Keymet | Haas Customer Success Story
The world’s most demanding products require the world’s best machines.
Keymet specializes in manufacturing mechanical components for the electronics, medical, and aerospace industries. Located in Ostrobothnia, Finland, Keymet was founded in 2006, and has extensive experience in the field. They produce among the most demanding and highly technological products, such as mechanical components for civil airplanes, and ultralight aluminum boxes for satellites. Since they have the whole manufacturing process in-house, including both sheet metal and machining production, they are able to fully control the quality.
“Our clients expect us to supply 100% reliable quality, despite the extreme complexity of the products,” states CEO Janne Vähäkangas. “Therefore, it is of the highest necessity that we also have machines that support these expectations. We have been searching a long time for a large 5-axis machine with high spindle speeds suitable for aluminum. Haas was able to provide a perfect fit.”
Keymet has been using a Haas GM-2-5AX 5-axis gantry mill for a year now. “It is our first Haas machine,” Vähäkangas says, “and we have been very satisfied. We have not had any technical challenges, the reliability has been high, and the machine is easy to operate. The machine is a perfect addition to our production, and enables us to reach into areas previously unreachable.
“Since we are producing products with the highest quality requirements, we need to produce the products in one operation. When the products are large in size, we can better meet the tolerances by using a large 5-axis machine.
“The Haas GM-2-5AX is a fantastic addition to our machine shop, and we look forward to all the exciting and revolutionary products we will manufacture in the future.” says Vähäkangas.