Harvey Performance Company Partners with Bantam Tools on New Desktop CNC Milling Machine

Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce a new initiative in an existing partnership with Bantam Tools, a desktop CNC milling machine manufacturer based out of Peekskill, NY.

Bantam Tools has been well known for their excellent PCB milling machine they launched back in 2017, and now they are ready to take a step up with their new Desktop CNC Milling Machine. This new machine adds a beefier solid aluminum frame, a 28k RPM spindle, feed rates up to 250 in/min, a larger working area, repeatability down to .001″, automatic stock probing, and support for tooling up to 1/4″ in diameter. Even with all of those upgrades, the new machine still clocks in at under 80 pounds and can be easily integrated into a variety of workspaces. Best of all, the Desktop CNC Milling Machine is manufactured and assembled right in New York.

As part of the new initiative with Bantam Tools, Harvey Performance Company is excited to offer more high-performance tooling solutions from the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions brands for Bantam Tools users. Bantam Tools currently offer a selection of miniature and specialty cutting tools from Harvey Tool in their online store, and with the launch of the new machine, that selection will expand to include more cutting tools from Harvey, as well as additional tools from Helical.

With each shipment of the new Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Machine, users will receive a high-performance end mill from Helical Solutions included as part of their purchase. This tool will ensure every user can have an excellent aluminum milling experience right out of the box.

Bantam Tools and the Harvey Performance Company team have also put together a “Harvey Tool & Helical Prototyping Bundle” which will be available as an additional purchase for machine users. This tool kit will provide users with a bundle of Harvey Tool and Helical end mills which are designed to optimize stock removal and offer a superior finish. This bundle is ideal for those looking to do some serious work in aluminum.

Harvey Performance Company is happy to support this new machine and continue to promote the world of CNC milling to makers of all sizes by supplying high-performance tooling which will get the job done right the first time.

To place an order for the new Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, click here.

To learn more about Harvey Performance Company and our cutting tool brands, click here.

Harvey Performance Company Remains Operational While Adapting to Responsible Workplace Practices during COVID-19 Pandemic

As of March 24, 2020

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and state health officials yesterday ordered the closing of all non-essential businesses until April 7, effective today at noon, a designation which does not include Harvey Performance Company. Based in Rowley, Mass., Harvey Performance Company and its brands are permitted to continue operations, as our manufactured products are necessary for a multitude of reasons, including the creation of medical supplies and devices, and to the operations of the United States Department of Defense. Our company will continue to be open for business and do what we can to support our customers who are leading the effort in combating COVID-19.

Harvey Performance Company brands continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and remains committed to doing everything possible to maintain the health and safety of our employees and customers. Further updates, as they relate to Harvey Performance Company business operations, will be made to this page, as needed.

As of March 16, 2020

Harvey Performance Company brands continue to monitor the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and are committed to doing everything possible to maintain the health and safety of our employees and customers during these challenging times.

As you know, our brands manufacture tooling that is relied upon by several premier industries, including the Medical Industry, which has never played a more vital role in the welfare of our country and its citizens. While the well-being of our employees remains our top priority, we understand that much of our dedicated customer base is steadfast in its ever important efforts to help contain the spread of this disease. That said, Harvey Performance Company brands have taken immediate actions to ensure the continued production of our tooling for our customers in a way that is safe, smart, and responsible for our employees.

Effective Immediately, In an Effort to Maintain Normalcy for Our Customers:

  • Harvey Performance Company employees, who are able to do so, will begin working from home.
  • Additional daily workplace cleanings before, during, and after normal workday hours will begin.
  • Required on-site employees will begin working in shifts to allow for social distancing.

At this time:

  • Shipping processes remain unchanged, and our tooling will continue to ship same day.
  • We continue to staff a team of customer service and technical sales representatives to immediately assist you.
  • Our manufacturing levels and processes remain unchanged.

As we continue to progress through these unprecedented times together, we encourage you to heed the advice of representatives to maintain your health and safety. We will provide updates to this page to best alert our customers to any changes as this fluid situation continues to unfold.

