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  • Mind Over Metal: Hurco’s Sophisticated Technology Simplifies Machine Operation

    ​Machine shops use products with space-age technology, but you shouldn’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the controls.

    “What sets Hurco apart is that we take a very complex application and use sophisticated technology in a way that simplifies the use of our machines. We make it easy for shop owners to be productive and profitable,” says Greg Volovic, President, Hurco Companies, Inc.

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  • Hurco Engineer Publishes Book on Five-Sided Machining

    Hurco Product Technical Specialist Michael Cope has published “The Power of Five: The Definitive Guide to 5-Axis Machining,” a 78-page book officially released in September at the Top Shops Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Those interested in the book can find more information and the option to purchase it at​

    Published by: Modern Machine Shop
  • Machinist Publishes Book about Five-Axis CNC Technology

    The Power of FIVE: The Definitive Guide to 5-Axis Machining was officially released this month at the industry conference Top Shops in Indianapolis. The author, Michael Cope, is a machinist and works at Hurco Companies Inc. as a Product Technical Specialist.​

    Published by: MoldMaking Technology
  • Manually Measuring 5-Axis Centerlines

    In 5-axis machining, accurate rotary axis centerlines are critical, so regularly measuring and verifying these values is also critical. While the best course of action is to measure the machine using a high-tech system intended for this purpose, in a pinch you can use a manual process.

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  • Lead Angle: Don't be scared to take five

    In his book, Cope states that the vast majority of work that is driving parts manufacturers to buy 5-axis machines is for five-sided, or 3+2, machining. This positional 5-axis machining enables shops to cut relatively simple geometries on multiple sides of the same part, which can provide a significant competitive advantage by improving part accuracy and throughput. Conversely, a 3-axis approach requires individual, time-consuming setups for each side of the part.​

  • 55-year-old uses his pension to start successful subcontracting business

    It is never too late to become an entrepreneur, it seems. Brian Yates, a machinist since he left school and latterly a manager in a subcontracting firm, decided in October 2010 at the age of 55 start his own business. PES reports.​

  • Hurco Offers Unique, Mill-Based Rapid Prototyping Option

    It’s no mystery that there are a wide variety of 3D printing machines and technologies to choose from. But if you’re a CNC shop looking for a way to quickly produce prototypes without getting a new machine—not to mention getting into new CAD packages and generating STL files—Hurco (Indianapolis) has an answer: the 3D Print Head. It’s a portable, wireless, accessory that connects directly to the standard spindle of a Hurco vertical mill, turning it (at least temporarily) into a 3D printer. A user installs it manually in just a few seconds, and can move it to another machine just as easily.​

  • Advanced Technology Guarantees VMC Performance

    It doesn’t seem as if you can ever count the vertical machining center (VMC) out when it comes to being the favorite workhorse of any shop, whether mold/die, aerospace, medical, or just plain hard-charging job shop. The iconic three-axis machine has morphed into the versatile platform for high-speed, high-precision five-axis machines capable of machining the most complex molds and dies, as well as the highest precision parts for the aerospace, energy, and medical device industries. VMCs are meeting precision manufacturing requirements through a combination of advanced technologies, including machine construction, the latest controls and CAM programming software, and cutting tool and toolholding technology that is delivering high performance in the most challenging applications.​

  • A big choice for oil and gas

    Sheffield-based Ian Cocker Engineering has a lengthy history employing Hurco machine tools for its precision components. Now the company has invested in its first 5-axis VMC from the Hurco stable. PES reports.​

  • Introducing 5-Axis Milling

    Shops all over the country are investing in 5-axis to increase profit margins on parts they previously were producing on 3-axis machines.

    Published by: Canadian Metalworking
  • Made in Eastern Iowa: New place, more space in Walford for Kingery

    “This is called a five axis machine. The wonderful thing about this is you can put a part in a vice and work all sides by turning the part and flipping it side to side.” - Joe Blanck, KMS president

    A second machine, a CNC apparatus, cuts metal but also had a 3-D capability within printing for plastic. “All we really do is pull out the tooling that normally sits in here and plug in a 3d printing head and we can print the prototype parts in plastic,” said Blanck. “Versus the expense of cutting it out of metal, we can cheaply provide them with a plastic part and then when they’re ready for production or a prototype build, we can machine it in metal.”

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    Published by: KCRG-TV9 - Iowa

    Indianapolis-based machine tool manufacturer Hurco has teamed up with honing specialists Bates Technologies in nearby Fishers, Indiana to develop a high precision honing process that can be carried out on standard machining centres. Benefits include cost reductions compared with purchasing and operating a dedicated honing machine; and the ability to combine general machining with honing on the same platform, eliminating a separate setup.

