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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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    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.

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    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
  • Hurco to exhibit 5-axis VMX42SRTi and 3-axis VM10i at the Elliott Matsuura Booth

    The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table is valuable for many applications, but has specific benefits for the aerospace ...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table is valuable for many applications, but has specific benefits for the aerospace industry. The design of the VMX42SRTi features a flush rotary torque table that provides a larger work cube and manufacturing flexibility. For 5-axis parts, the embedded C-axis rotary table supports taller parts due to more than 3.5 additional inches in Z. For 3-axis work, the increased table size supports parts up to 42 x 24 inches. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRTi include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm ATC, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and the integrated Hurco control that includes both conversational and NC programming modes in addition to Hurco’s exclusive NC/Conversational Merge feature.

     

    Hurco will also exhibit the general purpose VM10i 3-axis mill with X/Y/Z travels of 26 x 16 x 20 inches, a 10K spindle standard, a 20-station swing-arm ATC, and X/Y/Z rapids of 945 inches per minute. Additionally, both Hurco machines are equipped with UltiMotion. Invented by Hurco, UltiMotion is a sophisticated motion control system that simultaneously reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality due to the software algorithms that provide dynamic variable look-ahead up to 10,000 blocks.

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    Published: 3/7/2016 |  1:00 PM
  • Hurco to Debut New CNC Honing Capability at Motorsports Show

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has chosen the Performance Racing Industry trade show as the venue to unveil the company’s new CNC Honing feature. Eng...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has chosen the Performance Racing Industry trade show as the venue to unveil the company’s new CNC Honing feature. Engineers from Hurco and Bates Technologies worked together to implement stroke honing and air gauging for one of Hurco’s Fortune 500 customers earlier this year and the company is now offering this capability to other customers. The ability to expand the flexibility of the CNC machine to perform honing operations eliminates the need for dedicated CNC honing machines.

     

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    The Hurco VMX42i, considered the workhorse of the industry, will be used to demonstrate CNC honing. The VMX42i has X/Y/Z travels of 42” x 24” x 24”, a dual-wound 12,000 RPM spindle that provides more torque at a lower base speed without requiring a gearbox, a wider table that extends across the entire Y-axis and moves completely forward in the work cube for easy operator access, and a 30-station swing-arm ATC.

     

     

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    Other demonstrations that are advantageous to the motorsports industry will be conducted by Hurco customers. Mast Motorsports will showcase head porting and head machining on the VMX42SWi, a 5-axis machine that utilizes a swivel head for the B-axis that has travels of +/- 90 degrees and a rotary table for the A-axis. The VMX42SWi has X/Y/Z travels of 42” x 24” x 24”, a 12,000 RPM dual-wound Yaskawa spindle motor, fast 1,378 ipm rapid traverse rates (X and Y axes), larger linear rails that are wedge locked and mounted to a machined shoulder to increase rigidity, and a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC). The lead engineer from Mast Motorsports will be on-hand to answer questions about the demonstration.

     

    TMM8i

    Hurco and their IndyCar partner Carpenter Fisher Harman Racing (CFHR) will machine a damper part the race team manufactures at their Hurco CNC Machine Shop in Indianapolis on the TMM8i slant-bed lathe with live tooling. The lead machinist from CFHR will be on hand to answer questions about the demonstration. The TMM8i has a 2-inch bar capacity and an 8-inch chuck with a maximum turning diameter of 25 inches and maximum turning length of 79.4 inches. The fast servo turret provides fast and accurate tool indexes with the ability to use any combination of ID and OD tool holders. The C-axis programs to .001 degree and it is standard on the Hurco lathes with live tooling unlike many competitive models.

     

    The unique advantage of Hurco CNC machines is the flexibility of the control because it empowers the machinist to determine the most efficient way to program the part whether it be CAD/CAM and Industry Standard NC, or Conversational Programming. This type of flexibility is especially valuable for the racing industry because the machinist can program the part right at the control with conversational programming and rely on the sophisticated verification graphics to prove out the part before machining.

     

    Robbie Ott, lead machinist for CFHR said, "I especially like using the Hurco when building prototypes. Just recently we built prototype damper parts. And like with most prototypes, we did not succeed the first time. Hurco gave us the flexibility to make modifications quickly and easily without starting from scratch."

     

    Another IndyCar machinist Shane Sievers said the flexibility of the control makes the need for quick turnaround easy, “In a lot of ways, we’re like a prototype shop. I’ll get a call when the team is on the race track and they’ll say they need a part tomorrow morning. Sometimes I have a print. Sometimes I sketch it out on a piece of paper. The Hurco control makes it easy to get the part from my head to the control…the Hurcos are made to handle that kind of quick turnaround and the need for flexibility.”

    Published: 10/14/2015 |  1:00 PM
  • Gage Machine Tool Sales Rep Wins Top 5 Award at Hurco National Meeting

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge the team of accomplished distributors and ...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge the team of accomplished distributors and agents throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, and South America who represent Hurco. The national meeting of Hurco distributor partners was held at the Colts Sports Complex this year to kick off the new partnership Hurco has established with the local NFL team. Banquet attendees had the chance to snap a picture with the Super Bowl XLI Trophy that was on display and to access restricted areas of the complex, such as the player locker rooms, the indoor practice field, weight room, film room, and lounge/game room.

     

    Jon Doell of Gage Machine Tool, the full-service distributor that represents Hurco in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and northwestern Missouri, was the second most successful sales representative in North America, earning him the Top 5 Sales Representative Award from Hurco. Other recipients of the Hurco Top Sales Representative Award were Jim Braun (#1), of Braun Machinery, Tim Navalta (#3) of Braun Machinery, Tom Drazkowski (#4) of Stone Machinery, and Bryan Recktenwald (#5) of ACI Machine Tools.

     

    The distributors were also recognized for their achievements in representing Hurco. The Top 5 Distributors in order were Braun Machinery (Michigan), Reynolds Machinery (Ohio), Brooks Associates (Massachusetts), ACI Machine Tools (Kentucky), and Stone Machinery (Minnesota).

     

    CJ Smith Machinery Company (Missouri) won the Top Distributor Market Share Award and Top Distributor Growth went to Dynamic International (Wisconsin).

     

    Hurco also welcomed new distributors Crotts & Saunders (representing Hurco in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and southeastern West Virginia), COSA Intermaquinas (representing Hurco in Brazil, South America), MDI Machine Tools (representing Hurco in southeastern Texas), and Motch & Eichele Company (representing Hurco in western Pennsylvania).

     

     


    Fred Braun (left) accepts the Top Unit Sales Award for Braun Machinery from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Fred Braun also accepted the Top Sales Representative Award for Jim Braun, General Manager of Braun Machinery.

     

     

     


    Jon Doell of Gage Machine Tool (left) accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Tim Navalta of Braun Machinery (left) accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Tom Drazkowski (left) of Stone Machinery accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Stone Machinery also won the Top Five Distributor Award for units sold.

     

     


    Bryan Recktenwald (left) of ACI Machine Tool Sales accepts the Top Five Sales Representative Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Scott Mays (left) of Reynolds Machinery accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Joe Klier (left) of Brooks Associates accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    George McMichael (right) of ACI Machine Tool Sales accepts the Top Five Distributor Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    David Smith (left) of CJ Smith Machinery Company accepts the Top Market Share Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

     


    Vince Ferrara (left) of Dynamic International accepts the Top Distributor Growth Award from Joe Braun, Hurco Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

     

    Published: 9/15/2015 |  1:00 PM
  • New York Entrepreneur Makes Largest One-Time Purchase

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Charles Boyce, owner of Boyce Technologies in New York, broke the Hurco USA record for the largest single purchase of Hurco CNC machines in ...Read more  >>Tags: Customer, Product

    INDIANAPOLIS—Charles Boyce, owner of Boyce Technologies in New York, broke the Hurco USA record for the largest single purchase of Hurco CNC machines in the division’s history. Boyce Technologies designs and manufactures security and communications equipment for the mass transit market, including emergency response systems, intercom systems, security alarm systems, radio and wireless networks, and customer information display systems. Their newest system, called Help Point, is what subway riders in New York City use to get information and to get help when needed.

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    Founded in 2007, the company has grown from one employee, the owner Charles Boyce, to 60. Boyce Technologies received the 2015 Inc. Top 5000 Honors with a rank of #166 due to its 3-year growth rate of 2,442%. Inc. also ranked Boyce #16 of the Top New York Companies, and #3 for Top Manufacturing Companies. 

     

    Charles Boyce purchased his first Hurco CNC machine from Hurco distributor Brooks Associates in 2008 before he had a commercial building. “The first VMX30 was installed in the living room. We had to cut the ceiling joists away to allow the Z travel to retract fully,” said Boyce.

     

    With this latest order, the Hurco fleet of CNC machines at Boyce Technologies numbers 21. Boyce credits the ability to choose the best manufacturing technology as one of the key components that has made his company successful in developing technology solutions for its customers in the mass transit sector. Specifically, the Hurco control powered by WinMax® provides the versatility required to go from concept to finished part. The control also has the specifications to handle large program part files with a solid state drive that has 2GB of RAM, a 2 GHz processor, 64GB hard drive, and Hurco’s patented motion system, UltiMotion, that provides up to 10,000 blocks of lookahead.  

     

    In addition to the original 3-axis VMX30, seven Hurco VMX42i mills, five VMX84i mills, two high-speed mills, and a lathe with live tooling, Boyce has invested in high-end 5-axis technology from Hurco with his purchase of two VMX42SRTi swivel head 5-axis mills and three trunnion style 5-axis mills. The VMX42SRTi is equipped with a C-axis, torque, rotary table that has unlimited angular movement. The extra large table delivers exceptional manufacturing flexibility to manufacture a high mix of parts because the additional table space can be used for secondary operations or 3-axis work.

     

    Hurco recently released the MAX5 control console, which features numerous ergonomic design features focused on operator usability. “Our trust in Hurco has led us to purchase the largest quantity of Max 5 controllers in the world, making our new LIC (Long Island City) production center one of the most advanced production centers in America,” said Boyce.

     

    In addition to selecting the right CNC technology to develop technology solutions, Boyce credits his team of designers, CAD drafters, CNC programmers, machinists, welders, engineers, assemblers, field technicians, project managers, software designers, salespeople and administrative support for the company’s rapid success. “Together, they find innovative solutions to deliver emergency response systems, intercom systems, security alarm systems, radio and wireless networks, customer information display systems and integrated software that are reliable in the harsh conditions of mass transit and other such venues. They are a team that solves problems and takes pride in the work they do,” said Boyce.

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    Published: 9/1/2015 |  1:32 PM
  • Hurco Launches New MAX5 Control

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—“Maximum usability is the foundation of the new control from Hurco that is referred to as Max5,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for ...Read more  >>Tags: Product, Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—“Maximum usability is the foundation of the new control from Hurco that is referred to as Max5,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “The numerous ergonomic features are a testament to the collaborative relationship we share with our customers, who tested preliminary designs of MAX5 and gave their feedback during multiple usability tests we hosted during the development process. We incorporated more than 80 changes based on those usability tests. That’s why we feel comfortable saying the MAX5 control was designed and built for machinists: customer refined and customer approved,” said Smith.

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    Key features of the Hurco MAX5 control include a keypad that is adjustable up to 90 degrees, a 19-inch LCD screen with touch-screen navigation that includes a second folding auxiliary screen with die-cast stainless hinges, which is standard on most models in the company’s 65-model lineup.

     

    The verification graphics screen has been redesigned so the machinist can customize what information appears: full screen verification graphics, digital readout (DRO), or both. The new full screen DRO or Mini-DRO can be selected instead of the graphics screen to best suit the task at hand, be it programming, machining or concurrent operations (running the current job while simultaneously programming another job). Additionally, the new Quick Menu minimizes multiple button presses so the machinist can quickly access the information needed.

     

    The Hurco MAX5 control has three remote jog options: standard, LCD, and LCD wireless. The LCD units allow the machinist to set up tools and parts right from the remote jog unit. All jog units feature a large 70 mm hand wheel with finger cup spinner, graspable over molded body, integrated flashlight, magnetic base, and T-slot tongue.

     

    In addition to the ergonomic design of the control, intuitive navigation, and three remote jog unit options, Hurco has included new WinMax® software features that will make customers more productive and more profitable whether they use conversational programming on the shop floor or Industry Standard NC.

     

    “One of the new WinMax® software features of the MAX 5 control is AdaptiPathTM, a conversational pocketing feature used in high-end CAD/CAM packages that increases metal removal rates, supports rest machining, reduces cycle time, and extends tool life due to controlled engagement cutting. AdaptiPath creates a smooth tool path motion, controls chip load, provides constant tool engagement, and also includes rest machining. With rest machining, larger diameter tools can be used to efficiently remove material, followed by a rest machining pass that uses a smaller cutter to access the areas of the feature that the larger tool couldn’t access. The faster material removal significantly reduces cycle time, especially for pocketing applications. Our test cut results showed that AdaptiPath was 60% faster: 02:21 with AdaptiPath compared to 06:09 without it,” Smith said.

     

    “The Hurco MAX5 is also equipped with features that benefit NC shops, such as the new Job List feature that lets you group files together and run them sequentially without operator intervention. Job List promotes automation, lights-out machining, program stitching, file bundling, and adaptive processes,” Smith continued.

    Published: 8/3/2015 |  1:33 PM
  • Hurco Announces Acquisition of Two Machine Tool Companies

    INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with int...Read more  >>Tags: Industry

    INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies for the worldwide metal cutting market, announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it acquired substantially all of the assets of U.S.-based Milltronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a Milltronics CNC Machines (Milltronics). Founded in 1973, Milltronics designs and manufactures CNC knee mills, toolroom bed mills, vertical machining centers, combination lathes, slant-bed lathes, horizontal machining centers, and bed mills.

    In addition, Hurco announced today that its subsidiary Hurco Manufacturing Limited (Hurco Ltd.) entered into an agreement to acquire the business, technology, goodwill and operating assets of Takumi Machinery Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese company founded in 1988 (Takumi). Takumi designs and manufactures CNC vertical machining centers, double column machining centers, high speed bridge machines and other machine tools, with sales primarily in Taiwan, China and Europe. Subject to approval of the acquisition by the shareholders of Takumi at a meeting to be held before the end of July 2015, and to customary closing conditions, Hurco expects the closing of the acquisition to occur by the end of July 2015. Liberty Diversified International, Inc. (LDI) is the sole shareholder of Milltronics and the owner of approximately 98% of the outstanding shares of Takumi. LDI has agreed to cause the required Takumi shareholder approval to be obtained.

    Mr. Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco, said:

    "We believe these strategic acquisitions will significantly benefit global customers and Hurco. The Milltronics and Takumi machine tool brands are strong global brands for expansive machine tool product lines. Milltronics and Takumi have a combined customer base exceeding 18,000 installed machines throughout 30 countries. Hurco plans to continue to market the Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi branded machine tool products separately, given the distinguishing, unique values of each product line and brand. The Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi machine tool product lines should benefit from development of product enhancements, technologies and models due to the ability to leverage shared resources and cross-utilization of proven engineering designs.  We believe these acquisitions will assist in our efforts to expand our global platform, particularly in strategic markets such as China and Latin America, and to achieve manufacturing cost reductions from economies of scale and manufacturing efficiencies."

    Mr. Volovic continued:

    "Takumi and Milltronics machine tool products and end user markets are highly complementary to Hurco machine tool products and end user markets, in that approximately 60% of Milltronics and Takumi's machine tool lines are unique, will expand our consolidated product range and customer base, and will accelerate emerging market penetration. For example, unlike Hurco and Milltronics machine tools, Takumi machines are equipped with industrial controls from Fanuc, Siemens, Mitsubishi or Heidenhain for high-volume manufacturing environments. The combined Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi businesses will represent one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the machine tool industry, with more than 150 different models. We believe that these two acquisitions should be accretive to Hurco's consolidated earnings in its 2016 fiscal year."

    Michael Doar, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hurco Companies, Inc., stated:

    "Since Hurco was founded in 1968, the cornerstone of the company has been its culture of innovation that focuses on consistent and continuous research and development. We are confident this culture will transfer to Milltronics and Takumi as they are both companies comprised of people who share our passion to advance the manufacturing industry through innovation. We look forward to working with Milltronics and Takumi employees and customers and sharing the success of our efforts with our shareholders.

    Published: 7/21/2015 |  4:01 PM
  • Hurco Expands Distribution to South America

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the appointment of COSA IntermáquinasComércio De Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda., as the exclusive full-service distributor o...Read more  >>Tags: Industry

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the appointment of COSA IntermáquinasComércio De Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda., as the exclusive full-service distributor of Hurco CNC machines in Brazil, South America. Hurco and COSA officially announced the partnership at the FEIMAFE show​ in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

     

    Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco Americas, said, “We decided to expand our global reach to the world’s ninth largest market because we found the right partner in COSA. Due to the expertise of the more than 60 employees and the competence and experience of the leadership team, I am confident this relationship will benefit both Hurco and COSA in addition to manufacturers in Brazil.”

