March 07, 2017 by erikamcpherson

The History of Haas Machines

Here at Machine Tool Bids, we have big respect for Haas. As one of the top machine tools manufacturers in the world, it delivers more standard features, high-tech innovations, and solid engineering than any other CNC manufacturer – and at better prices. 

Haas offers an American-made, full product line for all your machining needs. And high-quality Haas machines are engineered for simple maintenance, easy set up, and low-cost operation.


History of Haas Automation

Gene F. Haas founded Haas Automation in 1983 to manufacture machine tool accessory tooling. The company entered the machine tool industry with the first fully automatic, programmable collet indexer. Over the next four years, the company expanded its product line to include fully programmable rotary tables, rotary indexers, and machine tool accessories.

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In 1987, the company began developing its first vertical machining center (VMC), the Haas VF-1, a machine designed to perform operations such as milling, drilling, tapping, and boring. The first VF-1 prototypes were completed in 1988, and introduced at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.  

The VF-1 is still on the market today, and remains one of the most popular small VMCs available.  If you need something a bit bigger, the VF line extends all the way up to the massive VF-12, which features a massive 150" X-axis.  Haas also manufactures horizontal machining centers, CNC Lathes, and continues to make the high quality rotary tables and accessories that originally gained the company a foothold in the industry.

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