Well known Wheel manufacturer gives high praises to SHARP Vertical Machining Center for mold work.

Another satisfied customer’s testimonial  “No issues for 6,400 hours of operations since day one. Spindle speed set at 12k, operating 24/7 making our molds.  Supervisor stated that SHARP Model SVL-4525 cuts better than the more expensive (Japanese) competitor’s small double column VMC that sits next to it. No backlash problems! 

Boss told me to buy SHARP in the  future.  We ordered 3 more . “  

PRIME WHEEL is one of  the country’s largest wheel manufacturers.


Sharp Model SVL-4525 features :

  •   High precision, heavy duty VMC for mold work 
  •   45” x 25” x 20.1” travel
  •   4 Guideways; 2 Linear Roller Guideways plus 2 support ways
  •   Massive fully ribbed column and base castings
  •   Net Wt. 18,260 lbs
  •   15,000 rpm, CAT40, Direct Drive spindle
  •   Fanuc Oi-MD control
  •   1,417 ipm (36M/mm) rapid traverse



With Fagor 8055iA CNC Control and Drive System



  • Swing Over Bed 14”
  • Swing Over Gap 20”
  • Swing Over Cross Slide 8-5/8”
  • Distance Between Center 40”
  • Max. Turning Length 35.14”


  • Spindle Nose Type D1-4 Camlock
  • Spindle Bore 1-1/2”
  • Bar Capacity 1-1/2”
  • Taper of Spindle Bore MT#5


  • Flat bed CNC lathe with FAGOR 8055iA control and drive system
  • User friendly conversational programming language
  • Different modes of operations available
  • Operate as manual lathe with electronic handwheels,
  • Operate as a full CNC lathe with programmable speed, using conversational language or G code language,
  • Operate semi automatically, combining manual and CNC operations
  • CNC CONTROL 8055i/A by FAGOR


  1. Manual – the lathe is operated like a conversational lathe, using the 2 electronic hand wheels in the front to move the axes. In addition if offers convenient features such as digital readout and constant surface speed.
  2. Semiautomatic – it allows 2 axes to be controlled with the cranking of 1 hand wheel; the machinist can cut arcs, tapers and chamfers.
  3. Automatic – with ability to execute any program, plus background editing capability. Powerful tool inspection mode included as well as full program control from keyboard programs to choose from, the 8085i/A will control everything from start to finish.
  4. Single step – the machinist can go through all or part of the process by executing the program step by step.


  1. Conversational – icon key with conversational graphic screens for easy operator data input. No prior programming experience needed
  2. G-code – this programming enables utilization of some sophisticated features such as parametric or variable programming. Auto –prompt via the help key prompts operator though graphic & text help screens.


  • Teach-in mode – the first part can be made manually while the control records the corresponding program, and then additional parts can be made in automatic mode.
  • Canned Cycles – by selecting the associated ICON key or G-code, the CNC will prompt you through all canned cycles including Turning, Facing, Grooving and Threading, All equipped with a Thread Repair Canned Cycle.
  • On-board profile editor for easy blue print programming. Simply enter the data right off the blueprint, the CNC automatically creates the program including complex profiles..
  • Solid graphic as standard with tool shape representation standard and available for use in both
  • Execution and Simulation mode, Also with line graphic capability.

Sharp Industries offers stability with two spindles, vertical & horizontal on our heavy duty CNC Bed Mills.

Sharp Industries, Inc. of Torrance, California is introducing a series of Heavy Duty CNC Bed Mills with 2 spindles, that can do vertical and horizontal machining on the same machine. Besides the regular vertical spindle, the machine head also has a horizontal spindle at the front that allows all the milling and drilling jobs to be done on one set up . With such design, the operator no longer has to move the work piece from one machine to another, to clamp and re-clamp, or to realign the work piece. With one set up, the accuracy of the work piece can be maintained.

Equipped with the optional rotary table, the machine can do 5 sides machining in one set up, that greatly increase the efficiency and reduce spindle idling time.

The series comes in 4 different sizes, with X and Y axes travel range from 51" x 33" to 78" x 47",the Z travel ranges from 21" to 39". FANUC Oi-MF control is used for the control. The head is equipped with hi low gear, and the #50 taper spindle has motors range from 15 HP to 25 HP. Machine wt up to 33,000 lbs.

Sharp Industries 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

The Sharp SVX- 500 vertical machining center is engineered to have unrivaled quality and outperform all other machines in its category. Sharp's SVX-500 allows true 5-sided and 5-axis simultaneous machining.

Mold making gets easier with SHARP SVL 4525-SX

SHARP Industries is offering a new model of Linear Roller Way Vertical Machining Center, model SVL-4525- SX which features a X,Y,Z travel of 45” x 25” x 20”. This machine is a heavy duty, linear roller way machine perfect for die-mold manufacturing. The machine features a high speed, 25 HP motor, direct drive 15,000 rpm spindle (optional 20,000). For higher tool rigidity the machine is equipped with a CAT 40 BIG PLUS spindle. The SHARP SVL-4525- SX has a rapid traverse up to 1,417 inches per minute (36M). As the heaviest machine in its class at over 18,000 lbs., this machine is perfect for high precision mold work, with scales mounted at the axes, positioning and repeatability is held within 0.00008”. Thermal stability of the machine is maintained by a spindle oil chiller and electric cabinet heat exchanger. The model uses a Fanuc Oi-MF advanced control system with high speed contouring software and Fanuc drives and motors. SHARP offers numerous standard features which enhance the productivity of this machine, they include: a removable MPG hand-wheel, USB port and embedded Ethernet on the control panel, spindle air blast, air gun and coolant gun mounted at front of machine, oil skimmer, chip conveyor, coolant through spindle prepped and ATC air accumulator.
SHARP’s SVL-4525- SX is ideal for die-mold manufacturers and job shops looking for high quality performance and superior results at a competitive price.
Our customers reviewed SHARP Industries SVL-4525- SX as a better cutting machine than its well-known competitors.
For more information contact Sharp Industries at 310-370- 5990 or e-mail at

