Hardinge, Inc. took over production of the famous Series I Bridgeport and produced new machines in record time. Machine Builders of New England is a major part of the process and is working with Hardinge to offer a quality product. The following link is an article as published in American Machinist which describes how all of this came about.
Who we are:
A company composed of former employees of Bridgeport Machines Inc. Together we have many decades of experience producing the original Bridgeport Milling Machine. Our company is the sole manufacturer of the Bridgeport 2J Milling Head, the Bridgeport X axis power feed and the X, Y, Z axis acme feed screws that all go into the new Bridgeports produced in the USA by Hardinge, Inc. of Elmira, NY.
Our employees have over 200 years combined experience working at the original Bridgeport, Inc factory and re-manufacturing Bridgeport knee mills. They have experience, skills and proven craftsmanship not to be found anywhere else.
Machine Builders of New England continues to re-manufacture and assemble Bridgeport knee mills to the same specifications that made Bridgeport the world renowned name in vertical knee mills. Hand scraping of machine ways and in the fitting of gibs, builds levels of accuracy and longevity into our machines that is unparalleled.