Haas Automation Inc., a California-based machine tool and equipment manufacturer, has opened a technical education center at the University of Louisville.
The Haas Technical Education Center is located within the J.B. Speed School of Engineering’s Rapid Prototyping Center. The prototyping center provides industrial users ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual inventors with access to the problem-solving technology required to make prototypes and working parts from a wide range of plastics and metals.
In making UofL a regional technical education center, Haas is able to demonstrate its newest technology to potential users and buyers and UofL engineering students have the opportunity learn about equipment they will use in the workplace.
The company currently has six pieces of Haas machinery: two lathes, a tool-room mill, a mold-milling machine, a horizontal machining center (used in automotive and heavy manufacturing) and a vertical machining center (used in mold-and-die shops and production facilities).