     

    Marcos Antoniazzi, Director of COSA Intermáquinas, said, “COSA is excited to represent Hurco in Brazil. The benefits of the Hurco CNC machines are ideal for the market in Brazil where almost 90 percent of the manufacturers are classified as small to medium in size. Due to the flexibility of the Hurco control, these manufacturers can make parts more efficiently and increase their profit margin because the control is equally powerful whether you use industry standard NC, or G-Code, or the intuitive Hurco conversational programming. Additionally, the NC/Conversational Merge feature of the Hurco control combines the benefits of both NC and conversational. This versatility will be very appealing to manufacturers in Brazil.”

     COSA and Hurco at FEIMAFE

    Hurco was founded in 1968 in the USA, and has 11 divisions internationally. The company is known for inventing control technology that makes manufacturers in the small to medium batch environment more profitable because the Hurco control minimizes programming and setup time. The company manufactures more than 60 models of CNC machines including 3-axis mills, 5-axis mills, slant-bed lathes, lathes with live tooling, boring mills, horizontal mills, heavy duty lathes, and double column machining centers.

     

    While COSA was founded in Switzerland in 1917 and started selling machinery in Brazil in 1942, the Brazilian COSA has been in operation as a private company since 1992. COSA is a full-service distributor with offices in Sao Paulo and Caxias Do Sul. The team of 60 employees includes applications engineers, sales engineers, service engineers, and administrative staff.

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    Published: 7/6/2015 |  3:52 PM
  • Hurco Announces Take 5 for 5-Axis Initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS—In an effort to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of 5-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five si...Read more  >>Tags: Event, Product

    INDIANAPOLIS—In an effort to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of 5-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides, Hurco announced a major initiative called Take 5 for 5-axis. 

     

    “We are dedicated to helping shops increase profit margins and productivity by developing sophisticated control technology that is intuitive, easy to learn, and easy to use. Because we know that adopting a 5-sided process is the most efficient way to instantly increase profit margins on existing parts, we’ve dedicated substantial engineering and R&D resources to 5-axis technology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc.

     

    “Purchasing a 5-axis machine is truly an investment in the future that pays dividends today,” continued Smith. “When a shop invests in a 5-axis mill and runs their existing parts on the 5-axis employing 5-sided machining, or 3+2 as it is sometimes called, they immediately reduce setup time, increase accuracy, and reduce cycle time on those parts. In the future, they can bid on the more complex 5-axis simultaneous work, or full 5-axis. Not only do they expand their capabilities and customer base, they help their employees expand their skills,” said Smith.

    The Take 5 initiative includes the redesign and relaunch of an educational website dedicated to 5-axis and 5-sided: 5-axis.org; a 5-axis webinar hosted by Modern Machine Shop; and the introduction of five Hurco 5-axis models: the VMX30UHSi, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi, and VMX60Ui.


    Hurco 5-axis high speed VMX30UHSi mill

    The VMX30UHSi is a trunnion-style 5-axis machine equipped with a high-speed 18,000 rpm integral motorized spindle. As with all U-Series Hurco 5-axis machines, the VMX30UHSi was designed with an integrated trunnion table, which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of just mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. The second new trunnion-style 5-axis machine from Hurco is the VMX60Ui, which has a 12,000 rpm spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/26.5 inches.

     

    picture of 4th axis VMX42SWi mill

    The two new SWi machines added to the lineup are the VMX84SWi with X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30 inches and the VMX42SWi with travels of 42/24/24 inches. The SWi models offer 4-axis rotary functionality utilizing the same B-axis swivel head design as the aforementioned SRTi models, but can equipped with an optional A-style rotary table that meets your needs instead of the C-axis table that is on the SRTi models.

    The VMX42HSRTi has a swivel-head design with direct drive, rotary, torque table (C-axis) and is equipped with a high-speed 18,000 rpm integral motorized spindle. The VMX42HSRTi has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 and the table’s working surface is 50 x 24 inches. All of the SRTi 5-axis machines provide maximum manufacturing versatility to support a high mix of parts: complex simultaneous 5-axis parts; 5-sided parts; and because the rotary torque table is embedded, the generous working surface of the table supports secondary operations, 3-axis work, or even plate work. Additionally, the stout table supports heavier loads and the rotary torque table has unlimited angular movement instead of just 360 degrees that is often standard throughout the industry.

    To learn more, go to www.hurco.com/take5

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    800.634.2416


    Published: 5/12/2015 |  4:02 PM
  • Hurco CNC Machine Technology at Brooks and Greenleaf booths at EASTEC

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will demonstrate the power of Hurco 5-axis technology at Eastec Booth 1206. The Hurco 5-axis VMX30Ui has ...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will demonstrate the power of Hurco 5-axis technology at Eastec Booth 1206. The Hurco 5-axis Hurco 5-Axis VMX30UiVMX30Ui has an integrated trunnion-style 5-axis machine with X/Y/Z travels of 30/20/20.5 inches, a 12,000 rpm spindle, and rapid traverses in the X and Y axes of 1,378 inches per minute and 1,181 inches per minute in the Y-axis. As with all Hurco U-Series 5-axis machines, the VMX30Ui was designed with an integrated trunnion table, which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of just mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. Additionally, it is equipped with the integrated Hurco control that has numerous features for easy 5-sided conversational programming that eliminates the need for a CAM system. The versatility of the control is especially valuable to job shops because it supports both conversational programming and Industry Standard NC. Brooks Associates will also exhibit the Hurco VMX24HSi high-speed mill and the TM6i slant-bed lathe.

     

    Greenleaf Corporation will exhibit the Hurco VM10i mill at Booth 5317. The VM10i has a small footprint with a large work cube. At both booths, attendees will see Hurco’s patented motion system in action. UltiMotion was invented by Hurco and simultaneously reduces cycle time up to 30% and improves surface finish quality.

     
    Brooks Associates
    300 Longwater Drive, Unit A
    Norwell, MA 02061

    Website: www.brooksmachinery.com
    Email: sales@brooksmachinery.com
    Phone: 781-871-3400

    Published: 4/29/2015 |  10:00 AM
  • Hurco 5-Axis North American Tour Kicks Off at Machinery Sales Company Open House in California

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco’s “Take 5 for 5-axis” North American Tour will stop in Southern California at the Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) Open House May 6th and Ma...Read more  >>Tags: Event

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco’s “Take 5 for 5-axis” North American Tour will stop in Southern California at the Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) Open House May 6th and May 7th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Take 5 Tour is traveling across the USA to expose shop owners to 5-axis technology that will expand their profit power and their people power.

     

    The Hurco 5-axis tour kicks off with a webinar April 16th and then hits the road with stops at the showrooms of our valued distributor partners in addition to trade shows throughout the USA,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “Additionally, we have launched a new 5-axis educational website called 5-axis.org, which contains materials and webinars designed to help shop owners and machinists learn about five axis machining at their own pace,” continued Smith.

     

    Attendees at the MASCO Open House will learn how to determine whether transitioning to a 5-sided process for existing work will benefit their business, how to decide which configuration of 5-axis machine has the most benefits for their parts, and what questions to ask sales engineers during the purchasing process. The second session will focus on simultaneous 5-axis machining.

     

    MASCO Open HouseIn addition to informing attendees about 5-axis CNC mills, Mike Cope, Senior Product Specialist for Hurco, will educate attendees about the myriad of issues surrounding 5-axis machining, including workholding, tool path strategies, and CAD/CAM packages. Cope is a machinist, former shop owner, and applications engineer. He is the author of the Machinist CNC Blog and has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events throughout the USA, Canada, and Asia.

     

    Registration for the MASCO open house is appreciated, but not required. To register, go to www.mchysales.com , call (800) 588-8111, or email mail@mchysales.com  

     

    Machinery Sales Co. (MASCO) 
    17253 Chestnut Street, 
    City of Industry, California 91748

    Published: 4/29/2015 |  9:50 AM
  • Hurco Adds Second Distributor in Mexico

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced that Maquinaria Macias Ceballos SA de CV  (www.maquinariamacias.com) has been selected as the exclusive distributor for Hurco...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced that Maquinaria Macias Ceballos SA de CV  (www.maquinariamacias.com) has been selected as the exclusive distributor for Hurco CNC machine sales and service in central and northern Mexico.

     
    According to Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America, “We know Mexico is an important market for us, and adding Maquinaria Macias Ceballos to service customers in central and northern Mexico will help us grow.  Our long-time distributor Maquinaria Industrial MISA SA de CV has built a solid customer base in Mexico City and the south but we now need to develop the rest of the country.  Both Macias and MISA will help us to communicate to more manufacturers the value Hurco technology provides, especially those that focus on high mix/small batch manufacturing where minimizing setup time and maximizing chip time is critical in order to increase profit margins. I know the team at Macias will be effective in explaining the power of Hurco CNC technology. Additionally, they have the resources to support customers after the sale with a well-trained service department.”
     
    Gerardo Macias, Business Development Director of Maquinaria Macias Ceballos, said, “My father started Maquinaria Macias Ceballos in 1979. We are a family business and view our customers as an extension of our family. We are pleased to partner with Hurco because they are dedicated to making CNC machining easy to use and easy to learn by providing the most user-friendly control in the industry. I’m particularly impressed with the versatility of the Hurco control, with both conversational and NC programming, and the amount of resources Hurco devotes to the development of control features that make shops more efficient and more profitable.”
     
    One such feature is UltiMotionTM, a motion control system Hurco invented, which is standard on all 40 models of Hurco mills. This patented technology reduces cycle time up to 30% and significantly improves surface finish quality at the same time because it uses software to control the motion system instead of conventional hardware. Learn more at www.hurco.com/ultimotion.
     
    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    800.634.2416

     

    Maquinaria Macias Ceballos SA de CV 
    Fernando Aranguren # 770 
    Parque Industrial Belenes Nte. 
    Guadalajara, Jalisco 45150 
    Mexico 
    33 3824-9672 
    01 800 834-4040 
    ventas@maquinariamacias.com 

     

     

     

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    (Left to right) Giovanni Macias, Marketing Manager, Maquinaria Macias Ceballos SA de CV, and Gerardo Macias, Business Development Director, Maquinaria Macias Ceballos SA de CV.

     

    Published: 11/4/2014 |  10:25 AM
  • Noblesville Entrepreneur wins National Competition

    INDIANAPOLIS— Philip Paull, of Noblesville, Ind., owner of Excavating Solutions, won the Hurco Chipmaker Challenge Championship at the International Man...Read more  >>Tags:

    Hurco's Chipmaker Challenge National Contest

    INDIANAPOLIS— Philip Paull, of Noblesville, Ind., owner of Excavating Solutions, won the Hurco Chipmaker Challenge Championship at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 9. The prize package Paull won includes a brand new Hurco CNC mill worth over $100,000, a tooling package from Sandvik Coromant, and $10,000 of Hurco bucks that can be used for training or machine options.


    A lifelong excavator, Paull started his new business out of necessity when the housing market crashed in 2008. With idle equipment sitting in his lot and very little work scheduled, he knew he had to reinvent himself. That’s when he dedicated himself to developing technology that would make the process of excavating more efficient.


    The result was the IDigBest, a control system for excavating equipment that was designed and built by excavators for excavators. “The system is visually appealing and loaded with one-touch convenient functions to tackle any project. The hook is providing an operator the confidence and ability to pull grade, perfectly whenever it is required . ..the most seasoned pro knows with one touch that he has left the perfect ditch and a newer operator can focus on managing the dig, loading trucks all the while knowing when it comes to the most critical phase, he will perform at the flip of a switch,” explained Paull.


    The Chipmaker Challenge, which was loosely modeled after the television show Shark Tank, began in July with an application period that was open to startups and companies that had been in business five years or less. Paull was one of seven finalists whose application earned him a chance to compete at championship held at the IMTS Hurco booth. The finalists pitched their business plan to the panel of judges and answered their questions. There were four judges at the event who evaluated the finalists and the fifth judge was the online vote. Online voting started Aug. 30 and ended Sept 8 via Hurco.com and Facebook. More than 10,000 votes were cast with the winner of the online vote being Jason Merrell of Wolf pack Motorsports in California. Wolfpack is an off-road racing team that began manufacturing parts for these vehicles and parts to retrofit the vehicles for disabled veterans.


    However, the online vote wasn’t enough to earn Wolfpack the title of Chipmaker Challenge Champion. The judges provided their first, second, and third place picks, and each one was given 25, 10, and 5 points respectively. The other finalists were Jordan Hill, Middle Coast Custom, in Wisconsin; Wade Moore, Moore Engineering in Connecticut; Ben Noordhoek, On Time Machining, in Michigan; Richard O'Neal, Zel Technologies, in Florida; Philip Paull, Excavating Solutions, LLC., in Indiana; Dakota Sodergren, DKS Machining, in Washington; and the aforementioned Jason Merrell, Wolfpack Motorsports, Inc., in California;.

    “Hurco sponsored the Chipmaker Challenge to bring attention to manufacturing entrepreneurs, and we also thought this idea of ‘reality TV meets CNC’ might resonate with young people,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Director of Hurco Companies.

    “We are very appreciative of all of the participants who took the time to finish the rigorous application process. We based the initial application and essay guidelines on business planning basics in hopes it would benefit the applicants in their entrepreneurial ventures even if they didn’t make it to the championship in Chicago. Additionally, we are thankful we had such a uniquely qualified panel of judges to help us [Art Haase, of Vincennes University; Robbie Buhl, former IndyCar driver and team owner, and founder of Racing for Kids; Jim Hubbard, SCORE consultant from Valparaiso, Ind.; Eric Zaluski, owner of ProspectTrax; and advisory judge Gabe Draper, owner of Draper Manufacturing.] All of our judges dedicated an immense amount of time reviewing the applications and preparing for the live event in Chicago.” continued Smith.

    To read and watch the finalists’ essay, go to www.hurco.com/win.

    Philip Paul - Hurco Chipmaker Challenge Winner

    Philip Paull, of Noblesville, Ind., owner of Excavating Solutions won a Hurco VMX42i CNC mill at the Chipmaker Challenge Championship that was held at the Hurco IMTS booth in Chicago September 9.
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    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

     

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.
     
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    Published: 9/10/2014 |  3:51 PM
  • Hurco Names Finalists for Chipmaker Challenge Championship to be Held at IMTS

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco announced today that seven finalists have been named for the first ever Chipmaker Challenge Championship to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco announced today that seven finalists have been named for the first ever Chipmaker Challenge Championship to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Hurco IMTS booth. Modeled loosely after the television show Shark Tank, Hurco decided to sponsor the Chipmaker Challenge to garner attention for manufacturing entrepreneurs. The winner will walk away with their choice of a brand new Hurco VMX42i CNC mill or TM8i lathe in addition to a tooling package from Sandvik Coromant.

     “We were extremely impressed by the high caliber of applications we received. This was a rigorous application process that required a substantial time commitment, and all of the applicants delivered. It was very close. So close, in fact, that we expanded the final field from five to seven,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc.

    The application process was July 1-Aug 8. Participants answered a series of online questions related to manufacturing and business, and then were given an outline of subjects to cover in a written or video essay. On Aug. 30, the second phase of the contest begins. The public will vote online for the finalist they think should win at www.hurco.com/win. The results of the online vote will be revealed at the Live Chipmaker Challenge Championship Sept. 9, said Smith.

    The seven Chipmaker Challenge Finalists who will pitch their business plan in front of a panel of judges at IMTS are: Jordan Hill, Middle Coast Moldmakers, in Wisconsin; Jason Merrell, Wolfpack Motorsports, Inc., in California; Wade Moore, Moore Engineering in Connecticut; Ben Noordhoek, On Time Machining, in Michigan; Richard O'Neal, Zel Technologies, in Florida; Philip Paull, Excavating Solutions, LLC., in Indiana; and Dakota Sodergren, DKS Machining, in Washington.

    “We hope the Chipmaker Challenge will be an exciting and entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country,” said Smith.

    Important Dates

    Aug 30 – Sept 8: Online voting period / social media and www.hurco.com/win

    Chipmaker Challenge Championship

    o    Tues, Sept. 9, 1:30 pm

    o    Hurco IMTS Booth S-8319

    o    Winner Announced​

     

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     

     

     

    About Sandvik Coromant

    Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development Sandvik Coromant creates unique innovations and sets new productivity standards together with their customers. These include the world's major aerospace,automotive, and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. It is part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.

     

     

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    Published: 8/29/2014 |  5:52 PM
  • ​Sandvik Supports the Hurco Chipmaker Challenge with Tooling Prize

    ​INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco announced today that Sandvik Coromant will donate $1,000 worth of tooling to the champion of the Chipmaker Challenge, a contest des...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco announced today that Sandvik Coromant will donate $1,000 worth of tooling to the champion of the Chipmaker Challenge, a contest designed to highlight manufacturing entrepreneurism, which will be held at the International Manufacturing Technology Show Tuesday (IMTS), Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hurco booth (S-8619). The winner will walk away with their choice of a brand new Hurco VMX42i CNC mill or TM8i lathe in addition to the Sandvik Coromant tooling package.

    “The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” said Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America. “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the television show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country. We know there is an effort to rebrand manufacturing so young people and their parents better understand 21st century manufacturing and we hope the Chipmaker Challenge might bring more attention to the industry,” continued Braun.

    “We are so appreciative that Sandvik Coromant offered to provide tooling to the winner. They have been great partners on so many collaborative projects throughout the years and we are thankful for their support of the Chipmaker Challenge,” said Braun.

    For details, go to www.hurco.com/win.
    Important Dates

    Aug 15 – Aug 28: Finalists notified

    Aug 30 – Sept 8: Online voting period

    Chipmaker Challenge Championship

    o    Tues, Sept. 9, 1:30 pm

    o    Hurco IMTS Booth S-8319

    o    Winner Announced​

    Published: 8/11/2014 |  7:13 PM
  • Hurco IMTS 2014: Aerospace Industry + Chipmaker Challenge

      ​Reality TV Meets CNC at IMTS 2014   Chipmaker Challenge Finalists Will Compete To Win a Hurco CNC Machine Aerospace Focus: Hurco VMX30UHSi Featured...Read more  >>Tags:
     

    Reality TV Meets CNC at IMTS 2014

     

    Chipmaker Challenge Finalists Will Compete To Win a Hurco CNC Machine

    Aerospace Focus: Hurco VMX30UHSi Featured at Hurco Booth S8319


     

    INDIANAPOLIS— One entrepreneur will win a Hurco CNC mill or lathe at the Hurco booth on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as part of the first ever Chipmaker Challenge contest. The application period started July 1, 2014, and will conclude Aug 8, 2014. The top five finalists will appear at IMTS to pitch their business plan, win a brand new machine, and control their future with Hurco CNC technology.

     


    “The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge
    evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” said Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America. “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the television show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country,” continued Braun.

     


    In addition to the Chipmaker Challenge, IMTS attendees will be the first in the world to preview the new 3D printing capabilities incorporated into the Hurco control’s WinMax® software, the first to see the new MAX5 control console, and the first to experience the new 3-axis conversational pocketing strategy named AdapiPathTM that includes controlled chip load, controlled tool engagement, and a rest machining cycle in addition to a smooth toolpath motion. With a theme of Control Your Future, Hurco will showcase their CNC technology that is focused on making shops more profitable with demonstrations on their most popular CNC mills and lathes in addition to new models.

     


    For aerospace parts, the new VMX30UHSi 5-axis high speed machining center equipped with an Erowa robot will be of particular interest, according to Hurco. The machine’s 18K spindle supports the high surface speeds desired for aluminum and the 40-station tool changer supports complex operations that VMX30UHSiare typically required of aerospace parts. Additionally, the Hurco control’s fast processing speed is beneficial for complex 3D, 5-axis aerospace part programs. For complex geometries that are often GD&T plane-to-plane, the VMX30UHSi provides increased accuracies and less setups since parts can be done in one. Further, Hurco’s patented motion system, UltiMotionTM, is extremely beneficial for aerospace parts. Due to the advanced trajectory algorithm of UltiMotion, it is able to generate motion that is smoother and faster than any hardware-only solution on the market, according to the company. The benefits include a 30-percent reduction in cycle time and parts with higher quality surface finishes because UltiMotion provides an overall reduction in machine jerk, up to 50% during direction changes, and less overall vibration. UltiMotion is standard on both 3-axis and 5-axis Hurco mills and has noticeable benefits for both NC and conversational programs. The technology is only available on Hurco mills because Hurco invented it.

     


    Hurco will also premiere the company’s new MAX5 control that features bigger, brighter LCD screens and numerous ergonomic features. “Our engineers spent thousands of hours perfecting the control console and leveraged the latest technology available. Since we consider our customers to be the true experts in usability, we hosted a series of usability tests last summer. The input from our customers was extremely valuable and increased the ergonomics and usability of the console considerably,” said Braun.

     


    Other models on display at Hurco booth S8319 include the new 3-axis VMX6030i, the 5-axis VM10Ui, the new 5-axis VCX600, the 5-axis VMX42SRTi, the high speed 3-axis VMX42HSi, the 3-axis VM20i with a rotary table, the TMM12i mill turn lathe, and theTM8i lathe.  

     
    Published: 7/21/2014 |  2:55 PM
  • Who will win a new Hurco Mill or Lathe? Application Deadline Aug 8th

    Reality TV Meets CNC at IMTS 2014 One entrepreneur will win a Hurco CNC mill or lathe at the Hurco IMTS booth on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as part of the f...Read more  >>Tags:

    Reality TV Meets CNC at IMTS 2014

    One entrepreneur will win a Hurco CNC mill or lathe at the Hurco IMTS booth on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as part of the first ever Chipmaker Challenge contest​. The application period started July 1, 2014, and will conclude Aug 8, 2014. The top five finalists will appear at IMTS to pitch their business plan, win a brand new machine, and control their future with Hurco CNC technology.


    “The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” said Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America. 


    “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the television show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country. We know there is an effort to rebrand manufacturing so young people and their parents better understand 21st century manufacturing and we hope the Chipmaker Challenge might bring more attention to the industry,” continued Braun.

     

    Fast Facts
    Chipmaker Challenge
    • Purpose: Competition to support + promote manufacturing entrepreneurism.
    • Sponsored by Hurco
    • Requirements to Apply: Legal resident of the USA. Must be 18 years or older. Must be early stage manufacturing business that would benefit from CNC machine. Early stage is defined as a company in business 5 years or less as of July 1, 2014. Scroll to bottom of page to see full Eligibility Requirements
    • Prize: Winner’s Choice: Hurco VMX42i mill or TM8i lathe
    VMX42i                                                        TM8i

    Important Dates
    • Jul 1 – Aug 8: Contestant Apply
    • Aug 9 – Aug 14: Applications scored
    • Aug 15 – Aug 28: Finalists notified
    • Aug 30 – Sep 8: Online voting period
    • Tues, Sep 9, 1:30 pm: Chipmaker Challenge Live Event at Hurco IMTS Booth S-8319
    • Sep 9th - Winner Announced​ 

     


    How It Works

    There are two parts to the contest. 

     

    1. Part 1 is a list of general questions.
    2. Part 2 of the application includes your story and why/how you would benefit from winning a Hurco CNC machine. You can complete this second part by writing an essay or making a video--or BOTH!

     

     

    • After the online application period ends on August 8th, the top 5 submissions will be identified.
    • The 5 finalists must be able to travel to IMTS to appear on the live version of the Hurco Chipmaker Challenge where you will make your pitch and answer questions from the judges during the afternoon of Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
    • The judges are not employed by Hurco Companies, Inc., but have been identified for their knowledge of manufacturing, entrepreneurism, finance and/or business, or the ability to bring attention to our industry due to their success.
    • The winner will be chosen based on the combined score of the judges, plus the vote totals received via social media and online.
    • The winner will be announced Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at IMTS.
    • The winner is responsible for the cost of shipping, rigging, and taxes that may be incurred. Consult your tax professional for specific tax ramifications of winning.
    • In addition to winning your choice of a Hurco VMX42i CNC mill or TM8i CNC lathe, you will win $10,000 worth of Hurco Bucks to be used for tooling, training, or other options/services Hurco provides.

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    The Hurco Chipmaker Challenge” (the “Challenge” or "Promotion") is open only to qualified individual persons who are employed by, or an owner of a manufacturing firm or a job shop that has been in business zero years to five years as of July 1, 2014. A Participant must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and 18 years of age or older at time of entry. This Promotion is not open to the general public.  Employees of Hurco Companies Inc. (the “Sponsor”), their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of the Promotion and any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entity, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Promotion (collectively "Released Entities") and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. All U.S., federal, state and local and municipal laws and regulations apply.

     

    Void where prohibited by law. 

     

    The Legal Stuff

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Not Open to the General Public. Challenge is open to: Manufacturing firms and small job shops that have been in business zero years to five years as of July 1, 2014.  Participants must be permanent legal residents of the U.S / D.C, and 18 years or older at date of entry.

    Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET August 8, 2014. For details and Official Rules visit hurco.com/WIN or click here​.  Void where prohibited. Sponsored by, Hurco Companies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.

     

     



     


    Published: 7/13/2014 |  5:28 PM
  • Hurco Announces Chipmaker Challenge Contest

    NOVI—Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America, announced today at the amerimold show that Hurco will launch the first ever Chipmaker Challenge co...Read more  >>Tags:

    NOVI—Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America, announced today at the amerimold show that Hurco will launch the first ever Chipmaker Challenge contest July 1, 2014. The Chipmaker Challenge gives new shops the chance to pitch their business plan, win a brand new machine, and control their future with their choice of a Hurco VMX42i mill or TM8i latheQualified participants will answer a series of questions and provide an essay and/or video during the application period (July 1-Aug 8, 2014). The top five finalists will appear in front of a panel of judges at the Hurco IMTS booth Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

    “The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” said Braun. “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the TV show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country. We know there is an effort to rebrand manufacturing so young people and their parents better understand 21st century manufacturing and we hope the Chipmaker Challenge might bring more attention to the industry,” continued Braun.

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    Hurco Chipmaker Challenge

    Register for this event here

    Published: 6/11/2014 |  1:20 PM
  • Versatile Control Makes Shops More Profitable

    ​When software engineers at Hurco develop features for the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax®, they focus on features that will make customers mo...Read more  >>Tags:

    When software engineers at Hurco develop features for the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax®, they focus on features that will make customers more profitable, according to the company. Additionally, the versatility of the Hurco control is especially valuable for shops that have a high mix of parts because it is equally powerful for industry standard NC programming as it is with conversational programming. For CAD/CAM programs and industry standard NC, the control has the specifications to process large programs quickly, such as a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, a 64-GB Solid State Storage Drive, 2-GB of RAM, and 2,277 bps of processing power.

     
    As for conversational programming, Gerald Roch, co-founder of Hurco, invented this method of user-friendly programming in 1974 and the Hurco engineering team is continually improving it by inventing new features and evolving the user interface. For example, Hurco has introduced many 5-sided conversational features that make it possible to program at the control on a 5-axis machining center without a CAM system. Transform Plane is one of the key features that eases the transition from a 3-axis machining to a 5-axis machining center to manufacture 5-sided parts because it essentially changes programming on a 5-axis machining center back to 2.5D programming that is used on a 3-axis machine. The machinist simply establishes the initial part origin and programs the first side of the part. Then, he enters the axis angle(s) to the next side, programs the features on that side of the part and tells the control the axis angle(s) to the next side. After following those steps for each side of the part, Transform Plane does the rest, calculating the tilting and rotating required.

     

    Another control feature that has been beneficial for the versatility required in the aerospace industry is NC/Conversational Merge because it combines NC with conversational. With NC/Conversational Merge, the machinist can call up an NC program, and apply popular conversational features, such as pattern operations, scaling, tool probing, and part probing, to G-Code programs.
    Hurco CNC Maching Control

     

    Published: 4/16/2014 |  12:51 PM
  • Five-Axis SRTi Machines Deliver Results for Aerospace Sector

    ​ The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table has specific benefits for the aerospace industry. The design of the VMX42SR...Read more  >>Tags:

    The Hurco VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine with a direct-drive C-axis rotary table has specific benefits for the aerospace industry. The design of the VMX42SRTi features a flush rotary torque table that provides a larger work cube and manufacturing flexibility. For 5-axis parts, the embedded C-axis rotary table supports taller parts due to more than 3.5 additional inches in Z. For 3-axis work, the increased table size supports parts up to 42 x 24 inches. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRTi  include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and the integrated Hurco control that includes both conversational and NC programming modes.

     

    Hurco also has a larger VMX60SRTi with X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,181/1,181/787 inches per minute, and weighs 20,000 pounds. Both the VMX60SRTi and VMX42SRTi benefit from the unlimited angular movement of the rotary table, compared to some competitive machines that are often limited to +/-360 degrees, which requires the table to unwind multiple times during the cycle.
    Hurco 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

     

    Published: 4/16/2014 |  12:47 PM
  • Hurco to Exhibit New HSM Mill at Booth 117

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco high-speed VMX42HSi with direct drive servos, an 18K integral spindle, and X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, is equipped with prem...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco high-speed VMX42HSi with direct drive servos, an 18K integral spindle, and X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, is equipped with premium components to handle the rigors of high speed machining. The Automatic Tool Changer supports HSK tooling and has a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 seconds. The air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly and prevents bearings from grease starvation.

    Equipped with UltiMotionTM, Hurco’s patented motion control system, cycle time is reduced up to 30% while simultaneously improving the surface finish quality of molds. UltiMotionTM uses complex software algorithms for motion planning instead of conventional hardware, which means it optimizes look-ahead, up to 10,000 blocks.

    The VMX42HSi is built to last and to retain accuracy with larger linear rails that are strategically spaced and mounted to a machined shoulder for increased rigidity. Additionally, the linear rails are wedge-locked to the frame to reduce vibration instead of the faster, cheaper face-milled process. The double-nut, pre-tensioned ballscrews are anchored at both ends to increase accuracy and rigidity.
     
    The Hurco integrated control is optimized for the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems with a 64-GB Solid State Drive, two gigabytes (2 GB) of memory, a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, and processing speed up to 2,277 bps.

    Hurco High Speed Vertical Mill

     

    Published: 3/22/2014 |  12:43 PM
  • Hurco Introduces Horizontal Boring Mill

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the addition of a horizontal boring mill, HBMX55i, to its product line of 50 CNC machine tools. The HBMX55i horizontal bori...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the addition of a horizontal boring mill, HBMX55i, to its product line of 50 CNC machine tools. The HBMX55i horizontal boring mill has a small footprint (18 feet 4.37 inches x 17 feet 3.28 inches) especially considering the large work envelope (55.1 x 55.7 x 43.3 inches). The HBMX55i has a W-stroke of 19 inches, a geared head spindle with two speeds, hardened box ways, and weighs just over 21 tons (42,328 pounds).


    “Compared to similar universal type boring mills, the HBMX55i has more tools and includes more peripherals that are required for boring as standard items instead of options you have to add on. For instance the HBMX55i comes with a 4.33-inch diameter quill that allows you to use shorter tools; a contouring 4th axis rotary table, not just positional; linear glass scales on X, Y, and Z axes to maintain thermal stability and increase accuracy; CTS, and a 60-tool ATC,” says Phil Fassnacht, Hurco Marketing Director.


    As are all Hurco mills, the horizontal boring mill is powered by the integrated Hurco control that supports both ISO/EIA NC and Conversational Programming, and includes the patented Hurco motion system, UltiMotion.​ 

    Hurco Boring Mill

    Published: 1/13/2014 |  11:49 AM
  • High Speed Machining from Hurco

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco VMX24HSi and VMX42HSi are the only high speed machining centers equipped with Hurco’s patented motion control system called UltiMot...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco VMX24HSi and VMX42HSi are the only high speed machining centers equipped with Hurco’s patented motion control system called UltiMotion, which further reduces cycle time by as much as 30%. UltiMotion is not the same as many of the smoothing features found in CAD/CAM packages. Since UltiMotionTM uses complex software algorithms for motion planning instead of conventional hardware, machine jerk is substantially reduced, which provides the additional benefit of improved surface finish quality.

    The VMX24HSi (X/Y/Z travels of 24/20/24 inches) and the VMX42HSi (X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches) are equipped with direct drive servos, an integral spindle with an 18k base speed and ABEC-7 ceramic hybrid bearings to manage the thermal issues associated with High Speed Machining (HSM). The air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly and prevents bearings from grease starvation. The faster Automatic Tool Changer supports HSK tooling and has a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 seconds.

    The Hurco HSi machining centers are built to last and to retain accuracy with larger linear rails that are mounted to a machined shoulder for increased rigidity and wedge-locked to the frame to reduce vibration instead of using the faster, cheaper face-milled process. The pre-loaded and stretched ball screws are also anchored at both ends.

    While spindle speed, tooling, and machine rigidity are important aspects of the HSM process, a control that has the memory and processing power to handle the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems is equally important.  The Hurco integrated control is optimized for HSM with a 64-GB Solid State Drive, two gigabytes (2 GB) of memory, a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, processing speed up to 2,277 bps, and Dynamic Variable Look-Ahead capable of up to 10,000 blocks.​

    Published: 12/12/2013 |  11:36 AM
  • Hurco to Showcase 5-Axis Productivity at PRI Show

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will illustrate the multiple benefits of its 5-axis technology to efficiently produc​e quality parts for the performance racing...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will illustrate the multiple benefits of its 5-axis technology to efficiently produc​e quality parts for the performance racing industry at the PRI show in Indianapolis December 12-14. Hurco machine tools on display at Booth 5463 will include the 5-axis VMX30UI vertical machining center (VMC), the 5-axis VMX42SRTi, the VM10i 3-axis VMC, and the TMM8i mill turn lathe.


    From engine heads to intake manifolds and engine blocks, all of the Hurco 5-axis CNC machining centers increase efficiency. Across the country, shops of all sizes are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC. In fact, the majority of 5-axis machines are used for 5-sided machining to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on 3-axis machining centers. Not only do shops increase the profit margin per part, they increase accuracy when they switch from 3-axis to 5-sided machining.

    Hurco will demonstrate two styles of 5-axis machining centers at the PRI show—the VMX42SRTi, a swivel head 5-axis machine with a flush rotary table, and the VMX30Ui, a trunnion style machine where the trunnion moves the part to achieve the additional axes. As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage lies within the control technology, which supports both ISO/EIA NC and Hurco conversational programming. However, the control’s intuitive conversational programming is the key to efficient changeover and fast programming because the majority of parts can be programmed on the shop floor (no CAM system needed). Software features like Transform Plane, Universal Rotary, and Tool Center Point Management take the confusion out of programming 5-sided parts on a Hurco 5-axis machining center.

