Harvey Performance Company Announces Partnership with Autodesk

ROWLEY, MA (August 29, 2018) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce, effective immediately, the entire end mill tool libraries for both Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions, representing more than 14,000 SKU’s, are available to upload into Autodesk’s Fusion 360 CAM Software. This new partnership between Harvey Performance Company’s leading cutting tool brands and Autodesk eliminates the need for machinists to manually build Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions tools for projects programmed with their Fusion 360 CAM program, resulting in substantial time savings.

Autodesk Partnership Overview

  • All Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions end mills are now available to download and easily import into Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software.
  • Comprehensive dimensional and required geometrical data, data users would otherwise be required to measure themselves, is now available for more than 14,000 tools.
  • Speeds and feeds information is not prepopulated, allowing users to determine the appropriate running parameters for their specific job and machining setups.
  • Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions will continue to add more tool libraries for import into the Fusion 360 CAM software over the next several months. Future updates will include Harvey Tool specialty profiles and drills, as well as Helical Solutions Chamfer Mills.

Harvey Performance Company Partners With One Tree Planted

Harvey Performance Company is delighted to announce an ongoing partnership One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization based in Shelburne, Vermont, that helps with global reforestation efforts. This partnership enables Harvey Performance Company to offset the environmental impact of its brands’ print catalogs by funding the planting of two trees for every tree used for paper.

Despite the significant advances made in the sophistication and adoption of digital resources, Harvey Performance Company continues to receive feedback from those who rely on paper catalogs to maximize their productivity. Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions end users request print catalogs on a daily basis, as they’re used to support a multitude of reasons including project planning, product selection, and technical support.

This year, the majority of trees funded by Harvey Performance Company will be planted in California, as One Tree Planted continues its effort of restoring the environment of the 129 million trees lost during catastrophic wildfires that ravaged that state in 2017.

For more information about One Tree Planted, visit its website at https://onetreeplanted.org/.

 

Introducing Machining Advisor Pro

ROWLEY, MA (February 1, 2018) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce the release of Machining Advisor Pro (MAP), a tool designed to quickly, seamlessly, and accurately deliver recommended running parameters to machinists using Helical Solutions end mills. This web-based tool works within the capability of a machinists’ machine, tool, and set-up to offer tailored, specific speeds and feed parameters.

MAP is the new and improved version of the Helical Milling Advisor. In style, simplicity, and ease of access, MAP delivers what the previous tool lacked. Harvey Performance Company engineers have worked for several months to develop a better product – a unique tool that the machining industry could fully rely on.

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 Helical Solutions end mills
  • Provides a PDF summary of recommended parameters to print or save for later use

“This type of tool has the potential to change our customers’ way of life,” said Harvey Performance Company Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner. “Our first goal has long been to make our customers more profitable. Feeling confident in your machining parameters, and getting those parameters quickly, is paramount for shop success.”

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

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Harvey Performance Company Announces Partnership with Summit Partners

ROWLEY, MA (October 17, 2017) – The Harvey Performance Company team is excited to announce a growth equity investment from Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor based in Boston, MA. The funding will be used to foster continued growth, generate ongoing product development, and advance new initiatives.

“This funding will support Harvey Performance Company’s ongoing product innovation efforts, allowing us to sustain our tremendous growth we’ve enjoyed over the last several years,” said Pete Jenkins, Harvey Performance Company Chief Executive Officer. “We’re so appreciative of the Summit team for sharing our vision of growth, and the importance of continued outstanding customer service.”

Founded in 1984, Summit (www.summitpartners.com) has become the investment partner of choice for many of the best growth companies in the world. Its leadership team, averaging more than 13 years of experience, has proven results with aiding businesses reach new, exceptional heights. Summit partners with hundreds of companies, including Uber, NetBrain Technologies, Fuze, and MarketLogic, among others.