    Published by: MTDCNC
  • RWP’s Components Spark Production

    RWP manufactures a diverse range of products, from small, intricate, threaded electrodes to large weld gun arms for some of the largest and most demanding customers in the automotive sector.

    Published by: Canadian Metalworking
  • Subcontractor chooses big-capacity route to 5-axis machining

    For the latter half of its 16-year existence, Sheffield contract machining firm Ian Cocker Engineering has relied almost exclusively on Hurco vertical machining centres to produce prismatic components, mainly for the oil and gas sector and frequently from difficult materials such as stainless steel and Inconel. To extend its capacity in terms of both size and versatility, the company has installed its first 5-axis model, a Hurco VMX84SWi. The machine is the largest in the manufacturer’s VMX range and the first to be installed in the UK.​

    Published by: Clever Machinery
  • IMTS Booth Tour 2016: Hurco North America [VIDEO]

    Jason Falk, senior applications engineer at Hurco North America talks about the company's 3D printing and CNC machining technology.

    Published by: Todays Motor Vehicles
  • Most Flexible Control in the Industry Supports High Mix Manufacturing

    When software engineers at Hurco develop features for the Hurco control powered by WinMax software, they focus on features that will make customers more profitable, according to the company

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Manufacturing News SE Distributors Recognized for Achievements

    Hurco Companies, Inc. 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.

    Published by: Manufacturing News SE
  • Manufacturing News MW Hurco Distributors Recognized for Achievements

    Hurco Companies, Inc. 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.

    Published by: Manufacturing News MW
  • Manufacturing News EAST Hurco Distributors Recognized for Achievements

    Hurco Companies, Inc. 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.

    Published by: Manufacturing News NE
  • Out with the old ...

    Just because a piece of equipment functions doesn’t mean a shop should keep using it. Mast Motorsports realized that a couple machine tools at its Walled Lake, Mich., facility had become technologically obsolete and, therefore, needed to be replaced. The Nacogdoches, Texas-headquartered company manufactures automotive components, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and induction systems, for street performance and racing. Mast primarily machines aluminum and plastic.

  • New HURCO VM5i Machining Centre Gets Back To Basics

    Over the years, Hurco’s entry-level machining centre, the vertical-spindle VM1, evolved into the more capable VM10 and the manufacturer has continued to improve the specification. Linear travels have been extended, a larger toolchanger is provided, spindle speed and rapid traverse are both faster, and a spindle chiller and through-spindle coolant have been added.

    Published by: Machining News
  • Hurco distributors recognized for achievements

    Annual awards banquet acknowledges the team of accomplished distributors and agents throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and South America, who represent Hurco.

  • John Force Racing and Hurco Announce Multi-Year Deal

    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 CNC machining and turning centers plus all support equipment to the machine shop area

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • IMTS 2016: Stand-Alone Additive Pavilion Shows Industry’s Growth

    Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers will have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs to a 3D printed prototype directly on their CNC machine using a spindle-powered wireless accessory. The 3D print head extrudes PLA filament and can easily be moved between Hurco machines.

  • IMTS 2016: Emerging Technologies Hold Key to Competitive Future

    Hurco will capture the spirit of Indianapolis, the headquarters location of the company since its founding in 1968, and the home to the single largest one-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. Visitors will be able to race RC IndyCars on a Hurco created scaled-down version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with a blimp and leaderboard. Attendees can check 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.

  • New Operators Find CNC Control Easy to Use

    Since PDQ's inception, Hurco has been a part of the company's success story. While PDQ has many different CNC machines in the shop, the PDQ team realized that Hurco CNC machines solved a problem all shops lament: the shortage of skilled labor.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • 30 Under 30: Austin Hall

    There is no one roadmap to becoming an entrepreneur, or in the case of Austin Hall, a co-owner of a manufacturing start-up. Austin is president and CEO of HDH Manufacturing, a job shop in Indianapolis in partnership with his brother, Gabe, and their friend, Roger Dettmering—the namesake of HDH.

  • Basic VMC Platform is a Proven Workhorse

    Hurco’s VMCs are designed to give customers the ability to eliminate process steps and increase efficiency during the 60% of non-cut time that accompanies most jobs, especially helping customers efficiently produce a high mix of parts at lower volumes profitably.

  • Tour General Motors Powertain Performance and Racing Center (Video)

    Summary about Hurco: The video talks about the types of parts that need to go in their GM vehicles. They show off their Hurco machine while showcasing the outstanding surface finishes the machine gives to the parts. The video also mentions how the parts that the Hurco machines make are vital for racing today.

