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  • Top 10 2017

    December 13, 2017: HAIMER Celebrates Another Year of Helping Move...

    It’s hard to believe the year 2017 is quickly moving into the past. The passing of an old year into the new is a traditional time to reflect on what we’ve learned in the past 12 months and maybe share a little wisdom of our own.

  • Uno Automatic Drive

    December 6, 2017: HAIMER’s UNO Automatic Drive: The Precision...

    With a fully automated measurement capability through the ability to create programmable macros, our automatic drive model is fully independent of the operator and can be used with minimal user expertise. This guarantees maximum time-savings and repeatability.

  • engines

    November 29, 2017: Balancing Tool Assemblies Saved Engine...

    What if you could save a quarter of a million dollars just by changing one thing in your production process? It’d be like winning the lottery, right? Well, that is exactly what happened to one of our customers, a major U.S. automotive engine production facility.

  • Section 179

    November 16, 2017: Section 179 + Promo = Early Xmas

    The Section 179 tax deduction means even more savings when you purchase or lease equipment in 2017. Those who qualify could write off the full purchase of HAIMER equipment.

  • 3D Sensor

    November 8, 2017: Top Ten Questions on 3D-Sensors

    Our 3D-Sensor edge finders are found in operation around the globe. If you already use them in your machines, you know their value firsthand. Still not sure? Let’s see if we can answer any questions you might have.

  • Duo-Lock

    October 30, 2017: HAIMER Canada Featured New Modular Interface...

    HAIMER had many products and technologies on display at CMTS 2017 including its new modular interface Duo-λock® for carbide cutting tool heads

  • K&G part

    October 23, 2017: K&G Manufacturing Co. Finds Better Balancing with...

    K&G Manufacturing Co., located just south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, has been in operation since 1937. You don’t keep your doors open for 80 years without learning a few things about the machining business. One lesson the company learned long ago is that balanced toolholder...

  • Uno Premium

    October 3, 2017: HAIMER’s UNO Premium - Our Most Popular Precision...

    Here’s a simple fact. Tool presetting equipment from HAIMER optimizes your machining processes from the ground up. Presetting improves productivity by reducing setup times, leads to increased tool life and greater process reliability in your production.

  • Assembly in Balancer

    September 8, 2017: Fact vs. Fiction: The Truth about Balancing

    There are a lot of myths about balancing out there that, if not refuted, can cost your operation a lot of lost time and money. In this article, we will address these misperceptions and offer a more factual view of best practices for balancing toolholder assemblies.

  • HAIMER TD1002

    August 25, 2017: PRICE REDUCTION: Start Balancing Today with the...

    You probably already know that balancing toolholder assemblies is money in the bank, right? Well, it has never been easier to start realizing higher productivity and profits with the HAIMER TD 1002 Balancing Machine. Already an amazing value, we’ve reduced the price to $25,000 to make it...

  • Live Chat Tool

    August 21, 2017: Top 10 Ways HAIMER’s Chat Tool Provides the...

    Have you ever wished you could just find the answers to questions about your HAIMER products right online? Well, our chat tool can make that wish come true. Located in the lower right hand corner of our website, the box that says, “Chat with us” will connect you to a HAIMER representative...

  • Custom Precision Part

    August 9, 2017: Imbalance - The Spindle Killer

    One of our favorite (and best) pieces of advice for customers is that balanced tool assemblies save time, reduce costs and increase tool life. Yes, we do say it a lot, but that’s only because we don’t want shops to learn the lesson the hard (and expensive) way.

  • PC Nano

    August 2, 2017: The HAIMER Power Clamp Nano: Same Great Features...

    Have you found it challenging to maintain accuracy with your current chucks or time consuming to change tools with existing shrink fit holders? If so, now is a great time to take a second look at HAIMER shrink fit holders and our Power Clamp Nano machine.

  • Wescast

    July 19, 2017: Shrinking Costs - Collet Vs. Shrink Case Study

    How do you increase productivity and reduce consumable tooling costs without changing anything about the cutting tool itself? That is the story of Wescast Industries Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of cast exhaust manifolds and turbocharger housings for passenger cars and light...