Harvey Performance Company Joins High Speed Machining Roadshow

Updated March 30, 2020 – All In-Person Events Postponed, Join The Webinar on April 7th

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in an effort to maintain the safety and health of all employees and attendees, all in-person High Speed Machining events have been postponed until further notice. We hope to reschedule these events in the future.

In the meantime, we are offering the event in a virtual webinar setting on April 7th. Interested users can register here: https://micromachine.fusion360.events-autodesk.com/ 


Harvey Performance Company is excited to announce that we have partnered with Air Turbine Spindles, Autodesk, and 5th Axis Workholding on a series of nationwide events focused on high speed machining with miniature tooling from our Harvey Tool brand. This “High Speed Machining Roadshow” will be stopping at different machine tool suppliers across the US, ranging from Connecticut and Ohio to Arizona and California.

Each event will feature live high speed, micro machining demos at spindle speeds up to 65,000 RPM, and in-depth technical presentations to help unlock the mystery behind high speed machining. A free lunch will be provided for all in attendance, and there will be many opportunities to network with local CNC machinists, programmers, and engineers. Attendees will also have access to Application Engineers from all of the industry participants, including Harvey Performance Company, to help discuss difficult applications, troubleshoot current projects, and develop new, valuable relationships with local experts.

“We receive questions from our customers on a daily basis, and many are about micro machining with high RPMs,” said Jeff Rauseo, Manager of Digital Marketing, Harvey Performance Company. “We hope that by participating in these events, we can ease some of the fears that come with using miniature tooling and help enable successful micromachining projects in shops nationwide.”

A current list of dates and locations for these events can be seen here. More events and locations may be added at a later date, so stay tuned for updates from Air Turbine Spindles and Harvey Performance Company.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tony Gunn at Air Turbine Spindles or visit their website for more information.


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Machining Advisor Pro Updated With New Improvements

Harvey Performance Company is excited to announce that Machining Advisor Pro, a cutting edge resource for generating custom CNC running parameters, has been updated with new features and improvements with the release of version 1.5.

Thousands of users have enjoyed the benefits of using Machining Advisor Pro (MAP) to dial in their running parameters for their Helical Solutions high-performance end mills, and with version 1.5, the Harvey Performance Company team has made customizing your speeds and feeds easier than ever. Much of the work done on MAP version 1.5 was the direct result of excellent user feedback, including some of the most innovative updates to the user experience since the launch of Machining Advisor Pro in 2018.

The new improvements to MAP include:

Improved Speed and Feed Sliders (Desktop)

The speed and feed sliders in the “Recommendations” section are now percentage-based. This allows users to more precisely adjust their running parameters while fine-tuning numbers for increased production or longer tool life. Previously, users could adjust their speed and feed values with dials, but without an exact measurement of the increase or decrease. With the new sliders, users can be more accurate, adjusting their speed and feed values by +/- 20% in one percent increments. Users can also type in percentage values to automatically adjust the sliders to their desired number.

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Locking Depths of Cut

Inside of the “Parameters” section, users will now see a new button that allows them to lock their depths of cut. With this new feature, users have more control over the customization of their running parameters. In the past, the radial and axial depths of cut would adjust dynamically with each other based on the user adjustments to one of the values. Now users can lock the radial depth of cut (RDOC) and adjust the axial depth of cut (ADOC) without affecting the RDOC value, and vice versa.

Machining Advisor Pro Update

Enhanced Summary Section (Mobile)

On mobile devices, users will now see an enhanced “Summary” section at the completion of their job. The summary section will now include key metrics like material removal rate (MRR), as well as important parameters that apply to trochoidal slotting toolpaths. The summary section for chamfering toolpaths has also been updated to better reflect the necessary parameters for those tools.

Machining Advisor Pro Mobile

Smoother User Experience

In MAP version 1.5, users will be greeted with a much smoother user experience throughout the application. Due largely to user feedback, the Harvey Performance Company team has been hard at work to make sure that the major pain points within the application have been addressed. Much of the feedback centered around the “Tooling” section and the “Material” section and significant improvements have been made to each.

