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  • Hurco Introduces New VMX Machining Center

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco added a new machining center to its performance VMX line. The VMX6030i has 30 inches of travel in Y, with 60 inches of travel in the...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco added a new machining center to its performance VMX line. The VMX6030i has 30 inches of travel in Y, with 60 inches of travel in the X-axis and 24 inches in the Z-axis. According to Hurco, the addition of the new model was specifically due to requests from mold customers who wanted more Y-axis travel without jumping to the larger footprint of the Hurco VMX64.

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    The Hurco VMX6030i includes many features as standard that competitive models offer as options, such as a 40-tool swing-arm ATC, a 12K rpm spindle, and 115-gallon coolant tank. The VMX6030i has a larger table with a working surface of 66.14 inches x 30 inches and includes the patented Hurco motion system,
    UltiMotion®, which reduces cycle time and improves surface finish. As with all Hurco machine tools, the VMX6030i is powered by the integrated Hurco control that supports both ISO/EIA and Conversational Programming.

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    Published: 10/29/2013 |  2:58 PM
  • Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech Unveiled on MFG Day

    ​​​INDIANAPOLIS—Industry and business leaders, educators, and students joined Hurco and Lincoln College of Technology Friday to commemorate Manufacturin...Read more  >>Tags:

    ​​INDIANAPOLIS—Industry and business leaders, educators, and students joined Hurco and Lincoln College of Technology Friday to commemorate Manufacturing Day with the grand opening of the Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus. Lincoln Tech’s new CNC Machining and Technology diploma program will begin November ​21 at the school’s 79th Street Campus.

     

    Michael Huber, President of ​​​​the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, kicked off the October 4th event by telling attendees that partnerships between education and industry are vital in order to close the skills gap. Todd Clark, President of Lincoln College of Technology's Indianapolis Campus, cut the ribbon to officially unveil the 5,000 square foot CNC machining center equipped with 10 brand-new Hurco CNC machining centers and turning centers.


    Hurco Companies, Inc. (​Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of CNC machine tools and technologies, has made a commitment to education throughout Indiana with CNC machine tools installed at Vincennes University, Purdue University, Notre Dame, and Lincoln Tech.


    Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc., said, “Our CNC technology is extremely beneficial to the classroom environment because the integrated computer system, called the control, supports multiple ways to program parts. Today, manufacturing is about technology—it’s where skilled trades and technology meetand Hurco CNC mills and lathes provide the technology piece that increases the value and relevance of the skills students will learn.”

     

    In addition to Volovic and Shaun McAlmont, CEO of Lincoln Educational Services, several business and industry leaders shared their stories to emphasize the need for more manufacturing education programs and the importance of changing misconceptions about careers in manufacturing.

     

    William Turner, Director of Education and Development at Allison Transmission, said manufacturing is a technology-driven career. He told the audience that many of the employees at Allison have worked there for 30+ years and he needs to ensure there are qualified employees to the positions they will vacate in the future. Turner, who is also a school board member for the Metropolitan District of Washington Township, said a four-year bachelors degree isn’t the best path for all students and education programs that focus on middle skills are critical to the success of companies like Allison.

     

    Gabe Draper, owner of Draper Manufacturing, and the President of the Indiana chapter of the National Tooling and Manufacturing Association (NTMA), said an often discussed topic at NTMA meetings is the adverse impact of the skills gap in Indiana with so few qualified machinists available. At his manufacturing facility, he has resorted to hiring some employees with no machining experience and training them on the job. In addition to their motivation, he attributes their success to the user-friendly attributes of his Hurco CNC machine tools because they have conversational programming that steps the machine operator through programming to create a part.



    Brian Burton, Vice President of the Indiana Manufacturers Association, echoed the importance of manufacturing in Indiana with a few statistics: one in five Indiana residents are employed by the manufacturing sector, nearly one-third of the state’s economy is generated by the manufacturing sector, and the average total wage (wages plus benefits) for manufacturing is more than $70,000/year.

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    Published: 10/7/2013 |  12:50 PM
  • Intelligent Machining Takes EMO by Storm

    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...Read more  >>Tags:

    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 generated."

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    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.

     

    Published: 10/1/2013 |  5:27 PM