Of more than 30
machines sold from the Hurco stand at EMO 2013, nine were the new 5-axisVMX42SRTi vertical machining center with a swiveling B-axis head, which was
making its European debut.
Three other sizes of
5-axis VMC in the manufacturer's latest 'i' series of intelligent machines were
also sold. All the machines feature enhancements to machine control and connectivity as well
as significantly reduced power consumption compared with earlier models.
Michael Auer, the Hurco manager in charge of the stand in Hannover, said,
"The business climate appears to be very positive at the moment and there
are strong signs that the European economy is coming out of recession. We welcomed 1,100 visitors onto our 400 m2 stand and were delighted with
the interest shown in our products and the level of business it
Managing director of the company's UK headquarters, David Waghorn, commented,
"There were quite a few visitors from Britain this year, which should
generate extra business for us. People seem to be receptive to the
improved design of our latest machining centres and lathes – and our WinMax
conversational control continues to be a major selling point."
"This year's show
was the first EMO where visitors were able to see our patented UltiMotion
software in action, with its dynamic look-ahead up to 10,000 blocks, allowing
25 to 30 per cent faster cycle times and improved surface finish.
Even the control hardware on our 'i'-series machines has been enhanced to
include a solid state hard drive and to simplify servicing, making it even more
reliable than before," explained Auer.
WEST ORANGE, NJ--Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced a training partnership with Hurco Companies, Inc., (HURC) to train a new generation of CNC Machinists on the Indianapolis, IN campus of Lincoln College of Technology.
Lincoln will become one of the first proprietary school networks to launch a program offering training for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Machining careers. The CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology program will train students in manufacturing fundamentals such as milling and turning, and will also include advanced machining concepts and simulated workplace exercises. All hands-on lab training will take place on Hurco equipment, which the manufacturer is providing to Lincoln. The agreement with Hurco establishes Lincoln as a training partner through 2018.
"Lincoln is excited to be partnering with a worldwide leader--not to mention a close neighbor--in Hurco of Indianapolis," says Indianapolis campus President Todd Clark. "The 10 CNC machines Hurco will provide will be invaluable to our students--who will always train on the most current Hurco technologies. It's a mutually beneficial partnership as well--our school is less than a mile from Hurco's world headquarters and they can use our training facility as a type of showroom when their own clients want to view their models in action. We're extremely excited to be working with them."
While Lincoln students will have the benefit of training on state-of-the-industry machines, Hurco will have the benefit of knowing their customers will be able to hire Lincoln graduates who join the workforce trained and ready to work on specific Hurco models. In addition, the top two graduating students from each Lincoln class will be offered paid internships with Hurco.
"The American manufacturing industry is one that we've wanted to directly support for some time now," says Shaun McAlmont, Lincoln's CEO. "This program, and the partnership with Hurco, will allow us to do just that. We anticipate a great deal of success on both sides - as Lincoln students graduate and go on to successful CNC careers that drive our nation's manufacturing rebound, and as Hurco strengthen their own workforce by having 'first choice' of our graduates."
Companies such as Hurco have been instrumental in developing technology and equipment that has reshaped and redefined what "manufacturing careers" entail. The industry has undergone a revolution that Lincoln will spotlight as it recruits prospective students, says McAlmont.
"Today's manufacturing jobs are technical in nature, and ideally suited for people who are analytical problem solvers and who want to build things using computers and technology," McAlmont explains. "These aren't the perceived 'factory' jobs of a generation or two ago, and people will be surprised at what they find when they come to a CNC facility. Modern manufacturing facilities are clean, comfortable, safe work environments."
Hurco's President Greg Volovic believes Lincoln can be a leading voice in changing the way manufacturing is viewed around the country. "Lincoln has the national reach to be an influential voice to educate the public about 21st century manufacturing in America, what it looks like, and why it is important," Volovic says.
"Lincoln's commitment to applied education and their grasp on the role of technology in manufacturing helps create a quality program where students can attain the education they need in order to launch new careers in the manufacturing sector."
"Our core customers, who run small to medium-sized job shops, tell us they continue to have difficulty finding qualified employees," Volovic adds. "Partnering with Lincoln to build a premier CNC machining program right here in Indianapolis is the perfect opportunity for Hurco. Manufacturing is where skilled trades and technology meet, and Hurco CNC mills and lathes provide the technology pieces that will increase the value and relevance of the skills students will learn."
Lincoln continues to seek out and establish new partnerships and programs around the country to bridge the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers. The Indianapolis campus is a 185,000+ square foot facility that has been redesigned to include a 5,000-square foot CNC Machining and Manufacturing training area. The campus will offer certificate and diploma programs in CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology, in addition to its current programs in Automotive, Diesel and Truck Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, and Electronics Systems Technology.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 15 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
Ind. - Hurco Companies, Inc.,
an Indiana company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting
machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana’s first college, have formed a
partnership that will further manufacturing education in Indiana. The VU
College of Technology has chosen Hurco as their Computer Numeric Controlled
(CNC) machine tool of choice. Students
pursuing a degree in Precision Machining Technology will benefit from the most
advanced machining technology available with access to 15 state-of-the-art
Hurco CNC machine tools.
University is delighted to enter into this partnership with Hurco Companies, a
worldwide leader in CNC machine tools and control technology. Working together,
we will make machinists more efficient and shops more profitable in the skilled
manufacturing landscape, which is especially important to the Indiana economy.
Access to Hurco technology will benefit our students in multiple ways,” said VU
President Dick Helton.
to Greg Volovic, president of Hurco Companies, Inc., “The
machining program at Vincennes is well-known in our industry as one of the best
in the nation and we are extremely excited to be a part of it. In fact, several
of our applications engineers are alumni of Vincennes so we have firsthand
knowledge of the valuable skills and experience students acquire at VU,”
VU offers the most
comprehensive Precision Machining Technology program in Indiana, and is one of
the few in the United States to offer specialized training in manual machining,
CNC machining, metal stamping die and plastic injection mold building.
With over 1,600 hours of
hands on experience, students have the opportunity to develop a solid
background in machine shop practices, as well as learn the set-up and operation
for all basic types of manual and CNC machine tools. Classroom discussions
focus on theory, terminology, and calculations.
The type and quality of
equipment used in VU labs include traditional machine tools as well as the
latest in CNC equipment— identical to that found in industry. In addition, VU’s
faculty has an extensive background in education, teaching, and industry, to
ensure that students receive instruction in both theory and practical
Technology graduates have the option of applying for acceptance into a 14 week
summer session, Advanced CNC Machining & Programming, providing them with
an additional 600 hours of hands on CNC training, as well as a second
salaries for VU’s Precision Machining graduates average in the $40,000 to
$50,000 range with some far exceeding this. Job opportunities are excellent,
with virtually 100 percent placement.
Hurco has more than 45 different CNC
machining center and turning center products, all powered by the company’s CNC
software, WinMax®, which includes hundreds of software features that
increase productivity and profitability for businesses in the skilled
“Our technology is especially
beneficial for advanced manufacturing companies that make parts and molds for
multiple industries, such as aerospace, defense, energy/mining, medical,
automotive, and motorsports. With more than 60 software patents, Hurco is a
prime example of the reality that today’s manufacturing is truly about
technology. The misconception that manufacturing isn’t technologically
innovative and exciting is one that we need to change in Indiana. I am
confident our involvement with Indiana’s leading manufacturing education
programs, such as the Vincennes program, will help educate prospective
students, parents of high school students, and the public about the exciting
careers available in manufacturing throughout Indiana,” explains Volovic.