320 Premier Court, Suite 205

Franklin, TN 37067 US


A Message from HORN USA, Inc.

As Seen In Production Machining

world map

Horn USA Commits to Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
By moving manufacturing operations closer to the people who use the product, Horn has proven its commitment to the simple philosophy of “think globally, act locally.”


Horn Swiss-Lathes Includes Stable Quick-Change System
PMTS 2019: Horn is focused on equipping Swiss-type lathes with a precise, repeatable and stable quick-change system.

VDMA members

2019 German Precision Tool Industry Outlook is Positive Amid Uncertainty
Despite geopolitical economic uncertainty, the German VDMA Precision Tools Association is projecting growth in precision tool consumption.  

Threaded bone taps

Giving New Methods of Thread Cutting a Whirl
Two new forms of thread whirling promise to make the thread cutting process more efficient.

Horn booth

Growing for 20 Years, and It Shows
The previous 50 × 50-foot booth that Horn USA occupied since 2008 is now 50 × 100 feet at this year’s IMTS.

Janie Hughes headshot

Emerging Leader Janie Hughes Works to Bridge the Industry’s Generational Gap
Meet Janie Hughes, quality specialist at Horn USA. She has been nominated and chosen as one of Production Machining’s 2018 Emerging Leaders—a young professional making strides as a leader in the industry.

Making Chips

The Fundamentals of Chip Control
Having strategies in place for managing chips is an important part of protecting the production process, from tool life to product quality.

Challenging Factors in Turning Tightly Toleranced Parts
This shop produces 100 housing covers made of high-tensile aluminum every year, and has reinvented and improved its machining processes in order to face the challenge of thin walls. 

Supermini 105

Turning Thin-Walled Aerospace Parts
To produce extremely small, complex, tightly toleranced, thin-walled precision components made of difficult-to-machine materials, such as high-tensile aluminum housing covers, Herrmann CNC-Drehtechnik is reinventing and improving its machining processes.

Bone taps

Two New Twists on Thread Whirling
Thread whirling as a metalworking process dates to the 1940s. Recently, developments in production speeds, based on this increasingly popular process, are impacting thread manufacturers.

Paul Horn exterior building

Paul Horn Facility Showcases its Expertise
Paul Horn GmbH’s facility in Tübingen, Germany, is impressive not only because of its cleanliness, but the size of the campus and the company’s fast growth from year to year.

Horn workers huddle around laptop computer

Training Through German Eyes: Not What You Expect
HORN pays strict attention to assure the people that the company understands the importance of, and are capable of, working with others. Its focus is on using the strengths of each person for the benefit of the whole.

mono-crystalline diamond-milled part

Technology or People?
In your shop, do your people operate your machines? What impressed me the most was the implicit, built-in assumptions at HORN that it was the people leading the machine tools, rather than the machine tools leading the people.

Paul Horn Keeps Moving Forward
Since I visited Horn in Germany two years ago, it has doubled its production floor with an investment of 70 million Euros.

PMPA Chapter Meeting Covers Threading
The PMPA Indiana/Southern Ohio Chapter meeting on November 15 covered “All Things Threading,” with presentations from Horn USA and LMT Tools (Fette), and included live threading demonstrations on the Technical Equipment's showroom floor.

Take This Tool for a Spin
Turbo whirling is a newly developed process from Horn USA that optimizes machining during thread whirling, boosting both productivity and cost-effectiveness.

A Grand Event in Grand Rapids
The 2016 PMPA National Technical Conference provided three days of powerful sessions to hundreds of attendees eager to support their industry and improve their own business acumen.

Cutting into the Workforce Shortage
On Manufacturing Day, which was October 2 this year, students from Williamson County, Tennessee, toured multiple manufacturing facilities, one being Horn USA, to obtain a firsthand look at local career opportunities.

Horn Opens Subsidiary in Mexico in 2016
Developments in the southern United States and a positive work ethic among the population are what has made Mexico so strategically important to Horn's position on the global market.

David Parker

The Transition to No-Lead Brass
Adjustments to feeds and speeds, coolant, tooling and scrap management all play a significant role in allowing a productive switch to unleaded brass.

Supermini Type 105 Carbide Inserts for Hard Machining
The Supermini type 105 tool system from Horn performs demanding tasks involving bore diameters between 0.2 mm (0.008") and 6 mm (0.236"), with more than 1,000 versions of the carbide insert that fit one toolholder.

Product Categories of HORN USA, Inc.

Arbors (for Cutters)
Boring Tools
Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Broaching Tools
Burnishing Tools (Roller)
Chamfering Tools
Collets for Toolholding
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
End Mills
Facing Tools/Heads
Form Tools
Gear Cutting Tools
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Key Seating Tools
Milling Cutters
Slotting Saws
Thread Milling Cutters
Thread Whirling Attachments
Thread Whirling Tools
Threading Tools
Threading Tools - Cutting
Tool Blanks
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change
Turning Attachments

Trade Names

3-Peat (Grooving)
Centro P (Precision ER System)
DA System
DM System
DS System
GPS (Groove, Part-Off, Side Tu
Mini (Internal Groove)