Harvey Performance Company’s NEW Add-In For Autodesk Fusion 360

ROWLEY, MA (September 20, 2023) – Harvey Performance Company has partnered with Autodesk to create a Harvey Tool add-in for Fusion 360. This new feature allows users to quickly add individual tools to their Fusion 360 CAM library.

Key Benefits

  • Lets users quickly add individual tools to their library.
  • Keeps users’ libraries cleaner by allowing users to save only the necessary tools they need for their specific jobs.

Work is underway to launch similar add-ins for Helical Solutions and Valor Holemaking.

To learn more and view the walkthrough tutorial, visit our Fusion 360 add-in page.

To download the add-in, visit the Autodesk App Store.

Harvey Performance Company Launches Valor Holemaking Brand

Harvey Performance Company’s sixth brand will introduce a superior American-made high performance drilling and holemaking offering for CNC machinists.

Rowley MA (July 31, 2023) – Harvey Performance Company, the parent company of the Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, Micro 100, Titan USA, and CoreHog brands, today launched Valor Holemaking, satisfying a significant industry demand for American-made high performance drills and complementary holemaking solutions. Valor Holemaking’s inaugural product offering, highlighted in its first annual product catalog, will feature High Performance Drills for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys, High Performance Drills for Steels, and High Performance Spotting Drills, among other complementary holemaking solutions, such as Combined Drill & Countersinks, High Performance Chamfer Cutters, Counterbores, and Multi-Form Thread Mills. Like all Harvey Performance Company brands, Valor Holemaking products are entirely fully stocked and ready to ship the day of purchase.

Valor Holemaking’s High Performance Drills have been meticulously tested and fine-tuned to deliver outstanding hole accuracy and repeatability, exceptional surface finish, amazing tool life and performance, and impressive cost-per-hole.

While optimized for 6061 Aluminum, Valor Holemaking’s offering of High Performance Drills for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys, offered in solid round and coolant-through styles, is engineered to deliver superior performance in a wide range of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys. Its initial offering will consist of stocked drills with diameters ranging from 1.587 mm to 12.700 mm for 3x and 5x solid round drilling, and 5x and 8x coolant-through drilling.

Similarly, Valor Holemaking’s High Performance Drills for Steels is optimized for 4140 Steel, but exceptional in other Alloy Steels, as well. This offering features products offered in solid round or coolant-through styles, also, with stocked products ranging in diameter sizes from 1.587 mm to 12.700 mm for 3x, 5x, and 8x solid round drilling, and 5x and 8x coolant-through drilling.

Further, Valor Holemaking introduced an array of website and technical resources, upon launch. Along with downloadable .STEP style Simulation Files and Speeds and Feeds Charts for each product, CAM Tooling Libraries are available with industry-leading software packages such as Autodesk Fusion 360, MasterCAM, SolidCAM, and ESPRIT. Further, Valor Holemaking is already available on Machining Advisor Pro, the popular running parameters generator that supports the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions brands.

Valor Holemaking’s Premiering 2023 Product Catalog, featuring more than 2,200 products, began arriving to machine shops in late July. Visit www.valorholemaking.com for more information on the Valor Holemaking brand and its offering.

“We are so proud of the Valor Holemaking brand,” said Harvey Performance Company Chief Executive Officer Brian Lavelle. “Every member of the Harvey Performance Company Team played a role in making this new brand possible. This launch marks a truly great day in the history of our company, and we couldn’t be more excited for Valor Holemaking’s potential.”

“When it came to design and testing, we left no stone unturned, ensuring that the high performance products we’re introducing to the industry are superior, across-the-board,” said Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Engineering and Technology Brian McKahan. “We took our time to guarantee we’d do it right, and we did. Our High Performance Drills are already outperforming competitor’s drills and winning on quality and tool life.”

The decision to launch the Valor Holemaking brand was made in effort to deliver to machinists a premium, high quality holemaking offering featuring drills designed, engineered, and manufactured in the United States. “Our customers want and need American-made quality in their drilling applications and we’re excited to offer a fully-stocked inventory of drills and delivery and service levels that our customers have come to expect with all Harvey Performance Company brands,” said Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner.

Introducing Machining Advisor Pro for Harvey Tool

August 26, 2022 – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce that Machining Advisor Pro (MAP), launched in 2018 as a cutting edge resource to quickly, seamlessly, and accurately deliver recommended running parameters for users of Helical Solutions End Mills, is now available for more than 26,000 Harvey Tool products.

Dubbed “The Holy Grail of End Mill Performance,” by Helical Solutions customers, MAP delivers recommended running parameters by taking into account the tool, material, machine, and cutting tool operation. It works either online or offline, and is available via desktop computer, mobile, or tablet, allowing machinists to always have accurate and highly specific running parameters available to them, at the spindle.

