At present, the U.S. machine tool manufacturing industry is still in the leading position in the world in terms of efficient automatic machine tools, automatic production lines, NC machine tools, FMS and other machine technology and industrial production.
Mainly in the Midwestern and Northeastern states, the main consumer users are automotive manufacturing, aviation industry, construction and medical equipment manufacturing, among others.
Here are a few of the most powerful American machine tool brands currently.
MAG is the world’s leading machine tool and automation systems company, providing customers with a complete range of tailor-made machining solutions for the durable goods industry.
The company has many well-known brands: Berliner, Cincinnati, Krauss Wheelock, Axelrod, Fado, Giddings-Lewis, Heatherup, Hönsberg, Wheelock Pleasure and Witsch Frank.
MAG is an outstanding supplier with a reputation for perfect process technology and tailor-made production solutions based on this.
It is widely used in aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, oilfield, rail transportation, solar energy, fan production and general processing industries.
MAG has set up numerous production and technical support facilities around the world with a wide range of product lines and technologies, including turning, milling, hobbing, grinding, honing, system integration, composite machining, maintenance, industrial control systems and software, tools and oils, core components, etc.
As the world’s leading supplier of production line systems, MAG is committed to providing customers with complete processing solutions tailored to their needs for high volume production of various engine components.
Based on a detailed and in-depth analysis of the entire manufacturing chain, we can provide a complete solution to help our customers increase overall productivity, improve efficiency and reduce overall production costs.
MAG has successfully supplied Ford with the world’s largest cylinder head line. The line includes two agile machining systems with an annual capacity of 1.3 million aluminum cylinder heads (roughing and finishing).
The set consists of 54 SPECHT high efficiency CNC machining centers, which complete the initial machining processes including milling of the positioning surface, drilling for transport and clamping, and drilling of the main oil channel.
The second set consists of four systems with 172 SPECHT machining centers for finishing.
The connection between the machine and the processing unit is made with truss robots and rollers, and the assembly auxiliary, washing machines and measuring and inspection devices are integrated in the flexible production.
Haas Automation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of CNC machine tools, with the world’s only manufacturing facility located in Oxnard, California, covering over 100,000 square meters.
The annual production of Haas CNC machines has reached more than 12,500 units in 2006.
When Mr.GeneHaas first introduced the Haas VF-1 vertical machining center, he set the industry standard for high-quality, high-value CNC processes.
No matter what your needs are today, there is always a Haas vertical machining center that can meet them.
The Haas machine range runs from small office milling machines to large VS-3s, with approximately 60 models to choose from.
Haas vertical machining centers are equipped with high-performance vector-driven spindles with high-torque brushless servo motors on all axes and robust casting structures.
The machines are available in a wide range of configurations: 40- and 50-tapered gear-driven models for high torque, heavy-duty cutting, and SS models (with direct-drive coaxial spindles) for demanding high-speed machining.
The Haas TM series of CNC tool milling machines are reasonably priced and are the first choice for the transition from manual to CNC machining.
Standard features of the series include Haas’ patented intuitive programming system, which makes it easy to set up, machine, etc operations – even without knowing the G code.
Each Haas machine delivers the features and performance you need – so it will be the perfect investment for you, giving you unimaginable utility, flexibility and high throughput.
Founded in 1865, Gleason is a global leader in gear technology.
Products and services include machine tools, gear finishing and inspection, plus global technical support, supply of cutting tools, fixtures, spare parts replacement, field service, application development services, gear design and inspection software, project training, engineering support, machine tool rebuild and upgrade services.
The Gleason plant was originally located at Brown’sRace, bordering the Genesee River, when all the local industrial plants were clustered along its banks.
Today, the site is known as HighFalls and has become a neighborhood of historic significance.
In 1904, Gleason settled on University Avenue, and the first building was completed in 1905.
By 1911, business was growing and the Brown’sRace facility was no longer able to keep up with production, so the company decided to move all of its facilities to what is now known as the 1000 block of University Avenue.
Today, Gleason is focused on operating a business that is primarily responsible for the design, manufacture and sale of bevel gear and cylindrical machine tool equipment.
The company produces a complete range of bevel gear machines and tools. Bevel gears can change the angle at which forces are driven, say from the active axle of a vehicle to the rear axle.
Meanwhile, the company also manufactures cylindrical gear machines and tools.
Cylindrical gears transmit power in a straight line and it has a wide range of applications, such as transmissions for front-wheel drive vehicles.
The company’s main customers are in the auto and truck industry, which accounts for three quarters of the company’s annual revenue.
Other clients come from aerospace, construction, agriculture and marine.
The company’s markets are global: each year, two-thirds of its turnover comes from outside the United States.
Gleason has factories in China, England, Germany, India, Switzerland, and the United States, a branch office in Japan, and sales and service departments around the world.
James S. Gleason, grandson of Andrew C. Gleason, serves as chairman of Gleason Corporation.
Founded in 1890, Hardinge is a leading supplier of machine tools in the world. Located in Elmira, New York, in the northeastern United States, Hardinge’s corporate headquarters covers 815,000 square feet.
The company has been designing, producing and manufacturing high-precision, highly reliable metal cutting machines and related tooling accessories for over 100 years in the world market.
Today, the name Hardinge and the ultra-precision of Hardinge have become synonymous with high-precision machining equipment.
