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Hurco Conversational CNC Machine Helps Moldmaker Bridge the Skills Gap   

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A Hurco VMX 42i CNC mill, shown here profile-machining a cavity made of hardened H-13, enables Concept Molds to machine a block square in a single setup instead of surface-grinding it. Images courtesy of Concept Molds Inc.

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.


What can a company do when it has a healthy flow of work running through its facility but a lack of skilled workers to complete it all in an efficient, cost-effective manner? This moldmaker found the solution in two Hurco VMX 42i CNC mills with conversational programming capability.


Read the full article Case Study From: MoldMaking Technology, Cynthia Kustush , Senior Editor from MoldMaking Technology

Images courtesy of Concept Molds Inc.