Machining Advisor Pro (MAP) Highlights

  • New and improved interface for stylistic simplicity and user interaction
  • Works within the capability of a machine, tool, and set-up
  • Optimized for Harvey Tool cutting tools
  • Provides a PDF summary of recommended parameters to print or save for later use

“The Harvey Tool product offering fulfills a machinists’ need of niche, otherwise hard to find sizes, geometries, and styles,” said Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner, “which makes its use in MAP all the more valuable. A Harvey Tool customer can now find the exact tool their CNC machining job requires, have it shipped to them the day of purchase, then have running parameters – for that tool, specifically – tailored for them.”

To get started, please visit www.machiningadvisorpro.com.

Harvey Performance Company Announces Investment from Berkshire Partners

ROWLEY, Mass., November 3, 2021 – Harvey Performance Company (“Harvey” or the “Company”), a leading designer and manufacturer of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications, today announced that it has secured a majority investment from Boston-based Berkshire Partners (“Berkshire”). Berkshire partnered with Harvey’s CEO Pete Jenkins and the Harvey management team to acquire the Company from Summit Partners, which invested in 2017. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Harvey’s products provide industry-leading performance and increase productivity for manufacturing and metalworking customers. Through five world-class brands — Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, Micro 100, Titan USA, and CoreHog — the Company serves a variety of industries with strict and demanding production requirements, including aerospace and defense, electronics, medical devices, telecommunications, and general machining.

“We look forward to working with the Berkshire Partners team,” said Pete Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of Harvey. “They have deep experience in building strong industrial businesses like ours and bring distinctive expertise and resources to support our strategic growth. I also want to thank the team at Summit Partners for their support over the last four years, partnering with us on organic growth, multiple acquisitions, and product development.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Harvey team, whose deep commitment to product innovation and service excellence continues to drive their growth,” said Mike Ascione, Managing Director at Berkshire Partners. “The Harvey business system is a proven, best-in-class model for driving growth and creating meaningful value for all stakeholders. Harvey is also a company that understands the value of broad employee engagement and ensuring an equitable and inclusive culture so that all employees benefit from their hard work.”

“We’ve enjoyed partnering with Pete and his senior leadership team over the past several years to help drive significant organic and acquisition-driven growth in the business,” said Jay Pauley Managing Director at Summit Partners. “We are proud to have partnered with Harvey and look forward to watching their continued growth.”

Paul, Weiss and Guggenheim served as legal and financial advisors, respectively, to Berkshire on the transaction. Kirkland & Ellis and Piper Sandler served as legal and financial advisors to Summit Partners.

About Harvey Performance Company
Harvey Performance Company strives to offer unique and innovative products to solve the most challenging machining requirements. Its distinct brands, Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, Micro 100, Titan USA, and CoreHog serve specialty needs and markets with a shared commitment to delivering high-quality products and superior service. The brands offer a broad range of products and services that help support machinists, engineers, and CNC programmers while giving their shops a competitive advantage. Harvey Performance Company has a proud history of doing business the right way – offering fast, friendly service; providing comprehensive product support; and treating customers, suppliers, and shareholders in a way that builds strategic, strong, and enduring relationships. For more information, visit www.harveyperformance.com.

About Berkshire Partners
Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based firm, has 35 years of investment history. Berkshire Private Equity has made more than 135 private equity investments since its inception and has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests. Berkshire Partners has been an active investor in high-quality, industrial growth businesses for many decades; example investments include Advanced Drainage Systems, Consolidated Precision Products, National Carwash Solutions, Parts Town, SRS Distribution, and TransDigm. The firm also invests in consumer, communications, healthcare, services, and technology companies. For additional information, and to see a full list of the firm’s private equity investments, visit www.berkshirepartners.com or follow on LinkedIn.

About Summit Partners
Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $42 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income, and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 550 companies in technology, healthcare, and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 175 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Notable industrial growth companies backed by Summit include Grand Design RV, FineLine Technologies, Markforged, Parts Town, ProGlove and Vivint. Summit maintains offices in North America and Europe and invests in companies around the world. For more information, please see www.summitpartners.com or follow on LinkedIn.

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Harvey Performance Brands Stand Out In 2021 End Mill Survey

Harvey Tool Voted #1 Top End Mill Brand for 2021; Helical Solutions Rises 6 Spots to 4th

Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce that their end mill brands ranked highly in the 2021 CNC Cookbook End Mill Survey, a questionnaire meant to gauge machinists’ most preferred manufacturers. For the fourth consecutive round, Harvey Tool has been voted #1 Most Popular End Mill Brand by survey participants, beating out Accupro, Kennemetal, YG-1, and OSG, among others.  