    VMX42SRTi 5-Axis Machining CenterVMX30Ui 5-Axis Machining Center




    The VMX42SRTi  has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K motorized integral spindle, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC), and X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute. The VMX30Ui 5-axis machining center has X/Y/Z travels of 30/20/20.5 inches, a 12K spindle, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and a 40-stationswing-arm ATC.


    All of the Hurco machining centers at the show will be equipped with UltiMotion®, Hurco’s patented motion control system that reduces cycle time up to 35% and significantly improves surface finish quality at the same time. UltiMotion® uses software to control the motion system instead of hardware, which means there is less chatter, less vibration, and less machine jerk. The efficiency of the software also provides rapid cornering capabilities and optimized look-ahead, where the software evaluates each section of the motion profile and shifts the look-ahead to the maximum number of blocks (up to 10,000).


    TMM8i Mill Turn Lathe

    The TMM8i is a true slant-bed lathe equipped with live tooling. For parts that require turning and secondary milling/drilling operations, the TMM8i is the perfect machine to make small to medium lot sizes of such parts profitable. Save time with one setup and no loss of accuracy due to re-fixturing.

    TMM8i Mill Turn Lathe

    The TMM8i has features that simplify 3-axis turning. For example, when programming holes on the face of a part, you can choose to program in polar or rectangular coordinates.  Additionally, the threading cycle performs multi-pass threading for outside diameter (OD) and inside diameter (ID) threads. The Hurco integrated control simplifies threading—from just one screen, you can easily set spring passes, decreasing depths, and multiple starts found in complex threads. The TMM8i has X/Z travels of 7.8 x 20 inches, a maximum turning diameter of 10.1 inches, a maximum turning length of 17.9 inches, and a maximum bar capacity of 2 inches.​


    Published: 11/4/2013 |  11:47 AM
  • 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
  • Hurco and Lincoln Tech Announce Educational Initiative

    WEST ORANGE, NJ--Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping stude...Read more  >>Tags:

    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.

    Published: 9/11/2013 |  2:55 PM
  • ​Vincennes University and Hurco Partner to Provide Students with Advanced Machining Technology

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Hurco Companies, Inc., an Indiana company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vin...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS, 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.

     

    “Vincennes 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.

    According 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,” Volovic said.

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    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 applications.

    Precision Machining 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 Associates degree.

    Starting 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.

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    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 manufacturing industry.

    “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.​

    Published: 9/9/2013 |  4:42 PM
  • Hurco Distributors Win Awards

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge its team of accomplished distributors and...Read more  >>Tags:

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge its team of accomplished distributors and agents throughout the USA, Canada, and Mexico. 


    Fred Braun (pictured above on the left), of Braun Machinery​, won the Top Sales Award. The other winners were Jim Braun (#2) of Braun Machinery, Chris Queipo (#3) of Applied Machine Solutions, Jay Shultz (#4) of Humston Machinery, and Peter Klier (#5) of Brooks Associates


    The Top 5 Distributors in order were Braun Machinery (Michigan) Brooks Associates (Norwell, Mass.), Stone Machinery (St. Paul, Minn.), Reynolds Machinery (Ohio), and Applied Machine Solutions (Canton, Ga). ACI Machine Tools​ won the Top Distributor Market Share Award and Top Distributor Growth went to Applied Machine Solutions.​

    Published: 8/12/2013 |  3:23 PM
  • Hurco to Showcase New Machine Design at WESTEC 2013

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped line of CNC machine tools at WESTEC Booth 1920. The Hurco machines to be displayed at WESTEC i...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped line of CNC machine tools at WESTEC Booth 1920. The Hurco machines to be displayed at WESTEC include the 5-axis VMX30Ui, the performance VMX42i mill, the VM10i general purpose mill, and the TMM8i mill turn lathe. All of the i series machines feature a sleek design, new logo, and color palette that was introduced at IMTS 2012. However, the most important asset of the newly designed machines is the inclusion of UltiMotionTM in all 3-axis and 5-axis mills instead of it being an option. UltiMotionTM is Hurco’s patented motion control system that has numerous benefits including the ability to increase the quality of the surface finish while reducing cycle time by up to 30% (or more depending upon the complexity of the part).

     

    VMX42i
    Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i (X/Y/Z travels of 42 x 24 x 24 inches) is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The 12K dual-wound spindle provides more torque and the double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting the rails to a single surface.
     
    VMX30Ui
    The VMX30Ui 5-axis machining centre has X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 and a 40-tool ATC. The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining center go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work. More shops are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC. In fact, the majority of 5-axis machines are used for 5-sided machining to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on 3-axis machining centers. Not only do shops increase the profit margin per part, they increase accuracy when they switch from 3-axis to 5-sided machining.
    As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage of the VMX30Ui resides within the control technology. Not only does the integrated Hurco control support both ISO/EIA NC and Hurco conversational programming, machinists can program 5-sided parts at the control with conversational programming—no CAM system needed. Features, such as Universal Rotary, Transform Plane, Tool Centre Point Management, and an intuitive graphical user interface ease the transition from a 3-axis process to 5-sided.
     
    TMM8i
    The TMM8i is a true slant-bed lathe equipped with live tooling. For parts that require turning and secondary milling/drilling operations, the TMM8i is the perfect machine to make small to medium lot sizes of such parts profitable. Save time with one setup and no loss of accuracy due to re-fixturing. The TMM8i has features that simplify 3-axis turning. For example, when programming holes on the face of a part, you can choose to program in polar or rectangular coordinates.  Additionally, the threading cycle performs multi-pass threading for outside diameter (OD) and inside diameter (ID) threads. The Hurco integrated control simplifies threading—you can easily set spring passes, decreasing depths, and multiple starts found in complex threads on one screen.

     

    The TMM8i has X/Z travels of 7.8 x 20 inches, a maximum turning diameter of 10.1 inches, a maximum turning length of 17.9 inches, and a maximum bar capacity of 2 inches.

     

    Published: 7/22/2013 |  1:30 PM
  • Canadian Machine Technology Show 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS— Attendees at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (Sept. 30-Oct 3 in Mississauga, Ontario) will have the chance to see the entirely re...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— Attendees at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (Sept. 30-Oct 3 in Mississauga, Ontario) will have the chance to see the entirely redesigned line of Hurco CNC machine tools at the Elliott Matsuura booth. The Hurco machines to be displayed at CMTS include the 5-axis VMX30Ui, the performance VMX42i mill, the VM10i general purpose mill, and the TM6i and TM8i slant-bed lathes. One of the most important technological features of the new “i” machines is the addition of UltiMotionTM, Hurco’s patented motion control system that simultaneously reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality.
     

     

    VMX42i
    Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i (X/Y/Z travels of 42 x 24 x 24 inches) is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The 12K dual-wound spindle provides more torque and the double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting the rails to a single surface.
     
    VMX30Ui
    The VMX30Ui 5-axis machining centre has X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 and a 40-tool ATC. The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining centre go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work. More shops are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC. In fact, the majority of 5-axis machines in North America are used for 5-sided machining to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on 3-axis machining centres. Not only do shops increase the profit margin per part, they increase accuracy when they switch from 3-axis to 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining centre.
     
    As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage of the VMX30Ui resides within the control technology. Not only does the integrated Hurco control support both ISO/EIA NC and Hurco conversational programming, you can program 5-sided parts at the control with conversational programming—no CAM system needed. Features, such as Universal Rotary, Transform Plane, Tool Centre Point Management, and an intuitive graphical user interface ease the transition from a 3-axis process to 5-sided.
     
    TM6i + TM8i
    The TM6i and TM8i turning centres are designed for general purpose turning applications and provide an easy transition from manual turning or milling. We use thick-walled, fine-grain cast iron for the major structural assemblies (base, head stock, and cross slide). The rigid one-piece machine base casting is designed to yield excellent static and dynamic performance in addition to superb dampening properties that inhibit thermal deformation and twisting.  The box type cross slide ensures the turret remains rigid and stable even during the most rigorous cycles. We also use extra wide linear guide ways that are strategically spaced to provide excellent support to the cross slide.
    The TM6i, with X/Z travels of 17 x 14 inches, has a maximum turning diameter of 12.4 inches, maximum turning length of 13.4 inches, maximum bar capacity of 1.75 inches, and a 6k spindle. The TM8i with X/Z travels of 8 x 20 inches has a maximum turning diameter of 14 inches, maximum turning length of 19 inches, maximum bar capacity of 2 inches, and a 4.8k spindle.
    As with all Hurco machine tools, the greatest benefits of the slant-bed lathes reside within the integrated Hurco control. Some of the features customers find most helpful include the Solid Model Verification Graphics, Graphical Code Search, and DXF Transfer. The Solid Model Verification Graphics display a solid rendering of the tool path, including dynamic rotation, tool cut simulation, and dynamic view manipulation. You can view the rendered part as a quarter or half cut-away without the need to redraw it, each peck level can be optionally displayed to see as much detail as you need, choose from single step view and next tool change view.
     
     

     

    Published: 7/17/2013 |  5:35 PM
  • Hurco Hosts Indiana Governor Pence

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hurco hosted Governor Mike Pence, business leaders, education leaders, and the media today for the announcement of the Governor's appointee...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hurco hosted Governor Mike Pence, business leaders, education leaders, and the media today for the announcement of the Governor's appointees to the Indiana Career Council, which is a 16-member board chaired by the Governor that was formed to increase coordination among those who work on the state’s education, jobs skills development and career training system. House Bill 1002: Indiana Career Council was passed in the Indiana House by a vote of 99-0, passed in the Senate by a vote of 47-0, and was signed into law by Governor Pence on April 15, 2013.

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    The press release from Governor Pence's office regarding today's event follows: 

    “The time has come to begin to address Indiana’s skills gap,” said Governor Pence. “I am grateful to the individuals appointed today to the Indiana Career Council for their commitment to bring this goal to fruition. Their breadth and depth of experience make them uniquely qualified to drive comprehensive review, reform and realignment of educational, career training and job skills development efforts for the benefit and betterment of Indiana’s workforce. I am confident that the work of these appointees along with several key members of my cabinet, leaders from secondary and postsecondary education and members of the General Assembly will provide exceptional insight and perspective to lead all Hoosiers on a pathway to success and ensure Indiana’s future as A State that Works.”

    With extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, Joseph Loughrey has been appointed to the Indiana Career Council. Loughrey, of Indianapolis, served in a variety of roles including Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer during his more than 35 year career at Cummins Inc. Recognized as a leading proponent of advanced manufacturing both in Indiana and nationwide, he served from 2005 to 2007 as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Manufacturing Institute and from 2007 to 2012 as Chairman of Conexus Indiana, an organization dedicated to promoting advanced manufacturing and logistics in Indiana. Loughrey is currently Chairman of the Board at Hillenbrand Inc. and is also serves on the Boards of The Vanguard Group, AB SKF, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and V Foundation for Cancer Research. Loughrey has earned a number of service awards including the Dick Johnson Leadership Award by the March of Dimes, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the William R. Laws Human Rights Award by the Human Rights Commission of Columbus, Indiana. Loughrey is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

    Representing the business community, business entrepreneur, Gary Hobbs has been named to the Indiana Career Council. Hobbs, of Indianapolis, is the President of BWI, a development and construction management company in Indiana. He also serves as Managing Partner for HTECH Training, a leading provider of Project Management and Business Analysis advisory services. Prior to this position, he held a variety of roles at AT&T, Eli Lilly, and Roche Diagnostics. Hobbs served on the Governor’s transition team leading up to his inauguration in January. Hobbs also serves on the board of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Purdue Engineering & Education Advisory Board. Hobbs earned his undergraduate degree and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also has an MBA from Purdue University and University of London.   

    Executive Director of Policy, Planning and Outreach at Indiana University Health, Neil Pickett has been named to the Indiana Career Council to represent the Life Sciences industry. Prior to joining IU Health in 2009, Pickett, of Carmel, served for four years as Senior Policy Director in the Office of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Pickett worked for ten years at Eli Lilly and Company, where he held a number of corporate affairs and corporate strategy positions. He has also gained experience at the Hudson Institute, a public policy research institute, and he spent two years working as a journalist for the New Republic and the National Law Journal. Pickett was formerly a member of the Indiana State Board of Education. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and his master’s degree from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.

    Dan Waldrop, of Hobart, has been named to the Indiana Career Council. With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical industry and 14 years of experience as a labor representative, Waldrop will represent the labor community on the Council. Currently, Waldrop is the Business Manager and Financial Secretary at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697. He is active within his community through both civic and philanthropic organizations, including currently serving as a Board Officer and immediate past chairperson of the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana. Formerly, Waldrop frequently volunteered in local youth sports organizations.

    Pence also named Special Advisors to the Council, including:

    • Pat Kiely, President of the Indiana Manufacturers Association;
    • Kevin Brinegar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce;
    • J.R. Gaylor, Chairman of the Vincennes University Board of Trustees and President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. 

    Published: 7/9/2013 |  4:30 PM
  • Hurco to Showcase New “i” Series Machines at EMO

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped CNC machine tool line at Stand D60 in Hall 12 at EMO 2013​ in Hannover, Germany, September 16-2...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped CNC machine tool line at Stand D60 in Hall 12 at EMO 2013 in Hannover, Germany, September 16-21. Machines on display include the VMX42i 3-axis mill, the VMX42SRTi 5-axis mill, the VMX24HSi high speed mill, and the mill turn TMX8MYSi multitasking lathe with sub-spindle. All of these “i” series mills include UltiMotionTM, Hurco’s patented motion control system that simultaneously improves surface finish quality while reducing cycle time by up to 30 percent. Additionally, all demonstrations will highlight the power of the Hurco integrated control technology that makes Hurco customers more productive and more profitable.

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    VMX42SRTi 5-Axis Mill

                The swivel-head design of the Hurco 5-axis VMX42SRTi features a flush rotary table that is embedded, which provides an additional 3.5 inches of clearance in the Z-axis to support taller parts. Additionally, the rotary table operates with unlimited angular movement, which reduces cycle times because the table isn’t forced to unwind multiple times during the machining cycle, as tables that are limited to +/- 360 degrees are forced to do. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRTi include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K integral spindle, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and the integrated Hurco control that includes both conversational and NC programming modes.


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    VMX24HSi High Speed Machining Mill

                The VMX24HSi is the first High Speed Machining (HSM) mill Hurco has introduced in Europe. The VMX24HSi (X/Y/Z travels of 24/20/24 inches) is equipped with direct drive servos and other premium components to promote speed, accuracy, and repeatability, says a Hurco representative. The integral spindle has an 18k base speed spindle and is equipped with ABEC-7 ceramic hybrid bearings to manage the thermal issues associated with HSM. The air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly to the bearings and the faster Automatic Tool Changer with HSK tooling has a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 seconds.

    While spindle speed, tooling, and machine rigidity are important aspects to the success of the HSM process, having a control that has the memory and processing power to handle the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems is equally important.  The Hurco integrated control is optimized for HSM with a 64-GB Solid State Drive, two gigabytes (2 GB) of memory, a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, processing speed up to 2,277 bps, and Dynamic Variable Look-Ahead capable of up to 10,000 blocks.

     


     

    Hurco VMX42i 3-axis CNC mill 
     
    VMX42i 3-Axis Mill

     

    Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i, is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting them to a single surface.

     


     

    Hurco TMX8MYSi Multi Axis Mill Turn Lathe 
     
    TMX8MYSi Mill Turn Lathe

     

    The TMX8MYSi will represent Hurco’s line of slant-bed lathes with live tooling and sub-spindles. The Hurco turning center has a programmable synchronous sub-spindle with C-axis control and bi-directional part transfer capability in addition to other high performance specifications, such as rapids of 950 (X-axis) and 1,200 (Z-axis), peak spindle motor horsepower of 37.3, and a live tool turret with Y-axis capability. The all-digital control, drives, and motors with absolute encoders on all linear axes result in superior surface finish capability.

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com

    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

     

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    Published: 7/7/2013 |  11:32 AM
  • Hurco to Showcase New Machine Design at WESTEC Booth 1920

      INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped line of CNC machine tools at WESTEC Booth 1920. The Hurco machines to be displayed at WESTEC i...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its completely revamped line of CNC machine tools at WESTEC Booth 1920. The Hurco machines to be displayed at WESTEC include the 5-axis VMX30Ui, the performance VMX42i mill, the VM10i general purpose mill, and the TMM8i mill turn lathe. All of the i series machines feature a sleek design, new logo, and color palette that was introduced at IMTS 2012. However, the most important asset of the newly designed machines is the inclusion of UltiMotionTM in all 3-axis and 5-axis mills instead of it being an option. UltiMotionTM is Hurco’s patented motion control system that has numerous benefits including the ability to increase the quality of the surface finish while reducing cycle time by up to 30% (or more depending upon the complexity of the part).
     
    VMX42i

    Known as the workhorse of the industry, the VMX42i (X/Y/Z travels of 42 x 24 x 24 inches) is designed from the ground up to withstand the high velocities and accelerations of today’s applications. It starts with a heavy, ribbed frame made of fine grain, high-grade cast iron. The 12K dual-wound spindle provides more torque and the double-nut, pre-tensioned ball screws are anchored at both ends for increased accuracy and rigidity. The linear rails on all Hurco machines are larger, and spaced for increased strength. But their quality goes far beyond mere size. We wedge lock the rails to a machined shoulder, which makes the machine more robust, instead of simply mounting the rails to a single surface.
     