Summit’s investment in Harvey Performance Company is its third such partnership in its history. Most recently in 2014, prior to the inception of Harvey Performance Company, The Riverside Company (www.riversidecompany.com) invested in Harvey Tool Company. With its help, Harvey Tool’s acquisition of Helical Solutions and the creation of Harvey Performance Company, was made possible.

“With Riverside’s tremendous partnership over the last three years, we’ve accomplished so much,” Jenkins said. “We can’t wait for more great things to come with Summit.”

Harvey Performance Hosts Local Students for Manufacturing Day Tour

Harvey Performance Company welcomed dozens of local high school students to its Gorham, ME manufacturing facility for an educational tour as part of “Manufacturing Day,” a national day of celebration of modern manufacturing meant to promote, inform, and inspire.

As part of the tour, students were led around the facility by Harvey Performance Company engineers, receiving valuable insight on how a state-of-the-art CNC grinding machine turns a carbide blank into specialty tooling.  The event concluded with a question and answer segment led by Plant Manager Adam Martin.

“It was a thrill for me to meet with the participating students, and to see just how enthusiastic they were about manufacturing,” Martin said. “The Harvey Performance team really had a great time celebrating Manufacturing Day with them.”

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Nationwide, more than 2,800 events took place for current and aspiring machinists as part of Manufacturing Day, held the first week of October every year. In 2016, 84 percent of participants in a Manufacturing Day event were more convinced that manufacturing provides interesting and rewarding careers, according to data from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute.

Harvey Performance Company remains committed to its goal of highlighting the best of the manufacturing industry via its “Plunge Into Machining” campaign.

Harvey Performance Brands Announce Release of HEM Guidebook

ROWLEY, MA (August 22, 2017) – Harvey Performance Company’s two brands, Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions, collaborated in the creation of the HEM Guidebook. This new resource centers around the concept of High Efficiency Milling (HEM), popular for its ability to boost shop productivity by minimizing cycle times and boosting tool performance.

Included within the HEM Guidebook are seven relevant articles: Introduction to High Efficiency Milling, High Speed Machining Vs. HEM, Combat Chip Thinning & Boost Tool Potential, Diving into Depth of Cut, Preventing Tool Wear, Applying HEM to Micromachining, and Best Practices for Trochoidal Milling. Additionally, HEM usage statistics and machinist tips for this popular machining method are included, and were gathered as part of a survey hosted by the two brands in the days preceding its release.

“We’re thrilled to present this helpful resource to the metalworking industry,” said Garth Ely, Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Marketing. “This machining method has results proven to enhance our customers’ shop performance, and we’re confident this resource will help them achieve the production benefits that HEM offers.”

Harvey Performance Company Employees Build Stage at Camp Cedar Mill

(Rowley, MA) May 19, 2017 – Harvey Performance Company employees built a new stage for the Ipswich Family YMCA’s summer day camp, Camp Cedar Mill, as part of a continuing effort to contribute to local community organizations. Seven employees spent their morning building the stage, which will be used for morning announcements, awards ceremonies, talent shows, yoga, and community events.

This volunteer opportunity was part of the Harvey Performance Gives Back Program.

Harvey Performance Company supports and celebrates the local community with the Harvey Performance Gives Back Program, which is designed to promote social responsibility and corporate citizenship. This structured company-wide program seeks to motivate and enable employees to volunteer and give back to the local community. Past programs have included clothing drives, community giving tree programs, and school supply drives.

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Introducing Harvey Performance Company

Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions are now brought together under the umbrella of Harvey Performance Company, the brands’ new parent company.

Rowley, MA (May 8, 2017) – Harvey Performance Company, the parent company of the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions brands, was launched today in an effort to streamline communications and better support its customers and business partners.

Harvey Tool Company is known for its highly specialized hard-to-find micro cutting tools. Helical Solutions has built a reputation for its high performance custom and standard end mills. Both brands now exist under the umbrella of Harvey Performance Company.

Like the two brands it represents, Harvey Performance Company will maintain a dedication to providing world class products, services, and solutions that increase productivity for customers in the manufacturing and metalworking industries. Additionally, it will continue on a proud history of doing business the right way with fast, friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

“The launch of Harvey Performance Company is a necessary step in the natural growth and evolution of our company,” said Peter Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Performance Company. “Our new parent company will enhance our ability to continue to provide our customers with stellar service, products, and commitment to building long-standing relationships.”

“Since Harvey Tool acquired Helical Solutions about a year and a half ago, we have worked hard to come together as one team while also maintaining each brands’ unique character and identity, established business relationships, and earned reputation,” said Garth Ely, Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Marketing. “We feel that the launch of Harvey Performance Company is another large step toward achieving this goal.”

Harvey Tool Voted #1 Top End Mill Brand

Rowley, MA – Harvey Tool is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, it has been voted #1 Most Popular End Mill Brand by participants of the 2016 CNC Cookbook End Mill Survey, a questionnaire meant to gauge machinists’ most preferred manufacturers.

Of the nearly 1,300 votes cast for more than 90 different end mill brands, Harvey Tool earned the top spot with 90.3 percent of voters listing the Rowley-based company as a top choice end mill manufacturer. Following behind were Niagara (whom Harvey Tool tied with for the top spot last year), OSG, Accupro, Garr, SGS, Kennametal, and Micro100.

While the survey focused on overall brand popularity, it also asked respondents to rank end mill brands based on the categories of “combined value and performance” and “highest performance.” Harvey Tool was named the top choice for both categories, tallying 7.9 percent of votes for highest performance and 6.8 percent for combined value and performance. Simply, participants voted Harvey Tool the first choice for tools if money was no factor, while also listing them as having the best balance of performance and value.

Helical Solutions, whom Harvey Tool acquired in 2015, also performed well in the CNC Cookbook End Mill Survey, ranking in the top position within the Tier 2 list of end mill brands. This marks the first year that Helical has been named and ranked in this annual survey.

“We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment as it works to affirm the hard work and commitment our team exhibits every day for our customers,” said Harvey Tool Vice President of Marketing Garth Ely. “The results of this survey clearly express that Harvey Tool is a top choice for machinists, and there’s no better feeling than that.”

“Each member of our team played a vital role in making this possible,” Ely said. “It’s truly a cross functional effort here, which makes an accomplishment of this magnitude so much greater.”

“For us, this is just another accomplishment in what has been a tremendous year of growth and achievement,” said Harvey Tool Senior Vice President of Sales Jerry Gleisner. “To see both Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions perform so well is only added motivation for us to continue to push for an even better product for our customers in 2017.”

Harvey Tool Company Earns Position in Inc. 5000

Rowley, MA – Harvey Tool Company is proud to announce that it has earned a spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000, a very exclusive club of America’s fastest-growing 5,000 private companies. According to Inc.com, their list is a grouping of the 5,000 “superheroes of the U.S. economy.” This is the first time that Harvey Tool has earned a spot on this prestigious list. It now shares a pedigree with world renowned businesses Zappos, Under Armour, Go Pro and Timberland, among many others.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team,” Harvey Tool President Peter Jenkins said. “For Harvey Tool Company to be recognized alongside some of America’s most successful, fastest-growing companies is truly a testament to the hard work each member of our organization puts forth on a daily basis.”

In addition to Harvey Tool, the 2016 Inc. 5000 includes companies such as Square, Dollar Shave Club, Yeti Cooler, as well as the Massachusetts-based Paint Nite and Globalization Partners.

According to Inc.com, “America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation. On this list you’ll find businesses that exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and (in the case of the No. 1 company, LootCrate) superheroes.”

“This is an honor that has been earned over the course of several years,” Jenkins said. “By priding ourselves on consistently striving to be the best for our dedicated customer base, recognitions like this become possible.”