  • Industry 4.0 Execution

    July 13, 2017: Execution: Achieving Industry 4.0 in...

    In our last article, we looked at how improved process reliability is essential for achieving Industry 4.0 and listed four pre-machining best practices that make this possible. In this article, we look at each element and examine exactly how it pertains to process efficiency and...

  • UNO Smart

    July 6, 2017: HAIMER Microset UNO Smart: Incredible Value in an...

    The UNO Smart Presetter is a handy machine that is particularly well suited for measurements right on the shop floor. Featuring a small footprint, user-friendly operation and high precision, the UNO Smart comes with features you might not expect to find in this price range, giving it an...

  • HAIMER toolholder

    June 16, 2017: JD Machine Partners with HAIMER for Continuous...

    JD Machine, based in Ogden, Utah, has been providing its clients with high quality manufacturing services since 1979. You don’t stay in business that long without a corporate culture that stresses a daily effort to strengthen every facet of the business for better results.

  • Industry 4.0

    June 13, 2017: Theory: Achieving Industry 4.0 in Pre-machining...

    Industry 4.0 is all about the final realization of the “smart factory.” These operations have the capability to monitor and facilitate changes on the fly based upon data from any number of inputs. Realizing this next level of manufacturing output should be the goal of every shop, as it...

  • Capto

    June 7, 2017: HAIMER Expands CAPTO™ C6 Shrink Fit Chuck Line

    For even more productivity, we are happy to announce the expansion of our HAIMER CAPTO™ C6 Power Shrink product offering. These holders combine the CAPTO™ C6 interface with the high rigidity and vibration dampening of a HAIMER Power Shrink Chuck, which means added protection for the...

  • Save Money

    May 31, 2017: Three Best Practices to Save Money Before You...

    Are you getting the most value out of each machine and operator in your shop? What if we told you that by following three simple best practices, you can increase your profits by hundreds of dollars per machine, per day!? Here are some key facts:

  • Mini Shrink Group

    May 9, 2017: HAIMER Expands Mini Shrink Holder Line

    Our shrink line is growing. To ensure you have the right toolholder for every micro job, we have expanded our mini shrink toolholder line with new taper options and expanded size offerings.

  • Rollomatic

    April 25, 2017: Balancing - A Key Component for OSG USA

    One industry that certainly knows about the importance of quality, precision and productivity is the cutting tool industry. This incredibly competitive industry must balance (pun intended) demand for innovation with the challenge of producing cutting tools that are cost-effective for the...

  • Koss Aerospace Machinist

    April 5, 2017: Fast but Firm – Profile of Success: Koss Aerospace

    High speed machining with speeds of up to 50,000 rpm isn’t for everyone, but if your manufacturing requirements demand it, you need to invest in the right technologies to ensure success: a machine that can handle the speeds and tooling that won’t break off during machining.

  • Microset Presetter

    March 28, 2017: HAIMER Microset Tool Presetters: The Measurement...

    In the USA, time is the most expensive component of the manufacturing process. Tool set up prior to any job being run represents a significant amount of that time, which is why tool presetters represent a monetary savings for any shop, because they save time.

  • CoolFlash

    March 24, 2017: Examining the Myths of High Performance...

    As everyone knows, applying coolant while machining keeps the cutting tool edge cool and clears chips away from the cutting zone. While applying coolant through capabilities to a toolholder is beneficial, we want to highlight that having this feature does not make all toolholders suddenly...

  • Accurate Fishing

    March 15, 2017: Accurate Fishing Reels in the Business with...

    Accurate Fishing needed toolholders that offered extreme repeatability and the collet holders the company was using were not up to the task. Achieving perfect alignment with the center of their spindles was near impossible.

  • HSK-A63/80

    March 9, 2017: HAIMER Introduces Our New HSK-A63/80 Superior...

