In 1971 Richard Kennedy started Midwest Specialties Inc., a government contracting manufacturing business. To help with some manufacturing projects, he designed a tapping arm to increase speed and efficiency when tapping holes off of his NC machining centers.
As he perfected the design of the arm, the motor, and tooling it quickly turned into an essential tool in the shop. The FlexArm was first displayed at the 1986 IMTS trade show. This was our first machine tool launch and it is now well known as FlexArm.
Now, over 50 years & three generations later, Flex Machine Tools is still building innovative & high performing machine tool solutions with the lowest possible prices.
While the company and product line has grown to include hundreds of different machine tools solutions, our commitment to exceed customer expectations has been our key to success! We are pioneers in machine tool automation solutions, globally.
“flexibility” means the ability to bend or adapt to changing forces.
Be recognized as a pioneer of machine tool automation solutions.
We will achieve our vision by surrounding ourselves with the best people to build innovative & high performing machine tool solutions with the lowest possible prices.