    VMX30Ui
    The VMX30Ui 5-axis machining centre has X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 and a 40-tool ATC. The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining center go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work. More shops are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC. In fact, the majority of 5-axis machines are used for 5-sided machining to reduce setup time and eliminate the typical flipping of parts that is required on 3-axis machining centers. Not only do shops increase the profit margin per part, they increase accuracy when they switch from 3-axis to 5-sided machining.
    As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage of the VMX30Ui resides within the control technology. Not only does the integrated Hurco control support both ISO/EIA NC and Hurco conversational programming, machinists can program 5-sided parts at the control with conversational programming—no CAM system needed. Features, such as Universal Rotary, Transform Plane, Tool Centre Point Management, and an intuitive graphical user interface ease the transition from a 3-axis process to 5-sided.
     
    TMM8i

    The TMM8i is a true slant-bed lathe equipped with live tooling. For parts that require turning and secondary milling/drilling operations, the TMM8i is the perfect machine to make small to medium lot sizes of such parts profitable. Save time with one setup and no loss of accuracy due to re-fixturing. The TMM8i has features that simplify 3-axis turning. For example, when programming holes on the face of a part, you can choose to program in polar or rectangular coordinates.  Additionally, the threading cycle performs multi-pass threading for outside diameter (OD) and inside diameter (ID) threads. The Hurco integrated control simplifies threading—you can easily set spring passes, decreasing depths, and multiple starts found in complex threads on one screen.
     
    The TMM8i has X/Z travels of 7.8 x 20 inches, a maximum turning diameter of 10.1 inches, a maximum turning length of 17.9 inches, and a maximum bar capacity of 2 inches.www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268​

    Published: 7/6/2013 |  2:01 PM
  • ​Hurco Acquires High Tech Italian Machine Tool Component Business

      INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with i...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies, announced today it  has acquired the machine tool component business of LCM Srl, a designer and manufacturer of highly innovative high-end electro-mechanical components and accessories for machine tools.

    Mr. Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc., said, “This strategic acquisition of an innovative business such as LCM further supports our mission to develop advanced machine tool technologies to support our customers, who need increasingly sophisticated and versatile CNC machine tools to stay competitive and to grow profitability. LCM has been an important supplier of components for us as we developed and introduced our SRT line of 5-axis machining centers that employs LCM’s direct drive spindle, swivel head, and rotary torque table to achieve superior simultaneous 5-axis machining.  This acquisition will prove vital to our targeted growth plan, which supports the financial strength of our company, ensures product development agility, and will foster an expansion of LCM’s line of high-quality value-added technologies.”

    Based in Italy, LCM has been producing and selling mechanical and electro- mechanical components for machine tools since 1986. LCM’s team of technical experts has a wealth of knowledge in the design of direct drive electro-mechanical and torque technologies as well as quality control processes that ensure the reliability of their products while consistently meeting design specifications.

    This news release contains forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the cyclical nature of the machine tool industry, changes in general economic and business conditions that affect demand for our products, the risks of our international operations, changes in manufacturing markets, innovations by competitors, the ability to protect our intellectual property, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, increases in prices of raw materials, quality and delivery performance by our vendors, changes in operations due to acquisitions or loss of key personnel, and governmental actions and initiatives including import and export restrictions and tariffs.
     
    About the Company

    Hurco Companies, Inc. is an industrial technology company that designs and produces interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The end market for the Company's products consists primarily of independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. The Company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in Taiwan, China and Italy, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa and the United States of America.  Web Site: www.hurco.com


    Contact: John G. Oblazney
      Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
      317-293-5309

    Published: 7/3/2013 |  3:28 PM
  • ​Hurco Partners with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) for the balance of the 2013 IZOD® Indy...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) for the balance of the 2013 IZOD® IndyCar® Series season.

     

    As part of the agreement, Hurco installed a TMX8i slant-bed CNC lathe and a VMX42i CNC 3-axis mill at the team’s machine shop located at the new SFHR facility in Speedway, Ind. As a sponsor, the Hurco logo is featured on the #67 car driven by Josef Newgarden and Hurco has VIP access to the team’s race facilities that they will use to give customers behind-the-scenes track experiences that are priceless.

     

    “Actually, the sponsorship decision we made with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing is due in large part to the success we’ve had with another IndyCar team out of Indianapolis. Our experience with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing during the last three years has been outstanding and our customers continually have told us how much they appreciate the track experience and hospitality. We’re excited to expand our involvement in racing with SFHR and we are honored they will be using our CNC machines to make precision parts,” said Greg Volovic, President of Hurco.

     

    The state-of-the-art machine shop at the SFHR facility will give the team more control over their engineering projects and provide the manufacturing autonomy that is vital in the competitive world of IndyCar.

     

    “Engaging a product sponsor like Hurco within our team only allows us to grow to that next level,” SFHR co-owner Sarah Fisher said. “Having the capabilities that their machines bring us, gives us the opportunity to even further expand on some of the engineering projects that are on our wish list. That being said, Hurco is such a household brand name when it comes to their industry, that to bring them into our family of sponsors further adds value to the type of brands that we house here.”

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    Media Contact: Maggie Smith.
    smithmag@hurco.com. 317.298.2622

    Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, LLC

    www.sfhracing.com
    1255 Main Street
    Speedway, IN 46224
    317.481.0195

    Media Contact: Becca Bornhorst / becca@grand-solutions.net / 317.731.6394   


    Published: 6/27/2013 |  2:36 PM
  • ​Michigan Company Wins Hurco Lathe

    INDIANAPOLIS—Highlight Industries, Wyoming, Mich., won the “Win a Hurco TM6 Lathe” Sweepstakes. Hurco Companies, Inc. introduced the sweepstakes at the ...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Highlight Industries, Wyoming, Mich., won the “Win a Hurco TM6 Lathe” Sweepstakes. Hurco Companies, Inc. introduced the sweepstakes at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. Carl Reiser, the Fabrication and Maintenance Supervisor at Highlight Industries, is the employee who entered the sweepstakes and took advantage of the additional entry opportunity. More than 1,400 owners or employees of manufacturing companies entered the sweepstakes and participants could get an additional submission by writing a short essay explaining what they like best about Hurco.

    Carl’s entry illuminated the importance of the people who represent Hurco: As for what makes Hurco a great company, it’s the people—the same service tech who always goes the extra mile and the friendly voice on the other end of the phone. The beliefs of the company founders are still evident today—Conversational programming, never accept the status quo [keep inventing and innovating]. At the end of the day, it’s never about one person, the iron, or the soft touch of a button, it’s about the people and the parts.

    Carl says this is the first time he has ever won anything.When I found out I had won, it took a while to sink in. At first I thought, ‘What did I get myself into…what if this is some kind of a sales ploy or something?’ Nothing personal against Hurco. I just had a bad experience in the past when I had gone to a trade show and entered my name into a drawing and it ended up to be kind of a scam. But this experience with Hurco has been wonderful and it turned out very well. It is very exciting to have won this lathe for Highlight,” says Carl.

     CAPTION: Carl Reiser (left), the Fabrication and Maintenance Supervisor for Highlight Industries, and Kurt Riemenschneider, Owner of Highlight Industries, stand in front of their new Hurco TM6 turning center.

    According to the owner of Highlight Industries, Kurt Riemenschneider, Highlight Industries produces the most technically advanced stretch wrap equipment in the world, and is recognized as the leader in quality control equipment for stretch film and resin producers. Highlight offers the largest selection of stretch wrap equipment on earth with products ranging in price from 50 cents to $500,000.

                    “We’ve been very fortunate. We’ve had strong growth in the last year. We have a good group of people and the Grand Rapids area is a great place to work out of. We’ve doubled the size of our facility and bought a company in Canada in the last year.  We have pretty aggressive growth plans for the next year and that’s why the Hurco lathe fits in quite well. The timing is perfect,” says Kurt, who found out about the Hurco sweepstakes when Carl told him they had won.

    Highlight Industries uses their new Hurco TM6slant-bed lathe to fill the gap for one-offs and small volume jobs they previously produced on a manual lathe. “We use that particular machine as a gap to fill the lack of production versus one-offs. We can do the parts with precision, repeatability and save time. It takes us half the time on the Hurco TM6,” explains Carl. His favorite feature is DXF Transfer, which imports 2D data from a dxf file into the control, eliminating data entry mistakes. While it’s not a CAD system, the intuitive interface lets the operator do basic editing of DXF geometries right at the control, chain the contours, and select hole operations based on the hole diameter.

    Highlight has two other Hurco machine tools, the mill they have affectionately named Big Blue is the Hurco MB1. “We use it for very large parts. It’s been a good machine for us. We’ve had it for 15 years.  We’ve had the other Hurco mill, a Hawk 5, since 1989, and we bought it used so it’s like 30 years old,” says Carl.

    Kurt appreciates equipment that stands the test of time, especially since he builds equipment for the packaging industry. He started Highlight Industries from his basement in 1981 when he invented his first product, the Highlight Hand Wrapper. His goal was to produce and sell 20 hand wrappers a week. Soon, with the added help of four employees, Highlight outgrew the Riemenschneider's basement and Kurt rented a building in Wyoming, Michigan in 1983. The current facility is the second building the company has built as they continued to grow the company’s product line, customer base, and workforce. Highlight was recognized as "One of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the State of Michigan" in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992.  Highlight now employs 73 people with a total of 160,000 square feet in three plants located in Wyoming and Grandville, Michigan, just east of Grand Rapids.

     

    Highlight Industries

    www.highlightindustries.com
    2694  Prairie Street SW

    Wyoming, Michigan 49519

    616-531-2464

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268


    Braun Machinery

    www.braunmachinery.com
    4130 44th St., SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    Phone: (616) ­698-6400
    Toll Free: 1-800­-968-1000
    Fax: (616) ­698-8789

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    Published: 6/27/2013 |  2:30 PM
  • ​​Local Company Sponsors Second Car for Indianapolis 500 Race

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures CNC mills and lathes for the worldwide metal cutting market, has...Read more  >>Tags:

    sfhr car cropped.jpgINDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures CNC mills and lathes for the worldwide metal cutting market, has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) for the Indianapolis 500 race and the balance of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Therefore, the Hurco logo will appear on both the #21 SFHR car and the #22 Panther Dreyer & Reinbold (DRR) car at today’s Indianapolis 500.


    As part of the agreement, Hurco will provide the race team with CNC machining centers for the team’s machine shop located at their new facility in Speedway. In addition to the Hurco logo being featured on the #21 car, Hurco will receive VIP access to the team’s race facilities during the IZOD IndyCar season that will be used to give customers behind-the-scenes track experiences.sfhr machine shop hurco sign.jpg


    Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, said, “Actually, the sponsorship decision we made with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing is due in large part to the success we’ve had as the sponsor of another Indianapolis team, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. We have had an extremely positive experience with DRR. The team has treated us and our customers like family. Our customers continually tell us how much they appreciate the track experience and hospitality,” explained Volovic.

    Hurco has been a sponsor of the DRR #22 car for the past three seasons, but the team owners announced plans to exit IndyCar for the balance of the 2013 season after the Indianapolis 500.

     

    About Hurco Companies, Inc.
    Hurco Companies, Inc. is an industrial technology company that designs and produces interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The end market for the company's products consists primarily of independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. Hurco is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in Taiwan and China, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and the United States of America. More information about Hurco can be found at www.hurco.com

     

    About Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
    Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) was established in 2008 and is owned by former driver Sarah Fisher, the youngest woman ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the first woman to run a full IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, and businessman Wink Hartman. SFHR has competed in the IZOD IndyCar Series since 2008, earning its first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway.

     

    About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
    Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is entering its 14th season of full-time competition in 2013, making it one of the longest-tenured teams in IZOD IndyCar Series competition.  Current Co-Owners, Dennis Reinbold and Robbie Buhl, first teamed in full-time competition at the Walt Disney World Speedway in January of 2000.  With Buhl behind the wheel, the two owners tasted victory in their debut race.  The 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener, on the streets of St. Petersburg, marked Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's 200th series start.  DRR now has over 270 starts to tuck under its belt and has qualified a total of 27 cars for the Indianapolis 500.  In its history, the team has boasted a championship list of alumni drivers.  Besides Buhl, the team has run Indianapolis 500 winners, Al Unser, Jr., Buddy Lazier, and Buddy Rice, along with IZOD IndyCar Series race winner, Ryan Briscoe.  The team has one of the longest lines of heritage in American open-wheel racing and the Indianapolis 500 as Dennis Reinbold's grandfather, "Pop" Dreyer, built leading roadsters that raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 30s, 40s, and 50s.More information about the team can be found at www.dreyerreinboldracing.com


    Published: 5/26/2013 |  10:49 AM
  • ​Hurco China’s Aggressive Marketing Strategy Pays Off at CIMT

    In April this year at the 13th China International Machine Tool Exhibition (CIMT) in Beijing, Hurco China proved to the market that they are a world leadi...Read more  >>Tags:

    In April this year at the 13th China International Machine Tool Exhibition (CIMT) in Beijing, Hurco China proved to the market that they are a world leading machine tool manufacturer. With an updated brand identity, and an impressive booth design that was nearly twice the size of the 2011 booth, Hurco China clearly expressed their strategy has changed. Hurco China has seen substantial growth over the past two years and they capitalized on the opportunity at CIMT to showcase Hurco’s high quality standards from the booth design to the machines.
     
    “Innovation and sustainable development" was the official theme of CIMT, which was clearly displayed in Hurco’s booth. In an era of rapid technological growth, Hurco China, as the machine tool industry leader, must continually develop and innovate to meet the challenges of the future.

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    Hurco brought two new looks and concept machine models to CIMT: the VMX24HSi and VMX42RTi as well as the two most popular classic models, the VM10 and TMX10MY. The High Speed and 5-Axis Hurco machines drew a large crowd, resulting in a record number of sales for Hurco China. Hurco prides itself on innovation and success by providing the Chinese user with the latest technology and highest quality machines. Inside the booth, Hurco China ran programming contests at their Demo Control Bar, proving to visitors that Hurco is the leader of the intelligent control systems and a full solution provider.

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    During CIMT, Hurco was honored to receive the 2013 annual China Metal Processing Product Innovation Award in the Metal Processing forum, which was sponsored by the magazine Modern Manufacturing. The winning product, VMX24HSi, is a new type of high speed machining center. The Hurco high speed machining centers are created with the highest quality components and specifications necessary to go fast while maintaining accuracy. Hurco’s patented motion control system, Ulitmotion, set these machining centers apart from their competitors by reducing cycle times up to 30%.

    During the six-day event, Hurco received more than ten contract orders. The outstanding presentation and intelligent products attracted several national industry companies to the booth including the China Machine Tool Corporation. The Vice President of China Machine Tool Corporation, Ms. Zou Xiaohua, spent time with the General Manager, Mr. Yao Xue, of Hurco China and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Doar of Hurco Companies, Inc., to discuss the growth of Hurco in China. 
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    Mr. Yao Xue also spoke to a large number of media outlets stating, "Hurco is a machine tool manufacturer with high-end products, intelligent technology and a user-friendly control system. We will continue to perfect our service and sales network to maximize our growth in China.” CIMT was a great success for Hurco China and the message that Hurco provides the highest quality machine tools with superior technology was well received.

     

     



     

     

    Published: 5/14/2013 |  5:08 PM
  • ​Canadian Premiere of New Hurco Brand at WMTS

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—The Canadian premiere of the new Hurco brand will be held at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (Elliott Matsuura Booth 1121) June ...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Canadian premiere of the new Hurco brand will be held at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (Elliott Matsuura Booth 1121) June 4-6 in Edmonton, Alberta.Elliott Matsuura will exhibit the Hurco TM18Li slant-bed lathe for large parts and the VMX50i machining center at WMTS. The TM18L delivers 1,721 ft-lbs of torque from a 73-hp [54.4-kW] motor and has a 4:1 ratio gearbox. Customers in the energy and mining sectors use the TM18Li primarily to machine precise threads on drill casings and other tubes.

     

    Hurco VMX50i 3-Axis CNC Mill

    The VMX50i 50-taper mill has double-nut pre-tensioned ball screws anchored at both ends to increase accuracy and rigidity. The large linear rails are strategically spaced for increased strength, and wedge locked to a machined shoulder to reduce vibration. The VMX50i is equipped with UltiMotion, Hurco’s patented motion control system, which simultaneously reduces cycle time up to 30% and improves surface finish quality. UltiMotion uses complex software algorithms for motion planning instead of conventional hardware, which means it optimizes look-ahead, up to 10,000 blocks.

     

    As with all Hurco machine tools, both the TM18Li and VMX50i feature the integrated Hurco control that includes standard ISO/EIA for NC programming and the best conversational programming available. While the TM18Li has the single screen Hurco control instead of the dual screen control found on the VMX50i, both types of controls include conversational programming that helps shops of all sizes increase profitability by increasing productivity and include standard ISO/EIA to support NC.