In the past 10 years, Hardinge has grown rapidly in size and product range and has become a multinational company with several companies in the Eurasian region.
In 1995 the company went public on the NASDAQ, and in the same year it acquired 100% of Kellenberger, a world-renowned grinding machine manufacturer with a history of 80 years, which was made even more brilliant by the combination of Kellenberger’s technical strengths in the field of grinding machines and the strengths of Hardinge.
In 1996, it established a wholly-owned company in Shanghai: Hardinge machine tool (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which is also Hardinge’s demonstration, training and maintenance center in China.
In 1999, Hardinge Taiwan Co., Ltd. was established in Taiwan.
In 2000, Hardinge successfully completed the 100% acquisition of three famous Swiss grinding machine manufacturers HAUSER (coordinate grinding, coordinate boring), TRIPET (bore grinding) and TSCHUDIN (universal grinding).
The acquisition of Bridgeport, UK in 2004 expanded the product range of Hardinge machining centres.
For more than a hundred years, Hardinge has had the unique advantage of capturing 80% of the market for small and medium-sized ultra-precision turning in the United States and Europe.
Hardinge has invested millions of dollars in a 6,000 square meter manufacturing plant in Kangqiao, Pudong, Shanghai, with a machine tool demonstration and training and maintenance center where several machines are displayed, covering most of Hardinge’s products currently available in the Chinese market.
The demonstration center has the ability to provide users with parts process analysis and have pre-sales and post-sales test cutting capability, and from time to time, holds various technical exchange lectures and operation, programming, maintenance training.
And has its own bonded warehouse for wearing parts, accessories.
Hardinge products are widely used in the fields of military, aerospace, medical, optical, communication, automotive, electronics and other high precision technologies due to their precision, cutting edge and high efficiency.
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Hurco is a global industrial technology company, a leading manufacturer of CNC machine tools, with 12 independent wholly owned subsidiaries worldwide, and a NASDAQ listed company.
Hurco has the world’s most advanced and intuitive intelligent control system (the self-developed Winmax control system) and a wide range of machine tools to help you optimize your metalworking process.
For more than 40 years, Hurco’s intelligent CNC technology has been a leader in the machinery manufacturing industry, with 60 active patents in 15 countries.
The first American Hurco machine was introduced to the market in 1978, and to date there are approximately 30,000+ Hurco CNC machines worldwide.
Hurco has a complete product line, global engineering and manufacturing, a global marketing network and convenient regional service, rigorous manufacturing processes, a transparent and healthy financial system and a professional management team, which are the core competencies of Hurco.
Hurco manufactures and controls quality in strict accordance with German design standards and uses VDI3441 for accuracy checks to ensure long-term stability of machine accuracy.
The soul of Hurco is reflected in innovative control systems and software. Through the development and integration of advanced control technologies, Hurco hopes to become a leading global supplier of the highest performance machine tools, helping manufacturing companies increase their return on investment with high-quality machines, advanced intelligent control technologies and software.
Hurco China is headquartered in Shanghai and has sales and service centers in Beijing, Dongguan, Chongqing and Xi’an. Hurco machine showrooms are located in Dalian, Shanghai, Wuxi and Dongguan, where users can experience the superior performance of Hurco machines on the spot.
Hurco’s regionalization of China is a way to respond to users’ needs in the first instance, while also fulfilling its commitment to create value for Chinese users.
06 Flow International
Flow is a world leader in the development and manufacture of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology and a leading supplier of robotics and assembly equipment.
Flow provides advanced technology and environmentally friendly solutions for the manufacturing and industrial cleaning markets.
Flow’s robots date back to the 1970s, when a former Boeing scientist founded the Flow Research Institute with the goal of developing new businesses based on advanced technology.
The company’s first commercialized technology was the use of an ultra-high pressure water jet as an industrial cutting tool.
Subsequently, Flow invented, patented and completed the world’s first abrasive waterjet system (cutting hard materials up to 12 inches thick).
Since 1974, Flow has produced more than 8,500 pure and abrasive waterjet systems with customers in more than 45 countries and nearly 60% of the international market, making it a world leader in the development and manufacture of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology.
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, with offices in Indiana, Michigan, Canada, Brazil, Germany, England, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Taiwan, Japan and China, the company currently employs over 700 people.
To date, the company’s core markets have expanded to include aerospace, automotive, process and equipment shops, paper, food, art and construction, industrial cleaning, food processing and other special applications.
Flow’s success lies in its focus on key areas, including leading-edge technology, delivery of complete solutions, extensive research and development of new products, expansion of applications in core areas, and customer focus through system reliability and strong service working groups that support water jet and ultra-high pressure technologies worldwide.
Flow ultra-high waterjet system is a cold processing method, can be widely used in food, paper, steel, composite materials, glass, metal and other different materials, different thickness, different size cutting, and can be used for surface treatment and cleaning and other industries.
Flow provides a variety of solutions for automotive, aerospace, paper, surface treatment, food preservation and other fields.
The Dynamic XD waterjet in the latest Flow revolutionary Mach 4 series is one of the most advanced water cutting machines, capable of cutting not only flat parts efficiently and accurately, but also beveling and 3D cutting, and equipped with the industry’s highest pressure 94,000psi extreme high pressure pump.