Fellow Harvey Performance Company brand, Helical Solutions, saw incredible growth by ranking in the 4th position for favorite end mill brand, rising by 6 spots from the last survey in 2018.

“Since Harvey Performance Company’s acquisition of Helical in 2015, we’ve tripled its product offering of high performance tooling, launched Machining Advisor Pro, and offered more product resources than ever before,” said Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner. “It’s incredible to see the brand rapidly ascend the rankings of this survey with each iteration, and it’s a true reflection of all the hard work our team puts forth every day.”

In addition to asking respondents’ favorite end mill brand, the survey also gauged customers’ criteria when selecting end mills. More than 73% of respondents selected that they choose end mills that represent the best value combination of performance and cost. And, when asked about which brands represent this combination best, Harvey Tool finished first overall with 7.6% of the vote. Helical came in third place, improving from 12th position in the 2018 survey.

“Harvey Performance Company brands have long been focused on not only continued growth, but sustained excellence,” said Harvey Tool Vice President of Marketing Garth Ely. “The results of CNC Cookbook’s 2021 End Mill Survey are truly a testament to the hard work our entire team puts forth every day. We’re so proud that Harvey Tool continues to be viewed as the industry’s favorite end mill brand, but also that Helical Solutions continues to improve in this area.”

Harvey Performance Company Acquires CoreHog

Investing for Growth

Rowley, Massachusetts, and Valencia, California – Harvey Performance Company (“Harvey Performance” or the “company”), a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications through industry-leading brands Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, Micro 100, and Titan USA, today announced the acquisition of CoreHog. Based in Valencia, California, CoreHog specializes in the design, manufacture, and use of composite, CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer), and honeycomb core cutting tools.

“The addition of the CoreHog brand to the Harvey Performance portfolio will provide a keen focus and expertise in the composite-cutting segment of the machining industry, and will offer unlimited potential for growth,” said Harvey Performance Company Chief Executive Officer Pete Jenkins.

Founded in 2004, CoreHog spent its first several years of operation servicing the Aerospace machining industry, primarily. When the demand for advanced cutting tools escalated shortly thereafter, as new materials and techniques began growing in popularity, CoreHog expanded to support several different sectors: aerospace, automotive, technology, defense and naval, and sporting goods. Due to the high strength, low weight properties of composites, they have grown in popularity for several years, and continue to do so.

Today, CoreHog products are made with application-specific, high-grade materials specially formulated to provide the best performance in composite materials. Its repertoire of tooling options include Carbon Laminate Cutting Tools, Fiberglass Laminate Cutting Tools, Honeycomb Cutting Tools, and Sandwich Panel Cutting Tools, among many others.

Our company is on a journey to assemble and build a world-class integrated company made up of outstanding, distinctive brands and product lines supported by incredible people. The addition of CoreHog to our portfolio of brands is another strong step forward to that end,” said Jenkins.

The acquisition of CoreHog enables Harvey Performance Company to grow in the composite-cutting segment of the machining industry.

“For years, we’ve recognized the accelerated demand of composites across several industries. The acquisition of CoreHog allows us to grow in this space and learn from experts in this area,” said Jerry Gleisner, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Harvey Performance Company. “We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity.”

Harvey Performance Company’s Gorham Facility Featured in Gorham MADE Video

Gorham, ME – Harvey Performance Company’s newest facility in Gorham, ME was recently featured in Gorham Economic Development Corporation’s “Gorham Made” campaign. In association with Gorham Community Access Media (GoCAM), this business spotlight was created to showcase and bring visibility to the industries and businesses that call Gorham home. Helical Solutions, a Harvey Performance Company brand, was originally founded in 2001 in the Gorham Industrial Park and has been in Gorham for 20 years. In the below video, Plant manager Adam Martin, takes viewers into the plant for a detailed look into the facility. For more information on GEDC, visit gorhammaine.org.

Gorham MADE: Harvey Performance Company from Gorham Community Access Media on Vimeo.

Harvey Performance Company Teams Up With Makino & Mastercam to Push the Limits of 4140 Steel Alloy Machining

Representatives from Harvey Performance Company, the parent company of the Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, Micro 100, and Titan USA cutting tool brands, recently took part in a machining test with experts from Makino and Mastercam. During this test, an unprecedented material removal rate (MRR) of 40in³ was achieved in 4140 Steel Alloy, an example of how utilizing the industry’s highest quality tooling, machines, and software can result in a significant boost in machining efficiency.

“When top companies collaborate to get the most out of their machining setup, attaining high-level removal rates becomes a reality,” said Don Grandt, Harvey Performance Company National Application Engineer.

