Hargo, an industry-leading CNC manufacturing company, sought to add to its already impressive and flexible machining centre to continue to drive manufacturing efficiencies and meet customers’ demands for tighter tolerances and faster delivery. They turned to their trusted partner Headland Technology for a solution and were presented with the Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 multi-tasking CNC machine, known for its advanced technology and expanded capabilities. The implementation of this state-of-the-art CNC machine seamlessly integrated into Hargo’s factory, causing no disruptions to workflows. Early successes were achieved through improved cycle times on key components. The precision and flexibility of the NTY3-250 allowed for enhanced quality control and efficiency across production, as it effortlessly adapted to diverse parts without compromising output speed. In the short term, Hargo benefits from faster component delivery, while in the long term, the integration of this cutting-edge CNC technology is expected to yield gains in quality and efficiency.
About Hargo: Hargo Engineering is a 47-year-old family-owned CNC machining business that is AS9100 certified. They proudly serve the aerospace, defence, automotive, security, oil/gas, and medical sectors both in Australia and the United States. Their specialisation lies in high precision and high repetition component manufacturing, and they are committed to staying at the forefront of technology and continuously investing in the latest equipment staff training and manufacturing processes.
Hargo Engineering, a leading manufacturer of precision machined parts, prides itself on staying ahead of industry trends and rapidly adapting to meet customers’ changing needs. In an interview, Hargo CEO Edward Kemp discussed the company’s challenges:
“Our dedication to innovation drives us to monitor emerging technologies and new manufacturing techniques that can enhance our competitive advantage. Recognising the necessity to continuously invest in the latest computer numerical control (CNC) machining capabilities for tighter tolerances and faster turnaround times, we engaged Headland Technology, our trusted supplier of high-tech CNC equipment, to help us identify the optimal solution to meet our customer’s ongoing requirements. The Headland sales team assessed our requirements and proposed a tailored solution to add to our already unique and flexible manufacturing capabilities.”
Solution: Headland Technology equipped Hargo with the cutting-edge Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 multi-tasking CNC machine, revolutionising its machining capabilities. This state-of-the-art CNC machine integrates advanced technology, providing expanded functionality and flexibility in the manufacturing process. The Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 is designed to meet the diverse needs of modern machining.
The implementation: Through careful pre-planning, this CNC machine was seamlessly integrated into their production flow, helping Hargo improve cycle times on key components. Instead of needing to halt or reconfigure the assembly line, the adaptive Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 handled a variety of parts without slowing down output. As they optimise the machine’s role, Hargo foresees both short-term benefits from faster component delivery as well as long-term gains in quality and efficiency from its integration.
Value & Results: Adding the Nakamura-Tome lathe continues to position the company as an innovation leader able to consistently meet its customers’ ever more demanding requirements. The technology’s advanced capabilities and responsive support give Hargo a competitive edge. This new platform also establishes a foundation for Hargo’s future growth and enhancements like increased automation. By choosing cutting-edge equipment, Hargo demonstrates its commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and continued success.
Before investing in a high-tech machine, Hargo Engineering CEO Edward Kemp recommended company leadership teams should first research the technology and make sure it aligns with business needs and long-term goals. He also added:
“Take time to properly vet potential suppliers, evaluating their relationships, service capabilities, and support offerings. It’s also important to understand payment terms and financing options early in the procurement process. Doing adequate upfront research and due diligence will help ensure you select the right equipment, and partner, that meets your manufacturing goals within budget constraints.”
Headland Technology, as a provider of high-tech manufacturing solutions, continues to empower businesses like Hargo. The Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250 CNC machine stands as a testament to its commitment to innovation and efficiency in the realm of machining technology. With this advanced solution in place, Hargo is well-positioned to meet the demands of the ever-evolving advanced manufacturing landscape.
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