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  • Hurco IMTS 2016 General Press Release

      INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company’s worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCorm...Read more  >>Tags: Event
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    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company’s worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCormick Place for IMTS 2016. Since Indianapolis is home to the single largest one-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, Hurco created a scaled down version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with a blimp and leaderboard, for their booth where IMTS attendees can race RC IndyCars. Attendees can check www.hurco.com/imts to see what hours open racing will take place and/or to register for a spot to race competitively. Prizes will also be announced on the website.

     

    “With all of the hype that surrounded the 100th Running of the Indy 500 this past May, we decided to use IMTS not only to showcase our CNC machines and control technology, but to showcase our home and bring the excitement of IndyCar to the show,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager of Hurco.

     

    “In addition to sponsoring IndyCar team Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) with drivers Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden, the team uses our CNC machines at their machine shop. Since we know that both racing and machining rely on speed, power, and precision to succeed, we thought the race to profitability theme would be a fun way to showcase how Hurco CNC machines make our customers more profitable,” said Smith.

     

    In addition to the IndyCar centerpiece RC track, nine machines will be on display at the Hurco booth and a working model of our new 3D print head adapter. New machines include the high speed double-column bridge type BX40i; the new open bed CNC mill, the HTM30i; the new 5-axis CNC machining center VC600i; and popular models from the other product lines, such as the 5-axis VMX42SWi CNC machining center, the 3-axis VMX6030i, the trunnion style 5-axis VM10Ui, the high speed 3-axis VMX24HSi CNC machine equipped with an Erowa robot, the general performance 3-axis VM20i, the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and subspindle, and the general purpose TM6i slant-bed lathe. Hurco’s new 3D print head adapter that connects to Hurco CNC mills for accelerated prototyping will be demonstrated at the booth.

     

     

     

    Published: 6/16/2016 |  4:34 PM
  • Hurco to Demonstrate 3D Print Head Adapter for CNC Machines at IMTS

    INDIANAPOLIS— Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers will have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs to a 3D printed rapid prototype dir...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    INDIANAPOLIS— Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers will have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs to a 3D printed rapid prototype directly on their CNC machine using an optional spindle-powered wireless accessory Hurco will unveil at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The 3D Print Head which extrudes plastic PLA filament will be exhibited at the Hurco booth and at the Additive Conference.

     

    “The new Hurco 3D Print Head takes commercial desktop 3D printing technology to the next level allowing users to take full advantage of the size of the machining center.  The portable accessory is powered and controlled by spindle rotation, so there are no wires to install, and it can easily be moved to other Hurco machining centers within a shop,” said Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc.

     

    “We’ve designed this product to make it easy for people who have no solid modeling experience. Hurco’s WinMax programming environment is the most versatile on the market today with our powerful conversational programming that is known for its user-friendly and intuitive user interface and the control’s support of standard M&G code programming. With this release, we’ve added support for additive manufacturing to the control,” said Volovic. 

     

    “The Hurco control’s WinMax software gives users powerful graphics tools to develop even the most complex 3D shapes quickly and efficiently with conversational programming. Once you program the part, simply select the WinMax 3D Print button to start the build process on the Hurco CNC machine. Alternately, you can send the model to a commercial 3D printer,” said Fred Gross, engineering manager at Hurco.

     

    “So many of our customers are true innovators and I know this product is going to accelerate their prototyping process. They will be able to turn their ideas into reality quickly and efficiently without ever making a chip,” said Volovic.

     

    Click here to download a free trial of WinMax with 3D Print

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    About Hurco: Hurco's targeted markets for the company's products are primarily independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. Based in Indianapolis, Hurco also has manufacturing operations in Taiwan, Italy, and China, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America and South America, Europe, and Asia, and has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, the USA, and Taiwan.

    Published: 6/15/2016 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco holds its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event at Indianapolis Headquarters

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco held its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event in May. Customers throughout the Midwest toured Hurco’s international headquarters in the...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco held its annual IndyCar Fast Friday VIP event in May. Customers throughout the Midwest toured Hurco’s international headquarters in the morning and proceeded to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they were treated to a VIP experience from Hurco’s IndyCar partner Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). Each year, attendees participate in some racing-themed competition. This year, they raced against one another for cash prizes on classic Indianapolis 500 video game simulators.

     

    The winners were:
    1st place - $200 – Scott Haycraft from Hannibal Machine
    2nd place $100 – Matt Weida from Canton Gear
    3rd place $50 – Dennis Young from Stellar Technologies

     

    In addition to machine demonstrations at Hurco, several of Hurco’s distributor partners attended the event and the following industry vendors exhibited: Iscar, MillStar, WorkNC, Algra Tooling, Bucci Industries, Rego-Fix, Hangsterfer’s, Jergens, and Allied Machine & Engineering.

     

    After the open house at Hurco, attendees were shuttled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where they had full suite access to ECR’s suite located in the famed Pagoda, behind-the-scenes garage tours and pit passes.

     

    After the open house at Hurco, attendees were shuttled to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where they had full suite access to ECR’s suite located in the famed Pagoda, behind-the-scenes garage tours and pit passes.

     

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    Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendees looking at demonstration on the Hurco VMX24i 3-axis CNC machine.Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendees looking at demonstration on the Hurco VMX24i 3-axis CNC machine.
    Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendees racing for cash prizes on the Indy 500 simulators.Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendees racing for cash prizes on the Indy 500 simulators.
    Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendee battling to qualify on the Indy 500 simulators.Hurco VIP Fast Friday attendee battling to qualify on the Indy 500 simulators.
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    Published: 6/15/2016 |  10:10 AM
  • JOHN FORCE RACING AND HURCO ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR DEAL

    BROWNSBURG, IN (June 1, 2016) --- CEO of John Force Racing Inc. and 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force along with Cory Miller, General Manager of ...Read more  >>Tags: Industry

    BROWNSBURG, IN (June 1, 2016) --- CEO of John Force Racing Inc. and 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force along with Cory Miller, General Manager of Hurco North America, announced an initial five year agreement between the Indianapolis area based companies that will continue to enhance the development and production capabilities of JFR and its Force American Made (FAM) machining company. FAM will be adding Hurco’s latest product technology with six state-of-the-art CNC machining and turning centers plus all support equipment to the machine shop area.