In the tooling section, MAP will now automatically select a tool for you if you enter a valid EDP once you navigate outside of that section. If an invalid EDP number is entered, the intrusive error message has been removed and now will display “no results found” in the drop-down menu.

In the material section, MAP requires that a material condition be selected in order to generate accurate running parameters. In the past, this was not immediately clear and could lead some users to believe that the application was malfunctioning. In version 1.5, once a user leaves the material section without selecting a condition, a message will display in the material section to alert users of the missing material condition.

Open in MAP from HelicalTool.com

On the new HelicalTool.com website, users can now import a tool into MAP from the Tool Details page. Users reach the Tool Details page by clicking on a SKU in a product table, or searching for an EDP in the search bar. Once on the Tool Details page, users can select “Open in Machining Advisor Pro” under the Resources section, and MAP will open in a new window and import the tool’s information directly into MAP.

Helical Machining Advisor Pro


Users will see these updates immediately upon their next log-in to the application on a desktop computer and will need to ensure their app is updated to the latest version from the App Store or Google Play to see these changes reflected on mobile.

To get started with Machining Advisor Pro, click here to create an account.

To stay up-to-date on all of the latest improvements and news on Machining Advisor Pro and the Harvey Performance Company brands, join our email list.

If you have any feedback or questions about MAP, please contact Harvey Performance Company at [email protected].

Harvey Performance Company Partners with GibbsCAM

January 7, 2020 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce a new partnership with GibbsCAM, a powerful single interface CAM system developed by 3D Systems. GibbsCAM offers solutions ranging from simple 2-axis milling and turning to complex Multi-Task Machining, making them a great partner for the Harvey Performance Company family of brands.

As a result of this new partnership, GibbsCAM users can expect to see new Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions end mill libraries immediately available within GibbsCAM as a new plugin. This plugin will be included with all new releases of GibbsCAM, and will be available once users update their software to the latest version. In the future, users can expect additional tool libraries containing specialty profile tools, holemaking/threading tools, and tooling from Micro 100.

GibbsCAM users interested in accessing these new tool libraries can visit our FAQ page to learn more.

GibbsCAM Tool Library

Key GibbsCAM and Harvey Performance Company Customer Benefits:

  • Harvey Performance Company tool libraries optimized for GibbsCAM users
  • No download required – all tooling is available directly in GibbsCAM in the plugin menu
  • New educational and technical content for machinists and programmers

“GibbsCAM has been a great partner for us,” said Jeff Rauseo, Manager – Digital Marketing, Harvey Performance Company. “By working with their software team to develop a new plugin built specifically for GibbsCAM, we are able to immediately offer accurate tool models to every GibbsCAM user with no downloads or imports required.”

“Having the Harvey Performance Company tool libraries available in GibbsCAM has been a welcome addition to our software,” said Israel Klain, Director of Engineering – GibbsCAM, 3D Systems. “The GibbsCAM community truly appreciates the partnership, and it supports our goal to continuously provide them with more efficient solutions for their metal cutting needs”


About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced applications from the product design shop to the factory floor to the operating room. 3D Systems’ precision healthcare capabilities include simulation, Virtual Surgical Planning, and printing of medical and dental devices as well as patient-specific surgical instruments. As the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models. For more information visit: www.3dsystems.com

About Harvey Performance Company
Harvey Performance Company strives to offer unique and innovative products to solve industries’ most challenging machining requirements. Its distinct brands, Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, and Micro 100, serve specialty needs and markets with a shared commitment to delivering high quality friendly service, providing comprehensive product support, and treating customers, suppliers, and shareholders in a way that builds strategic, strong, 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 has a proud history of doing business the right way – offering fast and enduring relationships. For more information visit www.harveyperformance.com.

Harvey Performance Company to Participate at Autodesk University 2019

August 20, 2019 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company, a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications, is excited to participate as a presenter at Autodesk University – Vegas 2019. This event will take place from November 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV at the Sands Convention Center. Autodesk University – Vegas is a four-day event which connects 10,000+ professionals from construction, manufacturing, architecture, engineering, and media creation.