    Our latest solution includes our new line of HSK-A63/80 toolholders — made from the highest quality materials and developed to be at the top of their class for superior taper contact and rigidity, balance and concentricity, accuracy, and dependability. And unlike other companies, you...

  • HAIMER Power Collet Chuck with Safe-Lock

    February 20, 2017: Tool Security: The Correct Answer to Pullout,...

    As we suggested in the first article, gripping torque was accepted for years as one of the "Big Four" standards of toolholder effectiveness along with 1) rigidity, 2) accuracy, and 3) balance. We submit that instead of a comparative measurement scale such as gripping torque, “tool...

  • HAIMER holders

    February 14, 2017: HAIMER Shrink Fit Dramatically Reduces Costs for...

    Birdwell Machine, based in Redmond, Washington, is a family-owned manufacturer that turns out everything from one-off prototypes to large scale production runs for the aerospace and scientific industry segments. Jon Birdwell, son of founder Mike, manages the company along with Assistant...

  • Basic Mill

    February 9, 2017: HAIMER’s Basic Mill: Quality Reduced to the...

    How would you like to step up in quality without breaking the bank? Based on the needs we see in the industry every day, HAIMER has designed a product that gives you great value without sacrificing performance. We are proud to introduce our newest line of end mills – the Basic Mill.

  • HAIMER-DMG MORI

    January 27, 2017: HAIMER acquires DMG MORI Microset GmbH

    With the acquisition of the DMG MORI’s Microset Tool-Presetting Technology, the HAIMER Group, a family-run company with nearly 600 employees, complements its existing product portfolio of precision chucks, shrink fit machines, balance inspection machines and tool room management hardware.

  • evolution of lighting

    January 25, 2017: Gripping Torque: The Answer to the Wrong Question

    As machines for metalworking evolved, becoming faster and faster, the quest for what we call “tool security” has continued as well. As new forms of toolholders came into use, gripping torque continued to be the preferred method of judging and comparing different methods to keep tools in...

  • Custom Mold & Design

    January 17, 2017: Five Ways HAIMER Shrink Fit Technology Maximizes...

    When you pay millions of dollars for the CNC machines in your shop, don’t you want to receive maximum payback from your investment? Equipment that sits idle costs money; as does equipment intended to run lights-out, that can’t.

  • 2016 collage

    January 12, 2017: HAIMER Looks Back at a Year of Innovation and...

    What a year 2016 was! From our North American Headquarters Grand Opening to IMTS 2016, last year was full of memorable moments that rightly should be celebrated before we tackle the adventures that await us in 2017.

  • Power Clamp Nano

    December 7, 2016: Power Clamp Nano: Specialized for Smaller...

    Machining little parts often requires a more specialized approach to machining strategies. Do tighter tolerances and smaller tooling all translate to a more exacting working landscape? Let the HAIMER Power Clamp Nano be your shrink fit solution in the world of micro machining.

  • merrifield complex part

    November 29, 2016: Balancing Beyond G2.5 Nets Significant Benefits

    Most machinists know that balanced assemblies output better finishes, higher accuracy, improved tool life, reduced spindle wear and ultimately faster machining speeds. But for those guys really looking to optimize performance, the act of fine-balancing beyond standard balance...

  • Section 179 calculator

    November 21, 2016: Section 179 - Equipment Deduction

    Using a $75,000 equipment cost for a sample calculation shows how taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction can significantly lower the true cost of the equipment purchased, financed or leased. In the example, $75,000 in equipment purchased has a true cost of $48,750. That's $26,250...

  • Grip

    November 11, 2016: Gripping Torque: Is This the Right Way to Measure...

    The widespread belief in the machining industry is that gripping torque is the singular element that speaks for how secure a tool is in the toolholder. The theory is that the higher the torque, the less likely the tool will pull out. But is magnitude of gripping torque really the singular...

  • Duo-Lock

    November 3, 2016: Double the Metal Removal Rate with Duo-Lock™

    The continuing development of high-strength, lightweight materials such as Inconel and new aluminum and titanium alloys are great for manufacturers in industries like aerospace, defense, energy, and transportation. But the very toughness that makes them desirable for end-users can cause...