Compact High Speed Vertical Machining Center

compact high speed vertical machining center. Mini Mill

SHARP INDUSTRIES, INC. of Torrance, California, a machine tool manufacturer, is introducing a new line of Compact Linear Guideway Vertical Machining Centers with high spindle speed (up to 20,000 rpm, direct drive), fast rapid traverse, and small foot print.

The compact size model SVL2416 has X, Y, Z travel of 24” x 16” x 18”, different spindle speeds (10,000, 12,000, 15,000 and 20,000 rpm) for various applications. The CAT-40 spindle has the motor delivers up to 10 HP of power at 30 min rating. The machine can be equipped with Fanuc 0i-MD control or the Siemens Sinumerik 828 control that has the “Shop Mill” conversational style programming. USB ports, Embedded Ethernet are located at the control panel for easy transfer of machining data. Electric cabinet heat exchanger, Rigid tapping, Electronic Handwheel (MPG) are included in the standard features. The productivity package also includes a hand held coolant gun for washing the work piece and the inside of the machine enclosure, an air blower nozzle for cutting dry, and an air gun to clear chips on work piece. It also includes the ATC air reserve tank with alarm to stabilize the incoming air pressure and volume, plus the spindle oil chiller that provides refrigerated oil circulating around the spindle to draw heat from it to control the thermal expansion due to high speed spindle. Optional accessories to improve productivity includes: Rotary table, Coolant Through Spindle, Glass scales, Tool Probe, and Tool Setter.

The machine construction consists of Meehanite casting components, a fully enclosed metal enclosure with over sized, removable side doors, high precision linear roller ball system, and double anchored, pre-tensioned double nut ball screws. 

For more information call us at 310-370-5990 or e-mail

SHARP Expands Rotary Table Line

Sharp Industries, Inc of Torrance, California has expanded its new line of rotary tables, to 4 models with table diameters of 6.7", 7.8", 9.8" and 12.6”. The models are also designed to provide an optimum way to handle small parts by using the commonly available 5C collet and collet closure system.

SHARP Rotary Table accuracy is achieved through quality manufactured parts and custom manufactured Dual Lead Worm Gear System. This system is designed specifically for the SHARP model. It is a one piece unit that is more rugged and accurate than the other Split Worm Gear System. Besides providing a smooth, uninterrupted motion, high worm gear efficiency, and easy adjustment for backlash, it also offers rigidity and excellent wear characteristics. The unit has a continuous type input increment of 0.001 degree. It is compatible with CNC drives from FANUC, SIEMENS, and FAGOR.


Sharp Industries, Inc of Torrance, California is now offering a large size Vertical Bed Type Milling Machine, Model KMA-5H. The KMA-5H features a travel range of 98" x 31.5" x 27.5", a 106" x 30" table and a 20 HP vertical head.   The #50 taper vertical spindle is equipped with hi-low gear and high power frequency drive inverter to deliver high torque with variable speed change.  The vertical head is driven by servo motor allowing variable speed vertical travel. The KMA-5H is also equipped with a separate horizontal head mounted at the side of the column,  the head moves up and down with a range of 27.5” and is also driven by a servo motor to allow variable speed travel.  The KMA-5H has a 7.5 HP spindle motor and #50 taper, such design for a machine with two spindles, allows vertical and horizontal boring or milling operations to be done in one set up. The KMA-5H greatly increases efficiency and accuracy on large work pieces. The oversize table has extra outboard support in addition to the wide machine base, offering more stability in heavy milling and boring applications. X and Y axis travel is also driven by servo motors allowing smooth and variable speed traverse. All three axes are equipped with pneumatic lock device and electronic hand wheel (MPG) for easy movement of the huge table and heads.

Major castings are made from honeycomb ribbed castings for maximum vibration dampening features. All box ways are hardened and ground to maintain durability under heavy duty machining. Machine wt. over 30,000 lbs.

Congratulations to the Sharp Industries Survey Winner!

Sharp Industries sent out a survey to current owners of a Sharp Mini Mill, a random survey was selected for an Iscar Tooling Package valued at $1,000. Leonard Jaskewicz of T H E M Services located in Easton, PA was the lucky winner! Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey!

Featured Article in Manufacturing News, March 2015

Young Metalworking Students Trained on Sharp Machining Centers

High school students working as welders, fabricators, machinists, etc., might not be a common sight, yet this is exactly what can be found in the Hurley High School manufacturing program in Wisconsin. Operating out of the Hurley High School Technology Education Department is Northwoods Manufacturing, a student-run business that aims to teach students about careers in manufacturing while giving them real-world and hands-on manufacturing experience. 

"Northwoods Manufacturing processes all work projects quickly and accurately. Teaching and learning is our main priority," said Jacob Hostettler, Metals Teacher, who along with Roger Peterson, Woods Teacher, spearheads the program.

The students produce all of the products sold by Northwoods Manufacturing, which range from small wooden turned pens, products produced on a CNC router, a variety of metal fabrication jobs, welding projects and machined parts on a CNC machining center. (more)