Web Site Launched for Five-Axis Education
Hurco has launched a new web site dedicated to five-axis education, fiveaxismachining.com.
Hurco has launched a new web site dedicated to five-axis education, fiveaxismachining.com. The site covers machining, programming and workholding, and it explains how five-axis technology can make job shops more profitable. With links to relevant articles from multiple sources, the website focuses on the overall advantages and challenges of five-axis machining instead of limiting content to specific Hurco products, the company says. In addition, it has a dedicated e-mail and telephone line to directly access applications engineers.
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