsigamond Community College recently received a $10,000 Gene Haas Foundation Grant.

Haas shop employees

Haas Automation Installs its 200,000th Machine
Haas Automation Inc. installed the 200,000th Haas CNC machine.

Haas Automation Commemorates 30 Years of the VF-1
Haas Automation will commemorate 30 years of the VF-1 with a year-long Very First campaign, with the campaign culminating at IMTS 2018 in Chicago.

Shop Evolves its Manufacturing with Vertical Machining Center
Clippard Instrument Laboratory initially used two Haas VF2 VMCs to perform secondary operations. With these milling capabilities, the company started doing more in-house custom work with larger manifolds, which traditionally the customer would make for themselves. 

BMT turret

Haas BMT Turret Features Heimatec Live Tools
Heimatec’s line of tooling available for the Haas BMT turret includes multi-spindle, adjustable angle, and speed multipliers.

Len Zaiser III and IV

Locked and Loaded for Further Growth in Firearms Production
Even with a strong and varied manufacturing background, it wasn’t until a few years ago that this father and son team found its way into the manufacture of weaponry components. Nonetheless, business is booming.

CL-1

CL-1 CNC Chucker Lathe Produces Small, Precision Parts
Haas Automation Inc.’s CL-1 is an ultra-compact CNC chucker lathe that comes standard with an eight-station automatic turret and can produce small, precision parts, such as those found in the communications, aerospace, medical, and dental industries.

Precision Tooling Catalog Details Tool Line
Heimatec has a range of live tools, with more than 40,000 designs in its database. In addition to live tooling, Heimatec’s 24-page catalog also features the U-tec changing system, HT Quick Change, angle heads, multiple spindles and static tools.

VBX-160

Flexible Automation on a VMC
Robot loading and unloading of the workholding that is used in the machining center facilitates the ability to change jobs during an unattended run.

Haas Expands its Line of Drill/Tap/Mill Centers
Haas has now expanded its machining center line with a pair of high-speed, lean-style machining centers.

MC Machinery Appoints Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Machining Division
MC Machinery Systems Inc. has hired Kevin Piedimonte for the position of northeast regional sales manager, machining.

Bar Feeder Automates Part Production
Designed to boost productivity through streamlined operation, Haas Automation's latest bar feeder model is built for use with Haas ST-10 through ST-35 and DS series CNC turning centers.

Haas Bar Feeder Makes Bar Change-Overs Easy
The Haas bar feeder, which is designed to provide a more simplified and affordable way to automate part production on Haas turning centers, features a re-engineered, heavy duty, yet compact, design that boosts productivity and streamlines turning operations, according to the company.

Haas Automation DT-1

Tapping Center Supports High-Speed Machining
Haas Automation offers its DT-1 drilling/tapping center with a 20,000-rpm, inline direct-drive spindle, enabling operators to run higher feed rates for small tools and high-speed machining operations.

Haas Bar Feeder Features Re-Engineered Design
The Haas bar feeder, which provides a simple way to automate part production on Haas turning centers, features a re-engineered, heavy-duty—yet still compact—design that boosts productivity and streamlines turning operations, the company says.

Happy Days at Haas
The Haas Tech open house 4-day event drew 3,300 visitors from North America and 48 countries with more than 330 students.

Small-Footprint Lathe Provides Maximum Capacity
The Haas ST-10 CNC lathe has a small footprint, yet provides a maximum capacity of 14" × 14", with a 16.25" swing over the cross slide.

HaasTec Open House Includes Machine Demos and Factory Tours
HaasTec 2015, scheduled for March 17 through 20, will include machine demos, factory tours, a catered lunch, and more.

ST-55 Turning Center.

Large Through-Bore Turning Center Handles Big Jobs
The ST-55 turning center from Haas Automation features twin-chuck capabilities, a high-torque spindle and a 12.5"- (318-mm) diameter through-bore.

Hitting the Target with Creative Workholding
While growth has been steady in its Swiss operations, this archery equipment supplier’s most drastic improvements have come at the hands of the workholding systems on its VMCs.

Multi-DNC Supports Haas Machine Data Collection
Multi-DNC supports the Haas Machine Data Collection (MDC) feature by providing networking, DNC communications, machine monitoring and reporting, all from a single platform.

Product Categories of Haas Automation, Inc.

Bar Feed Mechanisms
Boring Machines
Dividing & Indexing Heads
Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Indexers & Rotary Tables
Leasing & Financing Services
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Graphite
Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Nano & Micro Machining Equipment
Printers/Plotters/Drafting Machines
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis