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.

Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions Tool Libraries Now Available for Mastercam

Harvey Performance Company is excited to announce the release of new Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions tool libraries now available to Mastercam users. These libraries, optimized for all supported Mastercam versions, contain all of the end mills options available in Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions most recent catalogs. In total, more than 15,000 tools are now available for Mastercam users to download and import from the Mastercam Tech Exchange.

Mastercam users can expect to see increased productivity with these comprehensive tool libraries. Importing accurate tool libraries vetted by both the Mastercam and Harvey Performance Company directly into the software saves machinists valuable time. Mastercam users can expect future updates to include the balance of the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions product offering, including Harvey Tool’s Specialty Profile cutting tools, Holemaking and Threading tools, and Helical Solution’s chamfer mills.

“We partnered with Harvey Tool and Helical because their tools are well respected in the manufacturing industry and are of very good quality,” says Rich Taft, Product Owner, Mastercam “We look forward to working with them to get their whole library up and running on our Tech Exchange, as they have some specialty form tools that will be great for our customers. Additionally, the relationship with Harvey Tool and Helical will allow us to stay up-to-date with their tool library, giving our customers the best chance at staying competitive from design to part.”

To download Mastercam tool libraries, click here to get started.

To learn more about this exciting announcement, click here to read Mastercam’s blog.

Harvey Performance Company Acquires Micro 100

Rowley, Massachusetts and Meridian, Idaho (January 15, 2019) – 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 and Helical Solutions, today announced the acquisition of Micro 100.  Based in Meridian, Idaho, Micro 100 is a leading innovator in turning tools, specializing in internal boring, grooving and threading tools and milling tools.

Micro 100’s position as a manufacturer of outstanding products in both the turning and milling categories makes it an ideal addition to the Harvey Performance portfolio of brands. Its products provide a strong complement to Harvey Tool’s miniature and specialty profile tooling and Helical Solutions’ high performance end mill selection. Because of this, the addition of Micro 100 significantly increases the company’s market opportunity.

“We are on a journey to assemble and build a world-class company made up of outstanding brands and product lines supported by incredible people,” said Pete Jenkins CEO of Harvey Performance Company.  “The addition of Micro 100 products to the Harvey Performance portfolio will help accelerate our ability to do just that. Micro 100 has a demonstrated dedication to quality products, excellent reputation and outstanding service – all traits that are consistent with the Harvey Performance way of doing business.”

“The Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions Brands serve some of the most advanced and demanding end users in the industry,” said Jerry Gleisner, Senior Vice President of Sales for Harvey Performance Company. “Micro 100’s product line, particularly their strong focus in turning tooling, will allow us to offer additional capabilities and value to our distributors and end users.”

Moving forward, the Harvey Performance team will focus on scaling and growing each of the company’s three brands. “We will continue to manufacture Helical Solutions product in our Gorham, Maine facility and Micro 100 product in the Meridian, Idaho location,” said Brian McKahan, Vice President of Operations of the Harvey Performance Company. “We have plans for significant investment and growth across all of our brands.”

The acquisition of Micro 100 better positions Harvey Performance and its brands to compete and grow.  “One thing that is a constant in our business is change, with regular consolidation amongst our competitors, our distributors and our end users,” said Jenkins. “We will continue to look to expand our product portfolio through acquisition.  Scale matters, and we believe that – through thoughtful assembly of brands and products – we can enhance the end users’ productivity and increasingly earn their business.”

Harvey Performance Company is backed by global growth investor Summit Partners.  Jay Pauley, Summit Partners Managing Director and member of the Harvey Performance board, reiterated the strategic importance of this acquisition.  “Micro 100 is a growth business with products that complement the Harvey Performance suite extremely well.  We are excited to welcome the Micro 100 team to the Harvey Performance Company Family.”

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 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 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.

Harvey Performance Company Announces Partnership with Mastercam

ROWLEY, MA (November 30, 2018) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce a new partnership with CNC Software Inc., the developers of Mastercam software. Mastercam is a CAD/CAM software for 2-through-5-axis routing, milling and turning, 2-and-4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling, and Swiss machining

This new partnership between Harvey Performance Company’s leading cutting tool brands, Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions, and Mastercam will allow both companies to work together to share ideas that shape the future of manufacturing from both a tooling and CAM perspective. A great example of this collaboration is the new Deburring toolpath available in Mastercam 2019. Harvey Tool has many deburring tools which have been used in various tests of this new toolpath. These opportunities have given the Harvey Performance Company team additional insight into the performance of the tooling and allowed the Mastercam team to optimize this new toolpath for their users.

“I think the major benefit from both partners is bringing CAM software and cutting tool innovation closer together to generate a better user experience from the moment you start programming until the time you hit the Cycle Start button and start making chips,” says Jeff Rauseo, Senior Marketing Specialist – Strategic Partnerships & Applications, Harvey Performance Company.

To learn more about this partnership, read the full press release.

For more information on Mastercam, please visit www.mastercam.com.

 

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.