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Harbec, Inc. Acquires 3 CNC High-Speed Milling Centers, adding Capability and Capacity for Medical Device Customers

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Harbec Plastics
369 Rte. 104
Ontario, NY, 14519

Press release date: March 29, 2014

The equipment acquisition complements and expands Harbec's growing capabilities including cleanroom molding and 3D printing for Medical Device and Component Manufacturing.

Ontario, NY

To add capability and capacity to its tight tolerance and precision CNC machining operations, Ontario, NY based Harbec, Inc. ( has purchased and integrated three new CNC high speed milling centers. The high speed milling centers expand Harbec's manufacturing solutions for Medical sector customers.

Keith Schneider, General Manager of Harbec states, "In the past 6-months Harbec has been making significant investments to expand its portfolio of medical device manufacturing solutions. We've added solutions for cleanroom molding, 3D printing, product labeling, and secondary operations."

Harbec's new milling centers will be dedicated to difficult to machine metals such as stainless steel and titanium. The high speed spindle of the new milling centers has the ability to machine titanium with a .01" diameter end mill.

Keith Schenider further notes, "Harbec's acquisition of three high speed milling centers gives Harbec additional capacity within our machining operations and an advanced manufacturing capability dedicated to medical customers for difficult to machine metals like titanium, with a .01" diameter end mill. This investment demonstrates Harbec's commitment to continuously improve our operational excellence through innovation while providing manufacturing solutions for our customers."

The CNC milling centers were acquired as part of Harbec's targeted effort to expand upon its solutions for medical device manufacturing customers. Harbec serves customers with a diversity of manufacturing solutions ranging from rapid prototyping, CNC machining, mold making, and production of injection molded parts.

For more information on Harbec please contact us,

Founded by Bob Bechtold in 1977, HARBEC's mission is to provide tightly toleranced prototypes, tooling, machined components and quality injection molded parts in a sustainable manner with a social conscience. They provide superior customer service, satisfaction and timely delivery of custom engineered solutions. HARBEC proudly foster an atmosphere of encouragement and respect for the health and prosperity of their customers, employees, and the global community.

Harbec provides capabilities and solutions for the consumer product, sporting goods, defense/aerospace, transportation, medical, marine, and energy industries. Harbec has capabilities in the use of innovative materials, problem-solving, and working with R&D and commercial organizations on unique prototypes or engineering and manufacturing groups on high volume production. HARBEC has capabilities for short (1-to-100 parts) or longer run (>1M parts) production.

HARBEC is certified as an ITAR, ISO9000-2008, ISO14001, and ISO15001/SEP Company, demonstrating its use of "ecoeconomic" decisions and policies designed to ensure that its activities are sustainable. HARBEC has developed and implemented a myriad of solutions to offset emissions, utilize waste and conserve resources. HARBEC reached its goal of "no carbon footprint" in 2013. Currently, the facility has a 250kW and 850kW wind turbines and operates a twenty-five microturbine combined heat and power plant which generates electricity and provides thermal energy to meet the heating and cooling requirements of the facility. For more information, please visit:
Media Contact: Kate Chamberlain, HARBEC, Inc., (585) 265-0010,
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