Two new machines are installed to better provide for our customers: a Hyundai WIA Lathe and a Numerically Controlled Cylindrical Grinder
Celebrating 35 years in business - Hi-Q goes live with our computerized shop software system
Hi-Quality Carbide purchases 2nd Studer CT960 (June - 2015) & a 2nd Studer S33 (November-2015)
|2014||Hi-Quality continues to invest in additional high-precision manual & CNC lathes. New surface grinder & 2nd Laser Etcher are purchased.|
*Studer CT960 - world class universal internal cylindrical grinding machine arrives with B-axis swivelling and non-round capability as well as a 4-spindle turret.
3 more skilled-trades specialists are hired.
Our 4,400 square foot building expansion & office renovation is now COMPLETE. We are all moved in.
Three new machines are installed: a Mituyo Crystal-Apex S544 CMM, Kellenberger Cylindrical Grinder & Sodick AG600 Wire - EDM
|2011||Controlled Goods Program is registered and approved|
To assist in customer traceability & part identification, Hi-Quality Carbide purchased a new Laser Etching machine for creating precision part numbers, serial numbers and grade identification. Bringing our out-sourced steel machining in-house, we've improved deliveries by purchasing a new Hyundai KIA CNC Lathe (with a 19.7" swing, 28.35"
between enters and a 12 station turret).
|Hi-Quality Carbide continues to invest in its future, with the installation of five new machines: An Accutex Wire EDM, an Acute Small Hole EDM, a Large Capacity Okamoto Surface Grinder, a Sunnen EC-3500 high-production honing machine & the Colchester Combi 2000 CNC tool room lathe.|
|2007||A new top-of-the-line CNC cylindrical Grinder arrives, allowing technological advancement in the process of developing carbide extrusion & piercing pins.|
|2006||A new and larger facility is purchased with room for expansion.|
|During this time, production, machinery & staffing was increased, to ensure the highest quality finished product and reliable delivery dates.|
|1st CNC controlled machine is installed. New 3-axis NC controlled surface grinder and new large-capacity vertical honing machines are purchased.|
|1997||Hi-Quality Carbide was purchased by Tim & Wendy Middlehurst.|
|Hi-Quality Carbide built a strong reputation, by name, for consistently exceeding our customers' expectations in both quality and tool-life.|
|1980||Hi-Quality Carbide is founded.|
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