     

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268


    Published: 4/18/2013 |  2:31 PM
  • Hurco Selects New Representative

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco has selected Excel Machine Technologies to represent Hurco’s broad line of CNC machining centers and turning centers in upstate New Yo...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco has selected Excel Machine Technologies to represent Hurco’s broad line of CNC machining centers and turning centers in upstate New York. Located in Rochester, Excel Technologies will be responsible for sales, installation, warranty, training, and applications for Hurco.

    excel technologies.jpgExcel owners Jason Boyle and Jeremy Shamp have accumulated broad-based experience in the industry. Jason gained experience in sales, applications and service at a machine-tool distributor, in addition to managing a mid-sized machine shop in the Buffalo area.  Jeremy rebuilt and installed large machines at a machine-tool research company and worked as a service engineer for a machine tool distributor.

     

    According to Joe Braun, Manager – Distributor Development for Hurco North America, “I believe Excel Technologies will be very successful representing Hurco because they value quality and they understand how Hurco’s robust control and machine technology address the challenges shops face—particularly, the challenge to increase profit margins in a high mix/low volume environment. All of us at Hurco look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com

     

    Excel Machine Technologies, Inc.
    65 Bermar Park
    Rochester, NY 14624
    585.426.1911
    www.emtcnc.com
    support@emtcnc.com


     

    Published: 4/18/2013 |  12:47 PM
  • Hurco Appoints New President

    ​INDIANAPOLIS-- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), based in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced the promotion of Gregory S. Volovic to President. This deci...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS-- Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), based in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced the promotion of Gregory S. Volovic to President. This decision was approved by Hurco's Board of Directors on March 14, 2013. Most recently Mr. Volovic served as Executive Vice President of Technology, Operations, and North American Sales/Service.

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    Mr. Volovic has been with Hurco Companies, Inc. since March 2005. His vision and entrepreneurial mind are a driving force in strategic innovation and developing new products and technologies. Mr. Volovic has also played a vital role in our global growth. With 27 years of experience, Mr. Volovic's professional background is very broad and includes managing multiple disciplines including machine design, operations, and sales.

     

    "Greg's appointment is an important step forward for the future of Hurco," said Michael Doar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He has played a vital role in the company's recent growth and global expansion; he has proven himself to be a visionary leader with the ability to navigate Hurco towards the exciting goals we look to achieve in the coming years."

     


    Prior to joining Hurco Companies Inc., Mr. Volovic worked at Thomson, Inc. in Indianapolis. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, and an MBA.

     

     

    Published: 4/18/2013 |  12:41 PM
  • ​Hurco to Exhibit HSM Mill at amerimold 2013

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its high-speed VMX42HSi mill at amerimold (Booth 247) that will be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 12-13. With direct dri...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco will showcase its high-speed VMX42HSi mill at amerimold (Booth 247) that will be held in Rosemont, Ill., June 12-13. With direct drive servos, an 18K integral spindle, and X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, the VMX42HSi is equipped with premium components to handle the rigors of high speed machining. The Automatic Tool Changer supports HSK tooling and has a chip-to-chip time of 4.5 seconds. The air-over-oil spindle lubrication distributes oil evenly and prevents bearings from grease starvation.

     

    Equipped with UltiMotion, Hurco’s patented motion control system, cycle time is reduced up to 30% while simultaneously improving surface finish quality. UltiMotion uses complex software algorithms for motion planning instead of conventional hardware, which means it optimizes look-ahead, up to 10,000 blocks.

     



    The VMX42HSi is built to last and to retain accuracy with larger linear rails that are mounted to a machined shoulder for increased rigidity. Additionally, the rails are wedge-locked to the frame to reduce vibration instead of the faster, cheaper face-milled process.

     

    The Hurco integrated control is optimized for the advanced tool paths generated by CAM systems with a 64-GB Solid State Drive, two gigabytes (2 GB) of memory, a 2-GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, and processing speed up to 2,277 bps.


    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    Published: 4/11/2013 |  11:38 AM
  • Hurco Machines to be Exhibited at Three EASTEC Booths

      INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco machine tools will be exhibited at three EASTEC booths at the annual show that will be held in West Springfield, Mass., May 14-16. H...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco machine tools will be exhibited at three EASTEC booths at the annual show that will be held in West Springfield, Mass., May 14-16. Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will exhibit the 5-axis VM10Ui mill and the mill turn TMM8i at Booth 1205; CCAT will exhibit the Hurco 5-axis VMX30Ui at Booth 1354, and Greenleaf  will showcase the 3-axis VM10i mill at Booth 5317. All of the machines feature the new design Hurco introduced at IMTS 2012. While the sleek exterior design of the Hurco machines with the new Hurco logo is the most noticeable difference from the classic Hurco machine tools, the inclusion of UltiMotion is the most significant technological difference. UltiMotion is only available on Hurco mills, both 3-axis and 5-axis. This patented feature reduces cycle time by up to 30% and significantly increases surface finish quality.
    VM10Ui
    The 5-Axis VM10Ui (Brooks Machinery Booth 1205) has X/Y/Z travels of 21x16x19, X/Y/Z rapids of 945 inches per minute, a 20-station ATC, and the integrated Hurco control that supports both ISO/EIA NC programming and conversational programming. For customers who don’t have simultaneous 5-axis work right now, the Hurco 5-axis machines include 5-sided conversational programming that instantly makes each part more profitable. The inherent technology of the Hurco 5-axis machining centers minimizes the number of setups, eliminates scrap with powerful verification graphics, and delivers superb surface finish with advanced smoothing algorithms.

     

    TMM10i to visually represent TMM8i

    The TMM8i mill turn, slant-bed lathe with live tooling has X-axis travels of 7.8 inches and Z-axis travels of 20 inches, a maximum turning diameter of 10.1 inches, a maximum turning length of 17.9 inches, and a maximum bar capacity of 2 inches.

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.                                    
    www.hurco.com                                
    info@hurco.com                          
    1.800.634.2416                                                   
    One Technology Way                        
    P.O. Box 68180                                           
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

     

    Brooks Associates
    www.brooksmachinery.com
    sales@brooksmachinery.com
    781-871-3400
    300 Longwater Drive, Unit A
    Norwell, MA 02061

    Published: 4/11/2013 |  11:27 AM
  • Hurco Renews Partnership with IndyCar Race Team

    INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2011) Hurco Companies, Inc., announced it has renewed its strategic alliance with Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) for t...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2011) Hurco Companies, Inc., announced it has renewed its strategic alliance with Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The Panther DRR team selected Hurco as their exclusive CNC machine tool and has been using the Hurco 5-axis VMX42SR and mill turn TMX8MYS to make parts at their 30,000 square foot Indianapolis facility since 2011. As a sponsor, the Hurco logo is featured team’s car, Hurco has VIP access to the team’s race facilities during the IZOD IndyCar season, and has had the privilege of using a show car for events.

     

    At DRR’s machine shop, lead machinist Shane Sievers, who started machining back in the days of punch tape, relies on Hurco’s conversational programming to make parts on the fly. “I’ll get a call when the team is on the race track and they’ll say they need a new part tomorrow morning. Sometimes I have a print. Sometimes I sketch it out on a piece of paper. The Hurco control makes it easy to get the part fro

    m my head to the control. That’s what I love about being a machinist for an IndyCar team. No day is ever the same. And our Hurcos are made to handle that kind of quick turnaround and the need for constant flexibility,” said Sievers.

     

    “Since both Hurco and DRR are based in Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world, it is fitting that Hurco plans to celebrate the company’s 45th anniversary with special customers by holding a VIP event in the month of May that promises to give guests the Indy racing experience of a lifetime,” says Phil Fassnacht, Marketing Director for Hurco Companies, Inc.

     

    “Dreyer & Reinbold has been an outstanding partner. At IMTS, the team’s driver, Oriol Servia, team co-owner Robbie Buhl, and lead machinist Shane Sievers conducted presentations at our booth, attended a special VIP event for customers, and autographed pictures and custom race helmets. They just do a great job accommodating us and our customers. With the behind-the-scenes access, such as attendance at the team meeting, in addition to the team’s friendliness, our customers get to experience the excitement of IndyCar and have a great time,” says Fassnacht.

     

    The racing season kicks off March 24th at St. Petersburg and then the road to Indy continues with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 7th, The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach April 21st, the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil, and finally the Indianapolis 500 on May 26th.

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    Published: 4/3/2013 |  11:23 AM
  • Hurco Introduces Blog for Machinists

    ​INDIANAPOLIS –With the introduction of Hurco’s new brand identity that focuses on machinists and the parts they manufacture, Hurco announced the launch a...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS –With the introduction of Hurco’s new brand identity that focuses on machinists and the parts they manufacture, Hurco announced the launch a new information resource specifically for machinists. The Hurco Blog is authored by Michael Cope, a former shop owner and current Applications Engineer and Product Technical Specialist at Hurco.

     

    “When we worked on our rebranding initiative, we wanted to make sure we listened to the voice of the machinist, our core customer,” said Phil Fassnacht, Marketing Director for Hurco. “Because of Mike’s experience at Hurco as an Applications Engineer combined with the fact that he owned and operated a shop, I knew he would be able to generate valuable content that would really help our customers,” continued Fassnacht.

     

    The Hurco Blog contains topics that resonate with all machinists, such as high-speed machining, 5-axis workholding, and 5-axis accuracy, in addition to tips that are specific to Hurco machine tools.

     

    Mike.jpgCope has been in the manufacturing industry since 1984 and says, “Despite all of the ups and downs of this industry, I can’t imagine any other industry that offers the opportunity to combine craftsmanship and creativity with technology. When I’m writing posts for the Hurco Blog, I think of information that would have been helpful to me as a machinist who owned a shop. Manufacturing technology moves so fast and I hope the articles I write will help machinists get relevant information quickly so they can get back to making chips and/or running their business,” says Mike Cope.

     

     

    Readers can get new blog articles as soon as they are posted by subscribing to the blog. Click on this link and enter your email in the top left of the page.

     

     

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    hurco.com
    http://blog.hurco.com/blog
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN  46268-0180
    800.634.2416

    Published: 2/28/2013 |  3:11 PM
  • Hurco Announces New Distributor Appointments

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the selection of new distributor partners and expanded territories for several other distributors throughout the U.S.A. Ma...Read more  >>Tags:

    ​INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the selection of new distributor partners and expanded territories for several other distributors throughout the U.S.A.

    Gary and Gerry California.jpgMachinery Sales Company (pictured left: Garry Frost and Gary Smith) has been selected as the exclusive distributor of Hurco machines in southern California while HS&S Machine Tool and Metrology, Inc. has been selected to represent Hurco in northern California and northern Nevada.


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    Hurco has expanded the territory of ACI Machine Tools (pictured above) to include Tennessee in addition to Kentucky and southern Indiana. Applied Machine Sales will focus exclusively on Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. In Illinois, Machinery Source has been chosen as the Hurco representative for the Chicago area.


    According to Joe Braun, Manager – Distributor Development for Hurco North America, “These distributors and other distributor partners throughout the U.S. are successful representing Hurco because they understand how to demonstrate the value Hurco technology provides. In particular, the Hurco control has multiple features that help shops increase profitability in a high mix/small batch environment. Additionally, UltiMotion®, patented technology only available from Hurco, has been so well-received by customers that we are including it as a standard feature in all of our new machining centers. UltiMotion® reduces cycle time up to 30% and significantly improves surface finish quality because it uses software to control the motion system instead of conventional hardware, which means less machine jerk and optimized look-ahead. ”


    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416

    ACI Machine Tool Sales
    2001 Foundation Drive
    Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    www.acimachine.com
    (502) 839-1441

    Applied Machine Solutions Inc.
    6175 Hickory Flat Hwy
    Suite 110-379
    Canton, GA 30115
    www.appliedmachine.com
     (678) 880-0893

    HS&S Machine Tool and Metrology, Inc.
    2185 Ronald St
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    www.hsands.com
    (408) 980-8909

    Machinery Sales Company
    17253 Chestnut Street
    City of Industry, CA 91748
    www.mchysales.com
    (626) 581-9211

    Machinery Source, LLC
    6530 Revlon Dr
    Belvidere, IL 61008
    www.machinerysource.com
    (815) 547-0990

    Published: 2/28/2013 |  2:40 PM
  • Hurco Machining Center Supports Efficient Manufacturing for Medical Industry

    ​INDIANAPOLIS— The VM10UHSi machining center has several advantages for the medical industry, according to Hurco. First and foremost, the control is versa...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— The VM10UHSi machining center has several advantages for the medical industry, according to Hurco. First and foremost, the control is versatile and adapts to the way the customer wants to work, which means it is equally powerful whether you use industry standard NC or conversational programming. However, the conversational features are especially beneficial for prototyping and quick editing of part programs, according to the company. Secondly, the VM10UHSi is a 5-axis machining center with an especially efficient footprint (117.9 x 105 in) and is equipped with a high speed machining package that has a 20K spindle standard and a 30K spindle option and rapids of 945 inches/minute on X, Y, and Z axes.
    Manufacturers of medical parts are especially focused on surface finish. The VM10UHSi is equipped with UltiMotion, the patented motion system invented by Hurco. Because UltiMotion uses an advanced trajectory algorithm, it is able to generate motion that is smoother and faster than any hardware-only solution on the market, according to the company. The benefits include a 30-percent reduction in cycle time and parts with higher quality surface finishes because UltiMotion provides an overall reduction in machine jerk, up to 50% during direction changes, and less overall vibration.

    All Hurco mills, both 3-axis and 5-axis are equipped with UltiMotion.
    VM10UHSi machining center

    Published: 2/17/2013 |  2:24 PM
  • Hurco Technology Facilitates Faster Drilling/Tapping

    ​INDIANAPOLIS— UltiMotion, the patented motion system developed by Hurco, has particular benefits for drilling and tapping, according to Hurco. UltiMotion...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS— UltiMotion, the patented motion system developed by Hurco, has particular benefits for drilling and tapping, according to Hurco. UltiMotion has an advanced trajectory algorithm in the software that generates faster yet smoother motion than any hardware-only solution, the company said.
    "The ability of UltiMotion to take the shortest path from hole to hole yields cycle time reduction when machining parts with many repetitive tasks, such as drilling and tapping," said a Hurco spokesperson. "For rigid tapping, UltiMotion deploys a coordinated motion control mechanism that monitors the spindle angle at all times and instructs the axes to follow the spindle position. It also has the flexibility to choose higher speed/RPM to retract the tap tool out of the hole. For example, a customer can set the retract rate up to 100 times the in-feed rate.”
    "Other benefits of UltiMotion include smoother surface finish and an overall reduction in machine jerk, up to 50% during direction changes. The overall smoother motion provided by UltiMotion yields less vibration and less chatter marks, which provides improved surface finish and minimizes the stress placed on the machining center's internal components."

    All Hurco mills, both 3-axis and 5-axis—from the most advanced VMX42SRTi machining center to the general purpose entry-level VM10i machining center—are equipped with UltiMotion.\
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    Published: 2/17/2013 |  12:54 PM
  • Hurco Customer Hosts Florida Governor's Tax Reform Event

      Cocoa, FL –The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, held a press event to highlight his proposal to eliminate taxes on new manufacturing equipment at Coast...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    Cocoa, FL –The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, held a press event to highlight his proposal to eliminate taxes on new manufacturing equipment at Coastal Steel. Governor Scott also awarded the founder of Coastal Steel the “Governor’s Business Ambassador Award”. Representatives from Hurco attended the event at Coastal Steel’s 40,000 square-foot facility in Cocoa, Florida, where the company owns multiple Hurco machine tools, to talk about the newest equipment to be delivered to Coastal Steel and how their spirit of innovation has led to continued success.

     

     
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    “Coastal Steel will be the first customer in the world to own a Hurco 5-axis 3-meter DCX32 machining center. The 5-axis DCX32 is being specially configured at Hurco’s Indianapolis facility,” said Phil Fassnacht, Director of Marketing for Hurco Companies, Inc.
     
    “We are honored that a company like Coastal Steel continues to invest in Hurco technology. Their iconic work, which includes world famous structures, such as stands as the Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest, Magic Kingdom Mission Space and the 90-foot tall Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat at Disney MGM Studios, is a testament to their commitment to quality and innovation. With customers, such as Lockheed Martin and NASA, Coastal Steel is well-known for the quality parts they manufacture for Florida’s space coast,” continued Fassnacht.
     
    Of Coastal Steel, Governor Scott said, “I am thoroughly impressed with the facility and with the work done here at Coastal Steel. By investing in their employees and taking risks in developing industries, Coastal Steel has brought innovative work to Florida and created 100 jobs for Florida families.”
     
    The President of Coastal Steel, Dale Coxwell said, “We were honored to have Governor Scott visit our facility today. His commitment to growing manufacturing in Florida is a commitment to helping businesses, like ours, continue to grow and succeed in a global economy.”
     
    Coastal Steel, a nationally recognized steel erection and fabrication company was established in 1976 by founder Phillip Coxwell, father of Coastal Steel’s current President, Dale Coxwell. The Governor said he awarded the  Business Ambassador Award to Phillip Coxwell for his ability to recognize the passion and individualism of his family members that allowed Coastal Steel to grow into a successful multi-faceted, third generation family business in Florida.
     
