Hurco Companies, Inc.
Nobody gets you from print to part faster than Hurco. The integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax® is the most flexible and intuitive control in the industry. More importantly, each feature has benefits that you can measure in terms of increased productivity, which leads to increased profitability.
Over 40 Years Of Machine Tool Innovation
Hurco was founded on innovation...the idea that innovation is a continual process to improve technology and find new ways to increase efficiency. Hurco has more than 80 patents for machine tool control technology. Additionally, we invented conversational programming, which revolutionized the machine tool industry because it was an alternative to cumbersome G-codes and M-codes. You will find Hurco innovation in all of our machines from turning centers, mill turns, heavy duty lathes, large dual column mills, vertical and horizontal machining centers, or our 5-axis machines.
When you buy a piece of equipment that you rely on for your livelihood, service AFTER the sale is critical. According to our customers, the Hurco Service/Support Team is the best in the industry!
The knowledge and customer support from Hurco is outstanding. I think you have the best service network I’ve seen in my 40-year career. - Dave Bernhardt, Nucon
I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to us, as you know we are a small shop and you treated us like your # 1 customer, and you stood by your product and made things right. That goes a long way with me and I appreciate it. - David Parmelee, Wepco Plastics
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Hurco Companies, Inc. designs and manufactures a broad line of machining and turning centers to meet a variety of applications and a range of customer budgets. With a focus on relevant technology that yields measurable benefits for its customers, Hurco is known for developing controls that are easy to learn, easy to use, and flexible. The flexible control lets customers determine the best way to approach each job? ISO / EIA NC, Hurco's shop floor programming called conversational programming, or direct to the control using the DXF Transfer feature. UltiMotion, Hurco's advanced motion control, optimizes the machine motion path to increase performance and surface finish without sacrificing part accuracy.
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.” read more >>
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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. Read more >>
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High Speed Machining Center Features Motion Control
Hurco will showcase the high speed VMX42HSi mill equipped with direct-drive servos, an 18-k integral spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 42" × 24" × 24".
Hurco Appoints New President
The company has promoted a current employee.
Five-Axis Milling Machine Improves Surface Finish
Hurco distributor Brooks Associates will exhibit the five-axis VM10Ui mill featuring Ultimotion technology for improved surface finish quality.
Hurco Partners with Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Race Team
The company has renewed its partnership with the racing team.
Two Machining Centers for High Speed Machining
Hurco’s VMX24HSi and VMX42HSi machining centers are designed for speed, accuracy and repeatability, the company says.
Machining Suppliers Hone in on Mold/Die Market
Key machining equipment manufacturers that have been focusing on the mold and die market are showing these wares at IMTS, with features like advanced CNC controls and higher spindle feeds that will result in a better-quality surface finish and reduced cycle times.
Hurco Puts Mind Over Metal
The CNC might be the “brains” behind the machine, but even the most sophisticated control can’t operate in isolation. The human side of the equation is equally important.
Five-Axis Machine with Flush Rotary Table
Hurco’s new VMX42SRT five-axis machining center features a direct-drive C-axis rotary table and swivel head/rotary table design with a flush, embedded rotary table that offers a larger work cube.
Win a $60,000 Turning Center
Tell Hurco a bit about what you like about the company and its technology, and you’ll have a shot at a free turning center.
Five-Axis Technology Simplifies Complexity
Hurco’s five-axis VMX30U is designed for performance and reliability, and it eases machining of complex contours and multi-sided parts.
Hurco, Partners Support University Program
The delivery of a TM8 slant-bed turning center from Hurco (Indianapolis, Indiana) to Ferris State University marks the latest in a continuing collaboration among industry partners to support students studying manufacturing technology. The machine, a slant-bed lathe that is said to provide short-run versatility, will be housed in a hands-on applications lab at the university’s campus in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Hurco to Demo Profitable Five-Axis Tech at imX
At the inaugural edition of the imX (interactive manufacturing experience) event, Hurco will showcase its control expertise and emphasize the benefits of five-sided machining.
Hurco, CCAT Partner to Drive Innovation
Machine tool builder Hurco (Indianapolis, Indiana) has announced a partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), an organization that provides services and resources to entrepreneurs and businesses.
Web Site Launched for Five-Axis Education
Hurco has launched a new web site dedicated to five-axis education, fiveaxismachining.com.
Five-Axis Machine Blends Power, Small Work Zone
A manufacturer of blisks and impellers needed to quickly find a new five-axis machining center, or risk losing a lucrative job. Two new VMCs fit the shop’s requirements and provided unexpected benefits. (Includes video.)
IndyCar Team Chooses Hurco Technology
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) has partnered with industrial automation company Hurco (Indianapolis, Indiana) for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
Five-Axis VMC for Contoured Parts and Molds
The VMX30U VMC combines an efficient trunnion table design and five-axis technology to simplify machining for parts and molds with swept surfaces and contours, the company says.
Turning Center Cuts Longer Stock
Hurco’s TM18L is a true slant-bed lathe with a maximum cutting length of 79.4" (approximately 2 m) to accommodate longer stock for the energy and mining industries.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
High Performance Turning
According to the company, the high performance turning center features multitasking capabilities to save time.