  • Mold Demo with Motion Control Technology

    Summary: The motion control technology, invented by Hurco, calculates thousands of algorithms in the background to provide faster throughput. The feature is named UltiMotion and is available on all Hurco CNC machining centers. No other brand of CNC machines has this capability because Hurco invented the technology.

    Published by: Moldmaking Technology
  • Hurco Conversational CNC Machine Helps Moldmaker Bridge the Skills Gap

    Summary: Concept Molds in Michigan says the investment in the Hurco VMX42i CNC machine has lowered their costs anywhere from $3,000 to $9,000 per mold. The main advantage of the Hurco CNC machines has been the flexibility of the control that features intuitive conversational programming, but also has industry standard NC. “These are very charismatic machines,” says Concept Mold’s General Manager. Favorite features include the high accuracy of the Hurco CNC machines, the repeatability, ease of programming with conversational, and the interrupt cycle.

    Published by: Moldmaking Technology
  • Honing and More with Hurco CNC Machines

    Summary: Hurco eliminates the need for dedicated CNC honing machines with the development of honing-friendly CNC machines introduced at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis.

  • Edgecam quote accompanies each Hurco machine tool sale

    Hurco distributor Stone Machinery now will include a price quote for a license of Vero Software’s Edgecam with each Hurco machine tool the company sells. Stone Machinery provides excellent and extensive customer training on machinery and software.

  • Aerodyne Precision Machining - 5 Axis Machining is a game

    Aerodyne Precision Machining (APM) credits Hurco and its extensive product line as being an integral part of their success. APM has been a Hurco customer for many years, but just purchased their first 5-axis CNC machine three years ago after seeing a cutting demonstration at Machinery Sales Company’s open house. With their new Hurco 5-axis machining center, APM reduced the number of operations on just one part from 8 to 2. The programmers all love the Hurco control, specifically the user friendly quality, and say the Hurco control is one of the biggest selling points of the machines.

    Published by: CNC-West Magazine
  • GM Powertrain Performance and Racing Center Opens

    Summary about Hurco: The article introduces General Motors new GM Powertrain Peformance and Racing Center in Michigan and discusses the equipment GM has in the racing center. The article mentions the presence of the new Hurco 5-axis machine and the 3D printer for constructing new or modified components.

  • New CNCs Take Cues from Intuitive Smartphone Era

    The new MAX5 CNC control was designed with the machinist in mind as it includes numerous ergonomic features that enhance usability. The newly released Hurco MAX5 control also includes new software features, such as AdaptiPath, Job List, and Stream Load that allow Hurco CNC machines to perform a variety of tasks to establish their CNC machines above their competitors.

  • New CNCs Take Cues from Intuitive Smartphone Era

    The new Hurco Max5 machine control includes an adjustable keypad, touch-screen navigation and a folding auxiliary screen.

  • Laser Scanning for Improved Prototyping

    This article discusses the engineering and production for the Jaguar Land Rover prototype facility. The article goes into detail about the necessary machines and parts that make the prototype shop so successful and prestigious. They use four Hurco CNC machining centers to manufacture both prototype tooling along with low-volume production components.

  • CAM Software Cuts Production Time, Increases Quality

    Hurco customer Performance Motion purchased a new Hurco 5-axis CNC mill and Vero software to expand their capabilities. After just two days of training, the shop was manufacturing five-axis parts.

    Published by: Modern Machine Shop
  • Hurco Launches New MAX5 Control

    “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.

    Published by: MFG Tech Update
  • NYC Entrepreneur Makes Largest One-Time Purchase

    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.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • US machine shop breaks Hurco machine purchase record

    A US machine shop has broken the Hurco USA record for the largest single purhase of Hurco CNC machines in the company's history, recently purchasing two five axis mills and three trunnion style five axis mills, bringing the number of Hurco machines in the shop to 21. Boyce Technologies was formed by Charles Boyce in 2007.​

  • Hurco announces “Take 5 for 5-axis” initiative

    Hurco has announced its latest initiative, Take 5 for 5-axis. The company has developed this initiative to bring together manufacturers to evaluate the merits of 5-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides.

    Published by: Canadian Metalworking
  • CFH Racing, Newgarden Drive Hurco Car to Victory

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    Josef Newgarden drove the Hurco car straight into the winner's circle at the Grand Prix of Alabama race. Read details and see pictures at the links provided.

  • Hurco to Launch ‘Shark Tank’-Like Contest

    Hurco announced at the amerimold show last week that it will launch its first Chipmaker Challenge, giving new shops the opportunity to pitch their business plans and win a new Hurco VMX42i mill or TM8i lathe.

    Published by: MoldMaking Technology
  • Hurco Introduces New Horizontal Boring Mill

    Hurco announced the addition of a horizontal boring mill, HBMX55i, to its product line of 50 CNC machine tools.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Hurco 5-Axis Mill Saves Jaguar Sub-Contractor 2+ Hours Per Part


    Philip Whitehouse, managing director of Philip James, said: "One of the front knuckles for JLR was proving problematic to machine. 

    "While most of the milling and drilling could be carried out on one of our 3-axis Hurcos, the component then had to be transferred to a CNC jig borer for five holes to be interpolated at three different angles – and therefore in three set-ups.

    "We decided to buy a Hurco VMX42SR 5-axis machining centre to interpolate all the holes to within ± 10 microns in one automatic, 20-minute cycle, much faster than the two and a half hours it used to take on the jig borer."

    Apart from decreasing the cycle time, the new 5-axis process eliminates the need to use a tooling hole for component alignment prior to boring. One-hit machining on the Hurco also allows Philip James to swap between producing the two hands more quickly. This is important, as JLR often cannot wait for a full batch of, say, 20 left-hand and the same number of right-hand knuckles to be delivered in one consignment. - See more at:​

    Published by: Engineering Capacity

    October 2013 was when the new, limited edition Jaguar XKR-S GT hit the streets, but it may be difficult to spot, as JLR has allocated only 10 for sale in the UK. Coventry subcontract machinists, Philip James, produced the front steering knuckles for the £135,000, five-litre, V8 coupe on a line of six Hurco 3-axis machining centres.​

    Published by: MTDCNC
  • Hurco Machine Features More Y-Axis Travel

    Hurco has added a new machining center to its performance VMX line. The VMX6030i has 30" of travel in Y-axis, 60" of travel in the X-axis and 24" in the Z-axis.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Hurco and Lincoln Tech Open CNC Technology Center

    Students, educators, industry leaders and business leaders joined Hurco and Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis to commemorate Manufacturing Day with the grand opening of the Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech's Indianapolis campus.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Rest Machining for Hurco Conversational

    Hurco has introduced AdaptiPath, a conversational feature for 3-axis milling designed to increase metal removal rates, support rest machining and extend tool life due to controlled engagement cutting.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Web Series about Machinists

    Hurco, in partnership with Sandvik Coromant and with support from SME, offers a reality web series, CycleStart.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Hurco Distributors Awarded

    Hurco Companies, Inc. held its annual awards banquet in Indianapolis to acknowledge its team of distributors and agents throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico.

    Published by: Manufacturing News
  • Hurco and VU Partner to Boost Manufacturing Education

    Vincennes University (Vincennes, Indiana) has formed a partnership with Indianapolis, Indiana-based Hurco designed to further manufacturing education.

    Published by: Modern Machine Shop
  • Machinists Star in Hurco Web Series

    A new web series from Hurco features real machinists at work. Its goal is to interest young people in manufacturing and machining careers.

  • Hurco, Indiana College Tackle the Skills Gap with New CNC Technology Center

    Students, educators, and industry and business leaders joined Hurco Companies and Lincoln College of Technology to commemorate Manufacturing Day on October 4, with the grand opening of the Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis, Ind., campus.

    Published by: Moldmaking Technology
  • Vincennes/Hurco Deal Will Battle Skills Gap

    Vincennes University President Dick Helton and the President of Hurco Companies, Inc., Gregory S. Volovic, will announce a partnership that will help close the skills gap in manufacturing and increase awareness of the many benefits a career in manufacturing provides, with special focus on the technological aspect of precision machining education.

  • Indy Company, Vincennes Looking to Boost State's Manufacturing Sector

    An Indianapolis-based company is teaming up with Vincennes University in an effort to strengthen the state's manufacturing sector. Hurco Companies will provide CNC lab equipment for students enrolled in the Precision Machining Technology program in Vincennes.

    Published by: WIBC
  • Vincennes University and Hurco Announce Partnership

    Vincennes University and Indianapolis-based Hurco Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: HURC) will announce a partnership Monday. Vincennes President Dick Helton says the effort is designed to help close the manufacturing skills gap and increase awareness of career options. Hurco President Greg Volovic will also attend the announcement.

  • Moving Moldmaking Forward with Dynamic Toolpaths

    It's not a matter of how much equipment or manpower you have. What is more important is how well you use what you've got. 

    A small start-up tool & die shop in Crothersville, IN, is thriving because of its ability to do high quality mold design and manufacturing while producing more than companies many times larger. TyMar Tool Works attributes this significant boost in productivity to its extensive use of Mastercam’s dynamic toolpaths, which operate at high throughputs while minimizing tool breakage so that machines can run unattended.​

    Published by: Moldmaking Technology
  • Hurco i Series Includes Patented Motion Control System

    ​Hurco will showcase its completely revamped CNC machine tool line. 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.

    Published by: Manufacturing News