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    Vintage Airplane Hobbyist Turns His Passion into a Business

    This is an email we received as part of the "What Do You Like Best About Hurco" campaign. "I recently started my business machining and fa...Read moreTags: Conversational

    This is an email we received as part of the "What Do You Like Best About Hurco" campaign.

    "I recently started my business machining and fabricating hard to procure parts for vintage airplanes and warbirds.  I am a self taught machinist who started out making parts on my manual mill and lathe.  Supplying these one off parts for airplanes such as Beechcraft Staggerwings, Lockheed Electras, and others seemed like a good fit for the conversational programming on the Hurco. 

     


    The Hurco VM20 was my introduction to CNC machining.  I had concerns about stepping over into the world of CNC.  The only knowledge that I had was what I read in the books at night.  It was tough to justify such a large purchase (not knowing if I could handle it) but was comforted with Hurco’s conversational programming.  The conversational programming simplified machining the parts and gave me some time learn more about G-code.  I spoke with several shops to learn what the pros and cons were with their machines.  I finally decided to go with Hurco after speaking with a friend who purchased a new Hurco and was having troubles with it.  I spoke with him about the customer support he received and he was very pleased.  Although he went through these growing pains, the support he received and the actions taken to resolve the issue were what I was looking for.  This was the support I needed going into something new.

    The machine continues to do well for me and I look forward to adding a fourth axis someday.  Machining and fabricating parts for these rare airplanes has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have done." 

    Best regards,
    Tim Ryan
    Infinity Metalworks, Inc.
    InfinityMetalworksInc@gmail.com