Harvey Performance Company will host an instructional demo titled Boosting Shop Productivity by Applying High Efficiency Milling Techniques on Wednesday, November 20th from 9:15  – 10:15 AM PST. Scott Tiehen, Vice President of Innovation, and Don Grandt, National Application Engineer, will be on hand to host what is sure to be a great learning experience.

If you have already registered for AU Vegas 2019, you can sign-up for the Harvey Performance Company session by clicking here.

If you have not registered but are interested in learning more about this event, please visit https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/conference/las-vegas/overview

Autodesk University 2019

 

Harvey Performance Company to Participate at Fusion 360 Academy

August 1, 2019 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company, a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications, is excited to participate as a presenter at the inaugural Autodesk Fusion 360 Academy. This event will take place from August 5-7 in Portland, OR at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. The Fusion 360 Academy is a two-day event featuring live workshops, professional courses, and distinguished industry keynotes to help you traverse the future of design and manufacturing.

Harvey Performance Company will host an educational session titled Boosting Shop Productivity by Applying High Efficiency Milling Techniques on Tuesday, August 6th from 4 – 5 PM PST. Scott Tiehen, Vice President of Innovation, and Don Grandt, National Application Engineer, will be on hand to host what is sure to be a great learning experience.

Harvey Performance Company tooling will also have a presence at the Fusion 360 Academy on the “Factory Floor”, which is open throughout both days of the event. The Factory Floor aims to simulate the machine shop experience, with Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions cutting tools making chips in live machining demos. Make sure to stop by to check out the tools in motion and chat with an Autodesk representative about our tool library integration within Fusion 360.

Interested parties can register for this event at https://academypdx.fusion360.events-autodesk.com/

 

Harvey Performance Company Co-Hosts CNC Machining Seminar

July 11, 2019 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company, a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications, is excited to co-host a CNC Machining “Lunch and Learn” event in collaboration with Autodesk, CAMplete, and Elliott Matsuura. This event will take place on July 23rd from 10 AM – 3 PM EST at the Autodesk Toronto Technology Centre in the Toronto Discovery District.

The main topic of the event will be 5 axis machining of parts with organic geometry designed with Autodesk’s generative design for Fusion 360. Generative design replicates the natural world’s evolutionary approach by using cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions for one engineering problem, creating unique and more efficient manufacturing approaches to even the most simple of parts.

Experts from all four companies will be on hand to deliver technical presentations and live machining demos and will be available for networking and conversation throughout the event. All attendees will be provided with a free lunch and access to Autodesk’s Toronto Technology Centre, a major hub for emerging technologies in the manufacturing industry.

Interested parties can register for this event at https://autodesk-cnc.eventbrite.ca

Autodesk Toronto Technology Centre

 

Harvey Performance Company Partners with Workshops for Warriors

May 2, 2019 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce a new partnership with Workshops for Warriors®, a nonprofit school that provides training, education, and opportunities to earn third party nationally recognized credentials to enable veterans and transitioning service members to be trained and placed in their chosen advanced manufacturing career field.

Workshops for Warriors was founded in 2008 by CEO Hernán Luis y Prado (a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman and Surface Warfare Officer) based on two pressing needs. “One of those needs is the lack of advanced manufacturing talent in the U.S.,” said Hernán. “The other is that some veterans and wounded warriors aren’t able to integrate successfully into civilian life again. Workshops for Warriors trains them, certifies them to nationally recognized standards, and places them into advanced manufacturing careers.”

Harvey Performance Company has pledged to supply the Workshops for Warriors Machining School with tooling to outfit all of their CNC machines for the rest of 2019 and all of 2020. For the first time in the program’s history, the Workshops for Warriors machine shop will be outfitted with fully equipped tool sets at each machine. All three Harvey Performance Company brands will be represented, with Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions supplying high performance end mills, drills, and specialty cutting tools, and Micro 100 supplying turning tools, boring bars, and indexable milling tools.