The test, which was facilitated by Makino, was conducted in its PS105 Vertical Machining Center, and utilized toolpaths from Mastercam. For tooling, a standard 1/2” Helical Solutions HEV-C-6, a 6 flute, variable pitch rougher with chipbreaker geometry outfitted with a Haimer Safe-Lock™, was used to hog out an impressive amount of material. It is at this point that the team reached remarkable MRR levels of up to 40in³ at 10,695 RPMs. From there, the final part was finished with a 1/2”, 5 flute Helical Solutions High Performance Chamfer Mill, before it was finally engraved using a .015” Harvey Tool Runner Cutter.

 A video of the test was taken at the Makino facility, and displays the impressive machining feats that were accomplished during this collaboration of the industry’s best.

Harvey Performance Company National Application Engineer, Don Grandt was on hand for a webinar featuring the three brands. Engineers from these companies explained what considerations went into this impressive feat alongside a video taken live of the machining process.

Harvey Performance Company Acquires Titan USA

Investing for Growth

Rowley, Massachusetts, and West Springfield, Massachusetts – Harvey Performance Company (“Harvey Performance” or the “company”), a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications through industry-leading brands Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, and Micro 100, today announced the acquisition of Titan USA. Based in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Titan USA has been setting the performance standard for American-made carbide, high-speed steel, and cobalt cutting tools for more than 49 years. It’s an expansive offering of products that provide milling, micro-milling, thread milling, tapping, drilling, and deburring tooling to thousands of end-users across very diverse sectors of industrial manufacturing.

Titan USA is recognized for its broad assortment of premium quality products at an exceptional value, as well as its best-in-class coating operation, private label program, and commitment to distribution. In all, these qualities make Titan USA an ideal addition to Harvey Performance Company’s portfolio of brands.

“The addition of the Titan USA brand to the Harvey Performance portfolio will further accelerate our ability to assemble and build a world-class company, made up of outstanding brands and product lines,” said Pete Jenkins, CEO of Harvey Performance Company. “Like all Harvey Performance brands, Titan USA has an established reputation for providing outstanding customer service, and a dedication to manufacturing the industry’s highest quality products.”

The acquisition of Titan USA strengthens Harvey Performance Company’s ability to serve the industry. “Our brands serve some of the most advanced and demanding end-users in the industry,” said Jerry Gleisner, Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales. “The acquisition of Titan USA will allow us to offer additional capabilities and value to our distributors and end-users.”

“Titan USA is a growth business and I am convinced that this acquisition only strengthens the Harvey Performance Company,” said Jay Pauley, Managing Director of Summit Partners, the global growth investor backing Harvey Performance Company. “We are excited to welcome the Titan USA team to the Harvey Performance Company family.”

Harvey Performance Company Opens New 79,000-Square-Foot Manufacturing Plant in Gorham

GORHAM, ME (October 13, 2020) – Harvey Performance Company, the parent company of the Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, and Micro 100 industrial cutting tool brands, last month opened the doors to a new, 79,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gorham, Maine, to support the tremendous growth and product demand its brands continue to experience.

Harvey Performance Company was quickly outgrowing its Sanford Drive facility in Gorham, Maine, where Helical Solutions products have been manufactured for more than 15 years. The new manufacturing facility, which is just 5 minutes away on Raceway Drive, will become home to Helical Solutions product manufacturing and will serve as an innovation hub for all Harvey Performance Company brands.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new facility,” said Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner. “We’re quite literally opening the doors to countless opportunities for us to serve our customers in ways unmatched in the industry.”

“This new facility is an exciting step for our business, as this investment will create opportunities for us to continue to grow,” said Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Operations Steve Vatcher. “In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we worked closely with state and local officials to ensure that the completion of our new facility was done in a way that prioritized the health and safety of all involved. I couldn’t be more proud of how everyone came together to make this facility a reality during these unprecedented times.

“When it is safe to do so, we look forward to hosting the Gorham community, our neighbors for more than 15 years, at our new home for a ribbon cutting ceremony to share this exciting milestone with us.”

Harvey Performance Company’s New Manufacturing Plant Will:

  • Expand upon its current research and development capabilities to design, test, and manufacture innovative and high performing cutting tools.
  • Accelerate Harvey Performance Company’s new product growth while maintaining its in-stock status and same-day shipping options for all catalog standard items.
  • Host its distributor partners and customers in a state-of-the-art setting that showcases its capabilities.
  • Meet the needs of the market by scaling the size of Harvey Performance Company’s business in the future, through added machines and personnel.
  • Attract, recruit, and retain high-quality employees, engineers, and operators with a high-class work environment.