     
    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    info@hurco.com
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN  46268-0180
    800.634.2416
     
    Coastal Steel
    info@coastalsteel.com

    870 Cidco Road
    Cocoa, FL 32923
    321.632.8228

     
    Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
    400 S Monroe St
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Press Office: (850) 717-9282
    www.flgov.com
     
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    Published: 2/1/2013 |  4:01 PM
  • AMT Summarizes New Tax Incentives

      President Obama signed “The American Tax Relief Act of 2012” into law. The new law includes an extension of the 50% bonus depreciation through 2013 and...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    President Obama signed “The American Tax Relief Act of 2012” into law. The new law includes an extension of the 50% bonus depreciation through 2013 and increases Sec. 179 expensing limits for 2012 and 2013. This is a major victory for manufacturers, according to AMT (The Association for Manufacturing Technology).

     

    50% Bonus Depreciation Extended

    For the 2012 and 2013 tax years, 50% bonus depreciation on new equipment purchases is allowed. Unlike Section 179, there is NO CAP on the amount of the equipment that can be depreciated under this bonus depreciation provision.

     

    Section 179 "Small Business" Expensing Increased

    The Section 179 expensing allowance is boosted to $500,000 for new and used equipment purchases ordered and placed in service in the 2012 and 2013 tax years. Moreover, the cap on how much equipment can be purchased to fully enjoy the write-off increases to $2 million (after which the amount that can be deducted phases out dollar for dollar.

     

    AMT prepared an example of how these tax incentives can benefit companies.

     

    SOURCE: The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)  www.amtonline.org

    Published: 1/8/2013 |  11:41 AM
  • Hurco Exhibits at International Motorsports Show in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., is exhibiting four machines for the estimated 25,000 racing industry professionals who plan to attend this year’s Inte...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., is exhibiting four machines for the estimated 25,000 racing industry professionals who plan to attend this year’s International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS), which starts today and runs through Saturday in Indianapolis.This is the first year Hurco has participated in IMIS, which debuted in 2010.

     

    “Hurco decided to participate in IMIS this year for several reasons. Indianapolis is the home of Hurco’s international headquarters and we have had a partnership with Indianapolis race team Panther Dreyer and Reinbold (DRR) for two years, which includes the use of Hurco CNC machine tools in their Indianapolis machine shop. In addition to DRR, we have numerous customers who rely on Hurco machine tools to make parts for the motorsports industry and we believe IMIS will be a great opportunity to showcase how the integrated control on our machine tools gets machinists from print to part faster. According to an economic impact study to be released today at IMIS, motorsports is responsible for more than 23,000 direct jobs in Indiana and has an indirect impact that creates 421,000 jobs. Additionally, motorsports companies are connected to other sectors including aerospace and orthopedics,” said a Hurco spokesperson.

     

    At IMIS, Hurco will showcase the VM5i, VM10UHSi, VMX42HSi, and TMX8MYSi at Booth 2401. In addition to the customized Hurco Race Car supplied by DRR that will be on display, visitors to the Hurco booth will have the chance to win a VIP Track Experience Package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the guest of racing partner DRR.  Other attractions at the Hurco booth include appearances from the DRR team, including driver Oriol Servia, DRR hat giveaways, and commemorative DRR mini-helmet giveaways.

     

    Hurco Machine Tools at IMIS Booth 2401

     
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    VM5i 3-Axis CNC Vertical Machining Center

    X/Y/Z Travels: 18/14/14 inches
    Spindle Speed: 8K rpm
    X/Y/Z Rapids: 750/750/750 per minute
     

     

     
     
     
     

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    VM10UHSi 5-Axis High Speed CNC Vertical Machining Center

    X/Y/Z Travels: 21/16/19 inches
    Spindle Speed: 20K rpm
    X/Y/Z Rapids: 945/945/945 per minute
     
     

     

     

     

     

      

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    X/Y/Z Travels: 42/24/24 inches
    Spindle Speed: 18K rpm
    X/Y/Z Rapids: 1,575/1,575/1,575 per minute
     
     

     

     

     

     

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    Maximum Turning Diameter: 13.2 inches
    Maximum Turning Length:  20.8 inches
    Maximum Bar Capacity:  2.5 inches

     

    Published: 12/6/2012 |  12:13 PM
  • Minnesota Company Wins Sweepstakes

    (Nov 13, 2012) INDIANAPOLIS—Peter Orluck, owner of Orluck Industries, won the “Buy At The Show Sweepstakes” sponsored by Hurco Companies, Inc., an advan...Read more  >>Tags:

    (Nov 13, 2012) INDIANAPOLIS—Peter Orluck, owner of Orluck Industries, won the “Buy At The Show Sweepstakes” sponsored by Hurco Companies, Inc., an advanced manufacturing technology company based in Indianapolis, Ind. As the winner, representatives from Hurco and Hurco’s distributor partner, Stone Machinery, will arrive at Orluck Industries to present Orluck with an Apple® iPad® and the chance to win $25,000. The Hurco Sweepstakes took place at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago where Hurco was an exhibitor. All of the attendees at the Hurco exhibit who purchased a Hurco machine tool were entered into the Sweepstakes.

     

    Orluck purchased three vertical machining centers from Hurco, the 5-Axis VMX30U, the 3-Axis Performance VMX30, and the 3-Axis General Performance VM20. The Hurco machines employ an integrated control system that has an intuitive interface that allows job shop personnel to program parts at the machine. Orluck Industries machines precision parts for multiple industries, including aerospace, defense, and medical. The company is AS9100/ISO 9001 QMS Certified with a focus on continual improvement.


    Orluck Industries
    www.orluckindustries.com
    13422 Business Center Drive NW
    Elk River, MN 55330
    763.633.6005

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    Stone Machinery, Inc.
    www.stonemachinery.comSales, Showroom & Training Center
    551 Phalen Blvd.
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    Phone: (651) ¬778-8887
    Toll Free: (800) ¬879-2788

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    Published: 11/15/2012 |  12:51 PM
  • Hurco's New Products and New Image are a Hit at IMTS

      INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco sold a record number of machines at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last week and the response to ...Read more  >>Tags:

     

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco sold a record number of machines at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last week and the response to the new machine design and new products exceeded expectations, according to Hurco Executive Vice President Greg Volovic. Hurco used the IMTS platform to introduce the company’s first global rebranding initiative in its 44-year history. 

    “The largest manufacturing technology show was the perfect venue to show customers our new machine design and our new machine lines, such as the HSi High Speed Series. IMTS was the official launch of the new brand identity that will be used by all divisions worldwide by the end of the year. While the external look is new for Hurco, the iron is as rigid and reliable as ever and our integrated control continues to provide customers with technology that makes their shops more productive and more profitable. As attendees packed the booth to see the sleek new design of the Hurco machines in gun metal gray, accented with the new Hurco logo, the energy and excitement was infectious,” said Hurco Marketing Director Phil Fassnacht.
    Because the flexibility of the Hurco control is unparalleled due to the fact that it processes NC programs efficiently and also includes the best Conversational Programming method available, the IMTS booth was designed with a path for NC and a path for Conversational, explained Fassnacht. Each machine demonstration highlighted the specific benefits of the Hurco control for each programming method.
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    “Speed, whether a shop uses NC or Conversational Programming, was an important component of the show as all the Hurco machine tools were equipped with our patented UltiMotionTM technology,” said Volovic. “For years, our control has accelerated the process of getting from print to part by reducing the time it takes to program and set up a part, and now with UltiMotionTM, customers get the benefit of faster cycle times because the software algorithms can determine the optimal tool path. At least 100 customers throughout North America are using UltiMotionTM for 3-axis and 5-axis machining and they are achieving phenomenal results with cycle time reductions of up to 35% and sometimes even more. Additionally, the smoother motion significantly improves surface finish quality, which is especially important to mold makers,” explained Volovic.

    Michael Doar, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, stated, "I am excited with the enthusiasm and interest that was apparent at our IMTS booth. I am confident we will build on this momentum as the other divisions introduce the new brand throughout the world in the coming months.”

    Published: 9/18/2012 |  3:24 PM
  • Hurco IMTS Booth Design Promotes Control Flexibility

    INDIANAPOLIS--To accentuate the flexibility of the integrated control, that supports industry standard NC and conversational equally well, the Hurco IMTS ...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS--To accentuate the flexibility of the integrated control, that supports industry standard NC and conversational equally well, the Hurco IMTS Booth illustrates the advantages of NC on one side of the booth and conversational on the other side. Demonstrations on both sides of the booth  feature Hurco's patented motion control system that reduces cycle time by as much as 35% and simultaneously improves surface finish quality. Called UltiMotion, this feature works equally well with conversational part programs and NC programs. It is only available on Hurco vertical machining centers, both 3-axis and 5-axis.

    Because the patented software controls the motion system instead of conventional hardware, UltiMotion  can create the optimal path to move through corners faster and more smoothly with less machine jerk. The dynamic variable look-ahead of UltiMotion is capable of up to 10,000 blocks per second. Our engineering team is giving presentations about UltiMotion throughout the show!


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    Paul Gray, Hurco engineer, explaining the technology and benefits of UltiMotion.

    Published: 9/12/2012 |  1:07 PM
  • Hurco Employees Celebrate Launch of New Brand

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HURC), a leading manufacturer of machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting market, officially launched t...Read more  >>Tags:

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HURC), a leading manufacturer of machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting market, officially launched their new brand imagery to the public today.  The 117 employees at the northwest Indianapolis headquarters facility gathered for a pre-launch event yesterday to celebrate the first rebranding in the company’s 44-year history.  Indianapolis has been home to Hurco since Gerald Roch and the late Edward Humston founded the company in 1968.

    “This is a very exciting and strategic initiative that will further highlight the technologies that our customers trust in, and the benefits they bring to their business.  Our advanced controls capabilities make our machine tools exceptionally easy to use, and this allows our customers to begin producing parts faster,” explained John Donlon, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Service for Hurco Companies, Inc.  “This benefit applies to all metal parts and mold suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, energy, medical device and consumer goods industries,” Donlon continued.

    In addition to a new logo, signage, website and marketing collateral, Hurco is introducing a very modern external design for their machine tools.  “This redesign has been performed to coincide with the launch of a new platform of high performance machines that will be introduced to the public at our major tradeshows around the world through the balance of 2012,” said Donlon, “and will begin with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) that will be held in Chicago in September.”
     

    Hurco selected the Indianapolis based company, Borshoff, as their partner in this rebranding process.

    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN  46268-0180
    800.634.2416

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    Above: The VMX42HSi represents the newest innovation from Hurco. This high-speed machining center has an integral spindle with 18K base speed and ABEC-7 ceramic hybrid bearings to manage the thermal issues associated with high speed machining.

     

     

     

     

    Published: 8/3/2012 |  2:34 PM
  • Worldwide Launch of New Hurco Brand at IMTS

    INDIANAPOLIS—IMTS attendees will be the first in the world to see the new Hurco brand, announced John Donlon, Hurco’s Executive Vice President of Worldwid...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—IMTS attendees will be the first in the world to see the new Hurco brand, announced John Donlon, Hurco’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing. Donlon explained the motivation of the re-branding initiative, “Our customers have known for years the technological advantages of our CNC machines because they experience the benefits of our control technology each day with increased productivity and profitability. Our new branding better reflects Hurco’s commitment to innovation that helps our customers reap these benefits through the advanced software features of our control.”  

     

    “According to industry reports, shops across the U.S. are having difficulty finding qualified machinists, which is impeding their ability to grow. We know from our customers that Hurco CNC machine tools solve that problem on many levels due to our control technology because it simplifies complex operations, makes shop floor operations more efficient, and improves overall productivity. For the new brand, we selected the tagline, ‘Mind Over Metal’ because we feel it captures the partnership between Hurco and our customers. Their machining expertise combined with our control technology gets them from print to part faster to improve profitability,” said Donlon

    The centerpiece of the Hurco re-branding presentation at IMTS will be the new VMX42SRT 5-axis machining center that has a direct-drive C-axis rotary table. The swivel head/rotary table design of the VMX42SRT features a flush rotary table that is embedded for maximum manufacturing flexibility and a larger work cube. For 5-axis parts, the embedded C-axis rotary table supports taller parts due to more than 3.5 additional inches in Z. For 3-axis work, the increased table size supports parts up to 42 x 24 inches. Basic specifications of the VMX42SRT include X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24 inches, a 12K spindle standard, a 40-station swing-arm automatic tool changer, X/Y/Z rapids of 1,378/1,378/1,181 inches per minute, and the integrated Hurco control that includes both conversational and NC programming modes.

     

    In addition to the new brand launch and six new machine models, Hurco will announce the official release of the company’s patented UltiMotionTM technology for 5-axis machining centers. First introduced on 3-axis mills, UltiMotionTM simultaneously improves surface finish quality and reduces cycle time by as much as 30-40 percent.

     

    Greg Volovic, Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations for Hurco, said, “UltiMotionTM is probably the biggest advancement in control technology in the last decade. It is the result of years of research and development, and is a combination of Hurco’s proprietary control technologies and advanced modern control theories. The primary benefits to customers are the ability to cut higher quality parts in a shorter period of time with greater accuracy and complete flexibility in adjusting the balance between surface finish and maximum feed rates. Our customers with 3-axis machining centers experienced such phenomenal results, the engineering team accelerated the development of UltiMotionTM for 5-axis. No one else has this technology. UltiMotionTM is only available on Hurco mills,” explained  Volovic.

     

    While UltiMotionTM includes multiple technological advancements and benefits for customers, the patented lookahead mechanism is the foundation. Unlike traditional lookahead, UltiMotion’s lookahead doesn’t require a fixed number of blocks because it is controlled by software instead of hardware. With UltiMotionTM, the control evaluates the geometry and motion profile and makes sure there is enough lookahead information to make optimized maneuvers, which results in better surface finish quality in a shorter amount of time. The rapid cornering capability of UltiMotionTM allows the spindle to travel through corners at high speed with negligible deviation without overshooting or stopping, which significantly reduces cycle time when machining parts with many repetitive tasks, such as drilling or tapping. UltiMotionTM is available for both conversational and G-code programs, but is only available on Hurco 3-axis and 5-axis machining centers.

     

    Other new Hurco machine tools to be introduced at IMTS include the VM5, and four high-speed machining centers, the VM10HS, VM10UHS, VM24HS, and VM42HS. The popular VM20 3-axis mill, the flagship VMX50 3-axis mill, and the mill turn TMX8MYS lathe with sub-spindle, will also be at on display at the Hurco booth.

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     


    Published: 8/1/2012 |  9:33 AM
  • Hurco Promotes 5-Axis Technology for Moldmakers

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco 5-axis VMX42SR has multiple benefits for mold shops, especially shops that manufacture deep cavity molds or tall core molds. T...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—The Hurco 5-axis VMX42SR has multiple benefits for mold shops, especially shops that manufacture deep cavity molds or tall core molds. The VMX42SR uses a rotary table and swivel head that allows the tool to tilt and rotate, which promotes the use of shorter tools instead of long, skinny tools that a typical 3-axis machine requires. When using long tools, the machinist has to decrease the feed rates to prevent tool breakage and minimize chatter. With stouter, shorter tools used on the 5-axis VMX42SR, the machinist can push faster with increased feed rates and take heavier cuts. The ability to use shorter tooling with the VMX42SR also reduces the deflection of the tool, increases surface finish quality, significantly reduces the need to polish the mold, and eliminates the need for EDM operations in many cases.


    The VMX42SR’s table (C-axis) has unlimited and continuous angular movement, which is especially important when machining down a steep wall and going around the part. If the C-axis only has +360/-360 degrees of motion, the process is significantly slowed down because the table will literally need to unwind at regular intervals to machine the part. Rigid and reliable, the VMX42SR features premium components, such as oversized linear rails, high accuracy encoders, and an integral spindle, and it is powered by integrated Hurco control. The Hurco control with WinMax® has the specifications required to process large part programs, such as a 40 GB hard drive, 2 GB of RAM, a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor, and processing speed up to 2,918 bps. Additionally, the control has numerous features that enhance NC programs, such as Tool Path Linearization, which eliminates gouging of the workpiece and the line segments in the form of XYZBC or AC moves that a CAM system uses. With Tool Path Linearization, the mold will have a smoother surface finish and the program is optimized to promote a smaller file size.


    Automatic Safe Repositioning (ASR) is another premium feature that benefits NC programs. A simple addition of one G-code tells the machine to retract along the vector and override the out of limits protocol, eliminating error messages or machine stoppages. The Hurco control is smart enough to retract, move to Z0 along the X-limit, re-orient the tool, move to retract plane, move above the plunge point, and plunge to the target along the vector.

    For more details, visit www.hurco.com or www.FiveAxisMachining.com.

    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.




    Published: 7/27/2012 |  12:41 PM
  • Hurco Introduces 5-Axis Feature to Reduce Cycle Time

    INDIANAPOLIS—The VMX30U 5-axis machining center is equipped with control technology for both NC and Conversational that makes programming and processin...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS—The VMX30U 5-axis machining center is equipped with control technology for both NC and Conversational that makes programming and processing part programs for aerospace jobs painless. While Hurco focuses on technology that reduces setup and programming, the newest 5-axis feature, UltiMotionTM, simultaneously reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality. Hurco released UltiMotion for 3-axis machining centers last year, and just finished field testing of UltiMotion on its 5-axis machines.