Workshops for Warriors

Since its humble beginnings in Hernán’s garage, training one veteran at a time, Workshops for Warriors has now grown into one of the nation’s top advanced manufacturing training facilities. To date, nearly 600 veterans have graduated from the program,of which 94% have been placed in a manufacturing career.

“Workshops for Warriors has been doing incredible work tackling two major challenges: job training and career development for our country’s veterans, and the U.S. market demand for skilled workers trained in advanced manufacturing,” said Jeff Rauseo, Senior Marketing Specialist – Strategic Partnerships & Applications, Harvey Performance Company. “The services they offer are unparalleled, and Harvey Performance Company is proud to supply their programs with our tooling and technical support to give these students the best possible training experience.”

“Harvey Performance’s support of Workshops for Warriors has had a direct impact on veterans education in manufacturing by providing standardized carbide tooling,” said Scott Leoncini, Machining Instructor, Workshops for Warriors. “As we move forward to train veterans in the most advanced manufacturing practices relevant to today’s manufacturing industry, it is critical that we have the best tooling and Harvey Performance has provided that.”

You can learn more about how to show your support for the Workshops for Warriors mission by donating to their program on their CrowdRise fundraising page, or heading to www.WFW.org.

Harvey Performance Company Partners with SolidCAM

April 4, 2019 (Rowley, MA) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce a new partnership with SolidCAM, the industry leaders in integrated CAM software. SolidCAM software runs directly inside the popular SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor CAD programs, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity.

As a result of this new partnership, SolidCAM users can expect to see updated Helical Solutions tool libraries, new Harvey Tool and Micro 100 tool libraries, and more engaging technical content in the coming months. Users will see the immediate benefits of this new partnership during the upcoming Live Machining Webinar titled “The Science of Cutting” hosted by SolidCAM on April 10. This webinar will feature live machining with Helical Solutions tooling, utilizing SolidCAM’s iMachining technology. Interested viewers can register for this event here.

Key SolidCAM and Harvey Performance Company Customer Benefits:

  • Harvey Performance Company tool libraries optimized for SolidCAM users
  • New educational and technical content for machinists and programmers
  • The opportunity for CAM and tooling companies to learn from each other, bettering the overall customer experience from tool selection to programming.

“SolidCAM and Harvey Performance Company are a great fit as partners,” said Jeff Rauseo, Senior Marketing Specialist – Strategic Partnerships & Applications, Harvey Performance Company. “We are especially excited to work with them on their iMachining technology, which utilizes many of the same High Efficiency Milling techniques and benefits that we share with our customers regularly.”

“SolidCAM is honored to embark on this partnership with Harvey Performance Company,” said Ken Merritt, Director of Partner Projects & Senior Applications Engineer, SolidCAM. “The Harvey Performance Company tooling brands are a great fit with iMachining, providing high performance chip removal that does not limit the performance of SolidCAM’s revolutionary iMachining tool path.”


About SolidCAM
SolidCAM provides a powerful, easy-to-use, integrated CAD/CAM solution that supports the complete range of major manufacturing applications, including iMachining 2D and 3D, 2.5D Milling, High Speed Surface Machining, 3D Milling/High-Speed Machining, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axis Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, advanced Mill-Turn including Swiss-Type CNCs and WireEDM. SolidCAM’s patented, unique revolutionary iMachining technology saves 70% in CNC machining time and more and extends tool life dramatically. The iMachining Technology Wizard provides a reliable partner in automatically determining speeds and feeds and other machining parameters. iMachining provides unbelievable savings and increased efficiency in CNC milling operations, translating into profits and success. All SolidCAM customers worldwide, who bought iMachining, are enjoying immense savings! For more information visit www.solidcam.com.

About Harvey Performance Company
Harvey Performance Company strives to offer unique and innovative products to solve industries’ most challenging machining requirements. Its distinct brands, Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions, and Micro 100, serve specialty needs and markets with a shared commitment to delivering high quality friendly service, providing comprehensive product support, and treating customers, suppliers, and shareholders in a way that builds strategic, strong, 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 has a proud history of doing business the right way – offering fast and enduring relationships. For more information visit www.harveyperformance.com.