Haas – the Official Machine Tool of Haas F1 Team
Haas F1 Team will make its debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team in 30 years. Already, many of the precision parts and assemblies that go into building the team’s Formula One car – as well as into the related equipment needed to run the global, 21-race schedule – are being made on Haas CNC machines.
At Haas F1 Team’s U.S. headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the machine shop is constantly buzzing, with complex, high-precision parts, large and small, being made by American machinists using Haas CNC machines. The team currently has 17 Haas machines in its 7000-square-foot shop, including three UMC-750SS 5-axis universal machining centers, four 5-axis VF-5TR and VF-6TR trunnion VMCs, a 50-taper VF-11 VMC, four Haas ST-series Y-axis turning centers, and a 5-axis GR-712-5AX gantry router. An additional UMC-750SS and four other Haas machines will also be installed at Haas F1 Team’s European headquarters in Banbury, UK.
The Haas machines are currently being used to machine parts for the 60-percent-scale wind tunnel models, as well as components for the team’s garage equipment. As Haas F1 Team’s cars and race program reach full development, the Haas machines will play an even greater role.
As the official machine tool supplier of Haas F1 Team, Haas Automation is able to showcase its product to a worldwide audience, and build important business-to-business relationships inside the Formula One paddock.
“It automatically conveys Haas Automation’s place among the pinnacle of motorsports,” said Gene Haas, president and founder of Haas Automation, Inc., the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. “When you hear ‘F1’ you know exactly what it is – a global racing series that showcases the latest technology, and attracts the best talent in engineering and design. Haas Automation has an excellent reputation in the United States, and I want to grow that reputation worldwide.
Connecting Haas Automation with F1 in name – and in practice, when Haas F1 Team debuts in 2016 – is the best way to grow our business worldwide, and elevate Haas Automation to a premium, global brand.”
About Haas F1 Team:
Haas F1 Team will debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, where it will become the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team.
About Haas Automation:
Haas Automation, Inc., is America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. Founded by Gene Haas in 1983, Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical and horizontal machining centers, CNC turning centers, rotary tables, and indexers. All Haas products are built in the company’s 1-million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Oxnard, California, and distributed through a worldwide network of Haas Factory Outlets that provides the industry’s best sales, service, and support, while offering unparalleled cost-to-performance value.