     

    “I am excited about this agreement with Hurco because having technology like these machines will translate to wins on the racetrack and take us to the next level. Not only are we getting high quality machines but we are also getting the experts to help us run them and train our engineers. It was great to work out this deal with Cory and I know all the guys in the shop are excited to get these machines in here and start putting them to work,” said John Force.

     

    “We are looking forward to entertaining customers here at our shop as well as working with them at the IMTS and PRI shows. We are also going to be using our FAM shop as a showcase and training facility for their products,” added Force.

     

    Hurco is an Indianapolis-based company with global reach. It has divisions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Their corporate offices have been located in Indianapolis, Indiana since the company's founding in 1968. Hurco engineers will be assisting John Force Racing with the set-up and training of all the new Hurco products. With more than 60 active patents, Hurco is focused on continuous innovation that makes machinists more productive and machine shops more profitable.

     

    “John Force Racing is a legendary brand in the world of NHRA and Hurco is proud to partner with them. We often say the world of racing and machining are a lot alike because the name of the game is speed, power, and precision. The JFR team and their facility, which is just down the road from Hurco’s international headquarters, are top notch and the ability to showcase our CNC machine technology at JFR’s Force American Made machine shop will be very beneficial. I know the sophisticated technology of the Hurco CNC machines will serve JFR well,” said Cory Miller, General Manager of Hurco North America.

     

    Hurco is installing the most technologically sophisticated CNC machines at JFR’s FAM shop, including the 5-axis VMX42SRTi and the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and sub-spindle in addition to other CNC machines from the VMX Performance Series. All of the Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion, which is the motion system Hurco invented that significantly reduces cycle time as well as machine jerk while improving surface finish quality of parts. All of the HUrco CNC machines are equipped with the integrated MAX5 control powered by WinMax software, considered the most versatile in the industry as it has intuitive conversational programming, Industry Standard NC, and Hurco’s NC/Conversational Merge that blends both programming methods for increased productivity.

    JForce Deal AnnouncementPictured: From left, David Plank, Cory Miller and JForceOn Tuesday CEO of John Force Racing Inc.
    and 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force
    Published: 6/7/2016 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco Introduces Double Column Bridge-Type Machine

    The Hurco BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine     INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 20...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event
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    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will unveil the BX40i double-column (bridge-type) CNC machine at IMTS 2016. The stability of the double-column design and the overall weight of the machine (20,062 lbs.) provide exceptional accuracy and outstanding surface finish capabilities. While designed specifically for the mold market and aerospace industry, the BX40i meets the needs of any high speed machining application that requires tighter tolerances while allowing the machine to operate at optimum spindle speeds due to the machine design.

     

    With the double-column design, there is less tool deflection and less vibration compared to a single column CNC machine and less thermal deformation due to the fact that the heat only affects the bridge structure in a straight line instead of occurring on both the X and Y axes.  Another advantage is the fact that the spindle is closer to the mass of the machine on a double-column machine, which provides increased rigidity. Additionally, the BX40i is built with size 45 roller rails on all axes and linear scales are standard.

     

    The Hurco BX40i differs from other bridge type CNC machines due to the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax® control software and the patented motion system called UltiMotion®. The flexibility of the Hurco control makes machinists more productive and job shops more profitable because it supports multiple programming methods: conversational programming that minimizes idle time that occurs when waiting for the CAD/CAM station; industry standard NC programming; and a Hurco-specific feature called NC/Conversational Merge that optimizes efficiency even further.

     

    UltiMotion is the sophisticated motion control software system Hurco invented that determines the optimal trajectory to run the tool and achieves programmed feed rates more consistently, reducing cycle time by as much as 30 percent or more, depending on the complexity of the part, while improving surface finish quality. With UltiMotion, cornering velocity is 2.5 times faster than conventional motion and machine jerk is reduced by at least 50 percent. Instead of fixed look-ahead, UltiMotion includes dynamic look ahead that is smart enough to adapt as required by the tool path. UltiMotion is different than the smoothing features offered by CAD/CAM software and improves upon even excellent CAM output because it provides better handling of the machine mechanics and dynamics. All Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion.

     

    BX40i specifications:

    Table Size 41.3" x 27.6"
    Table Load 2,204 lbs
    XYZ Travels 27.6" x 40.2" x 19.7"
    XYZ Rapids 1,535 ipm (Direct Drive Ballscrews)
    Spindle Taper HSK 63A
    Spindle RPM 18,000 (motorized)
    Spindle HP 47
    Spindle Torque 88 ft-lbs @ 2,800rpm
    ATC Stations 30
    Machine Weight 20,062 lbs

     

    In addition to the BX40i, Hurco will exhibit its new open bed CNC mill, the HTM30i; its new 3D print head adapter that connects to Hurco CNC mills for accelerated prototyping; the new 5-axis CNC machining center VC600i; and popular models from the other product lines, including the 5-axis VMX42SWi CNC machining center; the 3-axis VMX6030i; the trunnion style 5-axis VM10Ui; the high speed 3-axis VMX24HSi CNC machine; the general performance 3-axis VM20i; the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and subspindle; and the general purpose TM6i slant-bed lathe.

    Published: 6/7/2016 |  12:01 PM