  • HSK-A100

    October 21, 2016: Aerospace Manufacturer Finds a Better Way to...

    While the use of pre-balanced toolholders is highly recommended, it does not guarantee full machine tool utilization. For example, what effects do the cutting tools or face mill cutters have on the total balance of the assembly? And what happens when you change tools between jobs?...

  • balance comparison

    October 11, 2016: Efficient Preventative Maintenance Starts with a...

    Any knowledgeable manufacturing manager will tell you that a balanced toolholder assembly unit is key to increasing productivity. It allows for higher speeds, increased cutting capacity and better surface finishes. But productivity aside, the impact of balance on preventative maintenance...

  • torque wrench

    October 6, 2016: Stop Guessing and Measure Precision with Torque...

    Smart move! You upgraded your shop with HAIMER Power Collet Chucks. But wait a minute. Are you still tightening your chucks by “feel” or struggling to teach new operators the proper torque limits to use on your various collet chucks? Ensuring every operator has the training and access to...

  • IMTS

    September 22, 2016: Top 5 Highlights from IMTS 2016

    It was a whirlwind week at IMTS 2016, with a record number of attendees passing through. From IMTStv cameos to HAIMER taxis, we at HAIMER have put together a list of our top five highlights from the week.

  • September 8, 2016: HAIMER’s Centro Coaxial Indicator: Fast –...

    The Centro Coaxial Indicator makes fast work of finding the exact center of bores and shafts with accuracy of 0.003 mm / 0.0001" (with the original HAIMER probe tips). No math necessary, simply rotate the probe tip inside or outside the desired feature and adjust until dial stops moving.

  • Dan Olson

    August 25, 2016: Toolholder System Empowers Workers, Boosts...

    How do you boost productivity in a highly competitive industry segment while improving the quality of life for your workforce? That’s the story of Skills Inc. (Auburn, WA), a company that is so unique it has two bottom lines—one financial and one social.

  • Laser marking

    August 4, 2016: It’s Not That Hard to Save a Lot of Money

    Even though the moldmaking industry identified the need to use balanced toolholders for its high-speed applications two decades ago, there is still some confusion about the benefits of running dynamically balanced assemblies. But looking at the dollars and cents makes the issue much...

  • Proherman Tools

    July 26, 2016: PROHERMAN TOOLS named SISAMEX’s Outstanding...

    HAIMER Mexico is proud to announce PROHERMAN TOOLS, S.A. de C.V. has been awarded Sisamex’s Outstanding Supplier 2015 award.

  • Zero Master 3D Sensor

    July 19, 2016: HAIMER’s Zero Master Hits the Bullseye for BH Tool

    BH Tool of Salt Lake City, UT uses many tools in its quest to achieve the highest possible quality and precision. But sometimes the most effective arrow in the quiver isn’t the most expensive, according to owner Bryan Haslam, who has discovered the perfect balance of high- and medium-tech...

  • HAIMER pull stud

    July 11, 2016: Quality Retention Knobs Are Vital For Safety And...

    You wouldn’t drive the family car on the highway with bald tires, would you? But in the shop, you’d be surprised how many machine tool operators use worn out or brittle retention knobs to hold toolholders in the spindle.

  • shrink fit machine

    July 6, 2016: Top 10 Reasons to Use HAIMER Shrink Fit Technology

    If you’re a machine shop owner, you’re interested in anything that gives you a competitive edge and contributes to your bottom line. Our shrink fit system dominates the high accuracy toolholder market, especially for mold and die operations. To see why, let’s take a look at the top ten...

  • Balancing presentation

    June 23, 2016: HAIMER USA Introduces HAIMER Competency Center...

    HAIMER USA recently launched its HAIMER Competence Center Partner (HCCP) program. HCCP is a partnership program which provides premier benefits to a select group of our most technical distributors. As a part of this program, the Partners must complete a comprehensive classroom and...

  • Tested Tool and Toolholders

    June 19, 2016: Why Balanced Toolholders Alone Will Not Increase...