    UltiMotion is based on Hurco’s proprietary look-ahead technology and includes rapid cornering capabilities, which allow the spindle to travel through blended corners at high speeds instead of stopping between rapids. According to the company, customers report improved surface finish quality, less machine vibration, less chatter marks, and increased accuracy while reducing cycle time by 30-35%.


    The VMX30U has X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 inches, rapids that are 1,378 per minute in X and Y, and 1,181 inches per minute in Z. The Hurco 5-axis machining center yields more clearance in the Z-axis because Hurco uses an integrated trunnion table design instead of simply attaching a trunnion table to a 3-axis machine. Beyond the expert design that results in a rigid and reliable machine tool, the advanced Hurco control technology has exclusive 5-axis software features that increase efficiency, reduce setup time, and improve surface finish in addition to holding tolerances required for high-precision parts.


    One VMX30U customer who manufactures aircraft circuit board housings says 5-sided machining on his VMX30U saves him approximately six hours compared to milling the aircraft part on his 3-axis machining center. In addition to eliminating repeated manual re-fixturing and reducing the number of operations from six to two, programming the part at the control with Hurco’s 5-sided conversational method takes less time than programming the part with his CAD/CAM software and frees up the CAD/CAM system for more complex programming. The other significant benefit to employing a 5-sided machining process is the elimination of cumulative errors that can occur with flipping parts.


    Hurco Companies, Inc.

    One Technology Way

    P.O. Box 68180

    Indianapolis, IN  46268-0180

    www.hurco.com

    www.FiveAxisMachining.com               

    1-800-634-2416                   

    info@hurco.com

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    ​About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     

    Published: 4/17/2012 |  2:21 PM
  • ​Hurco Customers Reduce Cycle Time by 30% with UltiMotion.

    INDIANAPOLIS--Hurco announced the release of UltiMotion for all of its 5-axis machining centers. The proprietary control feature was released last yea...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS--Hurco announced the release of UltiMotion for all of its 5-axis machining centers. The proprietary control feature was released last year for Hurco 3-axis mills and has proven even more successful than anticipated, according to the company. The primary benefits to customers include reduced cycle time and improved surface finish quality. The reduction in cycle time increases with the complexity of the part and with the addition of repetitive tasks, such as drilling and tapping.


    UltiMotion’s 3D compensation of machine squareness (perpendicularity), compensation of the mechanical system dynamics, and advanced motion control improve system accuracy. Therefore, UlitMotion has rapid cornering capability that allows the spindle to travel through corners at high speed with negligible deviation without overshooting or stopping. This is especially beneficial in reducing cycle times when machining parts with many repetitive tasks, such as drilling or tapping. For rigid tapping, UltiMotion deploys a coordinated motion control mechanism that monitors the spindle angle at all times and controls the axes to follow the spindle position. It also has the flexibility to choose higher speed/rpm to retract the tap tool out of the hole.


    The proprietary dynamic variable lookahead mechanism of UltiMotion is completely unlike traditional lookahead. With UltiMotion, the control software evaluates the geometry and motion profile and makes sure there is enough lookahead information to make optimized maneuvers. The patented lookahead mechanism is another reason why better surface quality can be obtained in a shorter period of time, according to the company.


    Customers who use UltiMotion on their 3-axis Hurco mills have reported reduced cycle times ranging from 30 to 40 percent. Tom Miller, President and founder  of M-Tech Lab reported, “With UltiMotion we’re seeing 30-35% faster throughput…our machine runs very fast and we don’t get an jerks.”


    The Tool Room Manager at Wepco Plastics says the surface finish quality is so good with UltiMotion that he doesn’t have to polish the molds. “We had a cut that would have been at least 100 hours long on our old machines and it only took us 30 hours with UltiMotion… and we don't have to polish the mold!  The finish is that good!”


    For more than 40 years, Hurco has been developing technology that helps the machinist get the job done faster without sacrificing quality. While most of our control advantages reside in programming and setup reduction via conversational programming features that benefit shops with a high mix of parts, UltiMotion reduces cycle time and improves surface finish quality for both NC and conversational programs. Technology that is only available from Hurco. Now, UltiMotion is available for 5-axis machining centers in addition to 3-axis mills. For more information, go to http://www.hurco.com/ultimotion.


    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com

    www.FiveAxisMachining.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268


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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

    Published: 4/7/2012 |  1:53 PM
  • Hurco's 5-Sided Machining Increases Customers’ Profitability

    INDIANAPOLIS—The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining center go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work that requires a CAM system. More shops are realizin...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS—The benefits of a 5-axis vertical machining center go beyond simultaneous 5-axis work that requires a CAM system. More shops are realizing greater profit margins on existing parts by converting to a 5-sided machining process using a 5-axis machine instead of using a conventional 3-axis VMC.


    The VMX30U 5-axis machining center by Hurco features X/Y/Z travels of 30 x 20 x 20.5 and a 24-tool ATC. As with all Hurco machine tools, the true advantage of the VMX30U resides within the control technology. Not only does the integrated Hurco control have both NC and conversational, with full NC support, you can program 5-sided parts at the control with conversational programming—no CAM system needed. Features, such as Universal Rotary, Transform Plane, Tool Path Linearization, Tool Center Point Management, and an intuitive graphical user interface are just a few of the control features that increase productivity and usability.


    The VM10U, with X/Y/Z travels of 21 x 16 x 19 is a smaller version of the VMX30U, but just as powerful. Its small footprint and large work cube make it especially popular when space is at a premium.


    For more information about Hurco, go to www.hurco.com, call 1-800-634-2416, or send an email to info@hurco.com. For additional educational information about 5-axis machining, go to www.FiveAxisMachining.com.

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

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    Published: 3/29/2012 |  1:50 PM
  • ​Hurco Adds Texas Distributor

    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco has selected SMI Machine Tools to represent Hurco in southern Texas. SMI Machine Tools is a full-service distributor, with sales, ...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS— Hurco has selected SMI Machine Tools to represent Hurco in southern Texas. SMI Machine Tools is a full-service distributor, with sales, service, and applications support. The Hurco line of CNC machining centers and lathes will be a valuable asset to the SMI product offering. The Hurco TM18L lathe, designed to handle longer stock for energy and aerospace applications, will be especially relevant to shops of all sizes in Texas.


    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268


    SMI

    www.smimachinetools.com
    sales@smimachinetools.com

    713.937.7771

    5829 West Sam Houston Pkwy North #805

    Houston, TX 77041

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.​

     

    Published: 3/20/2012 |  2:25 PM
  • Hurco Selects ​Elliott to Distribute Hurco Machine Tools in Canada

    Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has partnered with HURCO CNC Machine Tools to provide a valuable new product line to meet today’s demanding requirement...Read more  >>Tags:

    Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has partnered with HURCO CNC Machine Tools to provide a valuable new product line to meet today’s demanding requirements of the metal cutting industry.  HURCO Companies, Inc. is a global industrial automation company that designs and produces interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industries.  “We are confident that the relationship between Elliott and HURCO has a bright future.  HURCO’s product line together with Elliott’s service and support will be a winning combination.  We are excited to see where this partnership will take us.” said Frank Haydar, President of Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc.


    Bruce Manthey, Hurco General Manager of North America, said, “We believe Elliott Matsuura is the perfect choice to represent our advanced manufacturing technology throughout Canada. They understand the value that Hurco CNC machine tool technology offers shops of all sizes that want to reduce time spent on setup and programming in order to  increase profitability. With our expansive product line that includes two-meter and three-meter machines, mill turn lathes, and 5-axis machining centres in addition to 3-axis mills and slant-bed lathes, we have CNC technology that will meet the needs of the diverse industries the Canadian metal cutting market serves.”


    Based in Oakville, Ontario, Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has been supplying and supporting quality machine tools to the Canadian metal cutting industry since 1950. Elliott carries a full range of metalworking machinery, including EDM machines, machining and turning centers, metal forming, universal milling and boring machines, as well as metrology equipment.  Elliott provides applications engineering support, including demonstrations, time studies, operator training, programming, feasibility studies, tooling and fixture selection and design, as well as plant and equipment layout.  Please come and visit the Elliott showroom in Oakville, Ontario!


    For more information about Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., visit http://elliottmachinery.com, call 905-829-2211 or e-mail sales@elliottmachinery.com.  Our Sales and Technical staff look forward to serving you!


    Hurco Companies, Inc. 
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     

    Published: 3/13/2012 |  2:50 PM
  • ​Beckman Precision to Host Open House

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Beckman Precision will showcase the Hurco VM10U 5-axis machining center at the Beckman Precision Manufacturing Techno...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco distributor Beckman Precision will showcase the Hurco VM10U 5-axis machining center at the Beckman Precision Manufacturing Technology Event February 29 and March 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their Greer, S.C. facility. Attendees will see firsthand how 5-sided machining can increase the profitability of their shop. With the Hurco control’s intuitive 5-sided conversational programming that doesn’t require a CAM system, the 5-axis VM10U can easily save up to four hours per part and reduce the number of operations by 70% compared to using a 3-axis VMC. Additionally, 5-sided machining retains accuracy because it eliminates the need flip the part and refixture it multiple times.


    Beckman Precision will also display other technology they represent in the Southeast, such as wire EDM, cylindrical grinding, and turning centers. No registration is required for the Beckman Precision Manufacturing Technology Event and complimentary food and beverages will be provided.


    www.hurco.com

    info@hurco.com

    www.FiveAxisMachining.com
    800.634.2416

    One Technology Way

    Indianapolis, IN 46268


    Beckman Precision

    www.beckmanprecision.com

    info@beckmanprecision.com

    864.801.8181

    415 Brookshire Road

    Greer, SC 29651



    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     

     

     

    Published: 1/17/2012 |  2:56 PM
  • Hurco Distributor Expands Coverage

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco has selected Gage Machine Tool as the exclusive distributor for Hurco machine tools in Oklahoma. Gage Machine Tool has 20 years o...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco has selected Gage Machine Tool as the exclusive distributor for Hurco machine tools in Oklahoma. Gage Machine Tool has 20 years of Hurco experience and will continue to serve northwestern Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Dirk Gage, President of Gage Machine Tool, said, “Gage Machine Tool was founded on the principles of customer support and customer satisfaction. We see our customers as partners and measure our success on the success they achieve. At Gage Machine Tool, we specialize in many disciplines, which create a total package for our customers. We are excited to expand our expertise to the Oklahoma market.”

    Hurco Companies, Inc.
    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

    Gage Machine Tool

    http://www.gagemachinetool.com
    Kansas City office
    10668 Widmer
    Lanexa, KS 66215
    (913) 894-1233

     

    Omaha office
    10011 J Street
    Omaha, NE 68127 
    (800) 522-4705

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.


     

    Published: 9/11/2011 |  4:14 PM
  • Hurco Introduces 2-meter Turning Center

    INDIANAPOLIS--The Hurco TM18L is a true slant-bed lathe with a maximum cutting length of 79.4 inches (approximately 2 meters) to accommodate longer ...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS--The Hurco TM18L is a true slant-bed lathe with a maximum cutting length of 79.4 inches (approximately 2 meters) to accommodate longer stock sizes, which are required for many turned parts manufactured for the aerospace, energy, and mining industries. Weighing 15 tons, the TM18L was designed and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail to create a rigid turning center that can handle heavy stock without vibration or chatter. The turning center has a steady rest to support long stock sizes, a two-speed gear box to provide high torque when needed, and optional chuck sizes up to 24 inches.


    The TM18L has X/Z travels of 17 x 80 inches, a swing over cross slide of 25.6 inches, and a bar capacity of 6.5 inches. The 1.6K spindle has 53.6 hp and max spindle motor torque of 1,252 ft lbs @225 rpm, and the TM18L has rapids of 787 inches/minute.  As with all Hurco machine tools, the Hurco control powered by WinMax gives customers the freedom to program on the shop floor with Hurco’s patented conversational programming or to download files directly from their CAD/CAM workstations because all Hurco controls include both NC and conversational programming capabilities. The TM18L is now the largest turning center in Hurco’s lineup and promotes profitable production of small to medium sized lots of turned parts. Other Hurco turning centers include the TM6, TM8, TM10, TMX8, and TMX10. Hurco also has multi-tasking turning centers in both the performance TMM Series and the high performance TMX Series.


    www.hurco.com

    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     


    Published: 4/12/2011 |  4:18 PM
  • Hurco 5-Axis Machine Promotes Manufacturing Efficiency

    ​ INDIANAPOLIS—The VMX60U 5-axis vertical machining center provides more Z-axis clearance and increased part capacity due to the fully-integrated trunn...Read more  >>Tags:

    INDIANAPOLIS—The VMX60U 5-axis vertical machining center provides more Z-axis clearance and increased part capacity due to the fully-integrated trunnion table design. The Hurco control powered by WinMax® is fully compatible with CAM systems for NC programming, but also has 5-sided conversational programming that doesn’t require a CAM system. Using 5-sided conversational programming, machinists can program the part at the control and benefit from significant reductions in setup time and increased accuracy compared to machining the part on a 3-axis machining center.


    Specifications of the VMX60U include travels of 42/26/24”, rapids of 1,181 (X and Y) and 787 (Z) inches per minute, a 12K spindle standard with 15K High Speed and 10K High Torque options available, a 40-station swing-arm ATC, and  a machine weight of 18,800 lbs.


    For more information about 5-axis and 5-sided machining, go to www.Five.AxisMachining.com and www.hurco.com.


    www.hurco.com

    info@hurco.com

    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     


    Published: 3/27/2011 |  4:10 PM
  • ​Hurco Launches New WinMax8 Control Software

    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the release of WinMax8TM, the most substantial upgrade to its WinMax control software since it was introduced in 2006. A...Read more  >>Tags:


    INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco announced the release of WinMax8TM, the most substantial upgrade to its WinMax control software since it was introduced in 2006. A free trial of WinMax8 is available at www.hurco.com/winmax.


    WinMax8 includes advancements to existing features that make them more robust and a number of new features that will prove revolutionary to the industry, which resulted in four patent awards for Hurco, according to Greg Volovic, Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations for Hurco.


    “A feature we call UltiMotion is probably the biggest advancement in control technology since we launched WinMax. UltiMotion is the result of years of research and development, and is a combination of Hurco’s proprietary control technologies and advanced modern control theories. The primary benefit to customers includes the ability to cut higher quality parts in a shorter period of time, especially for high speed machining, parts with complex geometries, and jobs with repetitive tasks, such as drilling and tapping,” explained Volovic.


    UltiMotion’s 3D compensation of machine squareness (perpendicularity), compensation of the mechanical system dynamics, and advanced motion control improve the system accuracy. Hurco’s unique acceleration and vibration control system reduces vibration and results in smoother motion without sacrificing speed, which means better surface quality and longer machine life, according to Volovic.


    UltiMotion’s rapid cornering capability allows the spindle to travel through corners at high speed with negligible deviation without overshooting or stopping. This is especially beneficial in reducing cycle time when machining parts with many repetitive tasks, such as drilling or tapping. For rigid tapping, UltiMotion deploys a coordinated motion control mechanism that monitors the spindle angle at all times and controls the axes to follow the spindle position. It also has the flexibility to choose higher speed/rpm to retract the tap tool of out the hole. Volovic says this means customer will get better tap performance in less time.


    UltiMotion also includes a proprietary dynamic variable lookahead mechanism. Unlike traditional lookahead, it doesn’t require a fixed number of blocks. Instead, the control evaluates the geometry and motion profile and makes sure there is enough lookahead information to make optimized maneuvers. The patented lookahead mechanism is another reason why better surface quality can be obtained in a shorter period of time, according to Hurco’s Volovic. Additionally, UltiMotion is available for both conversational and G-code programs.

    Other new features include UltiMonitor, Absolute Tool Length, and Tool Change Optimization. UltiMonitor combines networking/internet with Extended Shop Floor, which is a machine monitoring, communications, and diagnostics feature. Absolute Tool Length makes the tool setup and part setup independent from each other, which means the tool information only needs to be entered once for that tool and can be used on other Hurco machining centers. Tool Change Optimization analyzes the part program and automatically reduces the number of tool changes by rearranging the program for optimal efficiency.


    While Hurco is known for its conversational programming, the WinMax8 upgrade includes multiple enhancements to the NC side of the control, such as Tool Review for NC, probing offsets that take full advantage of the 99 work offsets available, and NC Cutter Compensation with Work Plane Transformation.  


    For more details, visit www.hurco.com and try the free trial.


    www.hurco.com
    info@hurco.com
    1.800.634.2416
    One Technology Way
    P.O. Box 68180
    Indianapolis, IN 46268

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    About Hurco Companies, Inc.

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurco manufactures sophisticated, yet shop floor friendly machine tools designed for virtually any application and budget. The flagship VMX Series is a production-oriented line of mills designed for speed while the high performance TMX Series is its counterpart in the lathe category. The popular VM Series of mills and the TM Series of lathes combine small footprints with huge work cubes and best-in-class features. The U Series and SR Series feature application machines with 5-axis technology. The TMM Series includes lathes equipped with live tooling for multi-tasking. Each machining center and turning center from Hurco includes the integrated Hurco control with WinMax® which has multiple programming methods and is the most efficient way for machine shops to increase productivity.

     


    Published: 2/15/2011 |  4:06 PM