Three-Meter Machining Center
Hurco says its largest machining center, the 3-m DCX32, has the capacity to handle large parts and molds for the aerospace and energy sectors. Featuring X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 126" × 82.
Machine Tools Feature Integrated Control
Hurco features 11 machine tools with its integrated control powered by WinMax, which is software is designed to expand a shop’s capability. An interactive space with the control consoles is set up for booth visitors to test.
Five-Axis Machining Centers Minimize Setup
Hurco’s VM10U small-footprint, five-axis machining center minimizes setups, eliminates scrap by using powerful verification graphics and minimizes benchwork with smoothing algorithms that deliver quality surface finish. The machine has X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 21", 16" and 19", respectively.
High Performance Turning
The TMX series of slant-bed lathes from Hurco includes three turning centers: TMX8, TMX8MY and TMX8MYS, all of which include construction and high-performance specifications for efficiency. Specifications include rapids of 950 ipm (X axis) and 1,200 ipm (Z axis), a spindle speed of 14,500 rpm and a 36-hp spindle motor. The all-digital control, drives and motors along with absolute encoders on all linear axes provide superior surface finish capability, the company says.
Advice On Starting Small
Read what shop owners had to say to someone who wondered whether he should open a very small shop of his own.
Chip Conveyor Selector Guide
A chip conveyor can dramatically reduce a machine tool’s chip cleanup time and maintenance needs. Machine tool supplier Hurco shares this matrix of the chip conveyor suggestions it gives to users of the company’s lathes. To view the chip selector guide, please see table below … .
When To Use A Spindle Chiller
Because conventional spindles on machining centers are typically designed with a fixed bearing preload (no springs), there isn’t any compensation for the thermal expansion that occurs from heat generation. Higher temperatures cause the bearing raceways to expand and tighten. This causes the bearing system to increase its preload beyond the original setting, which leads to increased axial and radial loading on the bearing system.
Succeeding Beyond A Specialty
This shop watched its chosen niche become less profitable. Its response was a dramatic investment in new equipment, along with an information-related change that has made all of the shop’s equipment more cost-effective.
VMC Shortens Setup Time For Machining Complex Dies
A supplier for the automotive industry, Die-Tron designs and constructs progressive, line and transfer dies for sheet metal stamping at its 41,000-square-foot facility.
Get Lean, Go Global
A successful manufacturing company must achieve world-class capability within its walls. At the same time, a company has to go after global business opportunities. Hanel Corporation (New Berlin, Wisconsin) is a case in point. It has implemented several U-shaped production cells that help the company keep costs down and productivity up. At the same time, company leaders have aggressively courted customers in countries around the world by offering both tangible and intangible values.
Small Shop Reduces Turning Time With Lathe
For the past few years, this shop owner has taken a methodical approach to producing parts using bed mills and lathes for customers in various industries, including robotics, printing equipment, automotive and aerospace.
Turning Ideas Into Parts
To get maximum leverage from its manufacturing know-how, Krieger Machine, a CNC shop in Stuart, Florida, draws on all of its software resources - CAD, CAM and shopfloor programming. The shop relies on KeyCreator from Kubotek as its main CAD resource. Mastercam from CNC Software is its main CAM resource. On the shop floor, conversational programming on the Hurco vertical machining centers proves to be another vital resource. All three systems help the shop succeed as a reliable producer of precision parts for a variety of industries.
Five Sides And One Zero: Shopfloor Programming For Five-Side Parts
A five-side machining program can be thought of as five different three-axis programs stitched together. Does that mean the task of programming a five-side job has to be five times as difficult, or five times as time-consuming?
Vertical Machining Center Cuts Production Time At Mold Maker
Every good business plan must contain a number of specific goals, not the least of which includes experienced, professional workers with the necessary tools to get their jobs done right. But turning goals that are written on a piece of paper into reality is easier said than done. That's why J M Mold South developed a specific partnership. The company services the needs of plastic and die cast molders, builds new molds and repairs existing molds.
One Insert For More Operations
Conventional wisdom about standard milling operations has always been that compared to square shoulder cutters, lead angle cutters are easier on the spindle, can be run at higher table feed rates, and cut freer. Finishes are typically better and, with the addition of a wiper flat insert, finishes could be further improved. Due to the chip thinning attributes of this type of cutter, actual table feeds can be more rapid, albeit at the sacrifice of some depth of cut compared to a zero lead cutter.
Slashing Part-To-Part Programming Time On The Shop Floor
How do you improve productivity with the excessive amount of time and effort it takes to program parts before they can be run on the shop floor? As parts have become more complex over the years and demands for accuracy have become more stringent, the challenge has become even greater. Shop owners are faced with the dilemma of being even more productive, while still spending hours programming machinery before cutting their first parts. Now there is an option for shop owners that enables them to go from part to part on the shop floor without involving off-line programmers.
Flexibility And Responsiveness Pay Off For Connecticut Job Shop
This New England job shop's key to flexible responsiveness is allowing its machinists to have total control on the shop floor. Find out how they can produce 250 to 300 orders per month--with 30% of them being new parts.
Linking CNC Machine Tools To The Internet
Experts have been predicting that the Internet will be the next technological innovation to dramatically affect the machine tool industry.