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HMI featured in The FABRICATOR

Check out an article about HMI, authored by Dan Davis, in The FABRICATOR, September 2015 issue.  Sr Account Manager, Todd Drahos, provided insight to HMI’s story. Read about HMI.

HMI teams with local artist to create Eagle Sculpture

Eagle headTom Daggett graciously participated in a “Celebrity Artist” fundraising task to create a life-size mixed metal sculpture of an eagle in flight.  He teamed with local artist,
Al Feser, to develop the concept and leveraged HMI resources to CAD design, fabricate and finish.

The eagle sculpture drew much attention from the guests at the Mardi Gras themed event which was hosted by Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  Southwest Initiative Foundation got the winning bid and will be proudly displaying the sculptured artwork on their site.

Tom and Barb Daggett have a long history of being involvement with the community and supporting  their home town of Hutchinson.

tom shaking hands with bidder

Kerry Schmidt on CAD

Artist Al FeserHMI Team

Tom Dagget with art concepts

Laser technology applied to weld set-up

HMI added a LPT8 precision laser projector to assist welders with complex assemblies. This projector uses HMI’s very own 3D CAD models to project part outlines, with an accuracy down to 0.010”, to allow welders to position parts visually by hand.
3D Laser Projected GussetThis eliminates the need for tooling set-ups on smaller jobs, creates an additional level of quality control, and increases production capabilities. Learn more.

New 4 Plus axis machine

HMI recently added a Toshiba 6” is a 4 Plus axis machine that is capable of handling parts up to 157”x122”x 84” and up to 25 tons in weight. This machine is also equipped with a 90 degree head to handle practically every machining need.

Toshiba 6"  4 Plus Axis

Toshiba 4 Plus Axis

Tom Daggett keynote speaker at Minnesota Manufactureres Summit

Tom DaggettOn October 23rd, Tom Daggett, President of HMI, was the keynote speaker for the 2013 Minnesota Manufacturers Summit. Tom spoke about the growing manufacturing in Greater Minnesota.

The summit was provided by the Minnesota Manufacturers Coalition, which is managed by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.   Attendees had the opportunity to network with their peers and communicate with key state policymakers.

Hutchinson Manufacturing, LLC

Hutchinson Manufacturing, LLC