    While the use of pre-balanced toolholders is highly recommended, it does not guarantee full machine tool utilization. For example, what effects do the cutting tools or face mills have on the total unbalance of the assembly? Measuring the balance of the entire toolholder assembly is...

  • Automotive Grill

    June 13, 2016: HAIMER Products Give SURKUT a Competitive...

    SURKUT Machine Technology Inc., a Canadian company servicing the tool and mold industry, prides itself on having the right equipment on hand for high-speed, high-precision machining. When it comes to tool holders, that means the HAIMER Power Clamp Comfort shrink fit machine and shrink fit...

  • HAIMER Cool Flash

    May 9, 2016: Maximize Cutting Efficiency with Our Cool Flash...

    Overheating cutting edges is a constant problem. The HAIMER Cool Flash system, based on the existing Cool Jet system for shrink fit holders, was designed to guarantee an optimal coolant supply, even at the highest RPM.

  • Balancing Using a Laser

    May 2, 2016: Balancing Act

    In MoldMaking Technology, Drew Strauchen, VP of Marketing and Business Development for HAIMER USA, describes how shops that balance all components of the tooling assembly can see better results.

  • HAIMER Grinding Wheel Pack

    April 8, 2016: Machine Wheel Pack Balancing Improves Cycle Times...

    Our extensive research and background in balancing technology has given us an in-depth understanding of the importance wheel pack balancing has in achieving consistent tolerances and faster cycle times.

  • March 18, 2016: The Power Clamp Mini: HAIMER Quality in a Small...

    For versatility and value, shops with fewer tool changes or tighter budget will find it hard to beat our Power Clamp Mini. This unit includes only the essentials, while still maintaining the quality and ease of use found in all of our shrink fit machines.

  • Napoleon Machine Shop

    March 4, 2016: Napoleon Machine “Destroys” Cycle Times with...

    Our chat with Kevin Febrey, president at Napoleon Machine, on the influence HAIMER equipment has had on his shop to “destroy” their cycle times and to get the most quality out of his older equipment.

  • HAIMER LaserMarking

    February 29, 2016: Out of Balance Toolholder Assemblies Hurt Your...

    The effect of unbalance is one of the simplest physics theories for anyone to visualize in everyday life, but it’s not always so evident when it comes to toolholders for milling applications.

  • ISO 26623 HAIMER CAPTO™ C6

    February 10, 2016: More Choices: Expanded Line of HAIMER CAPTO™ C6...

    Our first new offering is something many of you have requested – the standard HAIMER CAPTO™ C6 in now available in inch sizes in addition to the usual metric line. You can now select a toolholder that more precisely matches your particular job requirements.

  • Next Intent logo

    January 19, 2016: How HAIMER Helps Next Intent Build for Space...

    The moment you call Next Intent or land on their website, you’re greeted with their tagline: “We Build Really Cool Stuff!” Considering they manufacture for aerospace and space travel — even building all the wheels on the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers — we are inclined to agree. What they...

  • HAIMER 3D-Sensor

    January 12, 2016: 3D-Sensor New Generation Makes it Even Easier to...

    The 3D-Sensor New Generation builds on the success of the original. Its distinguishing features are improved mechanics, a compact and easy to grip casing and a large 1/100 mm dial gauge with two easy to read hands. These enhancements improve operations, eliminate restrictions to the...

  • Power Clamp Preset Closeup

    December 28, 2015: HAIMER’s Power Clamp Preset Delivers Ultra...

    All seasoned machinists know the fundamentals for productivity and quality output: A) Precise gauge length, B) set up speed, and C) consistency. However, some may still not know that the fastest way to incorporate all three elements into their daily work is with the HAIMER Power Clamp...

  • HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System

    November 22, 2015: Lock Out Creep with HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System

    It’s no secret that the key to high performance cutting (HPC) is keeping the cutting tool firmly in place. But even frictional clamping methods with extremely high clamping forces often can’t prevent micro creep from happening. The real problem is no one has figured out a better way to...

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