Hurco Announces “Take 5 for 5-Axis” Initiative

The company hopes to motive manufacturers to investigate the benefits of five-axis manufacturing.

Hurco’s “Take 5 for 5-Axis” initiative aims to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of five-sided machining for traditional three-axis parts with features on all five sizes. According to Maggie Smith, Hurco marketing manager, “Because we know that adopting a five-sided process is the most efficient way to instantly increase profit margins on existing parts, we’ve dedicated substantial engineering and R&D resources to five-axis technology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup.

“When a shop invests in a five-axis mill and runs their existing parts on the five-axis employing five-sided machining, or 3+2 as it is sometimes called, they immediately reduce setup time, increase accuracy, and reduce cycle time on those parts. In the future, they can bid on the more complex five-axis simultaneous work, or full five-axis. Not only do they expand their capabilities and customer base, they help their employees expand their skills.”

As part of the initiative, Hurco has introduced five five-axis machining center models: the VMX30UHSi, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi and VMX60Ui. In addition to the release of new machines, the “Take 5 for 5-Axis” initiative includes an educational website, 5-axis.org; a webinar; and several live seminars at events throughout North America. To learn more, go to hurco.com/take5.

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