Tear it apart to make it right.

This is a video of a Hwacheon CUTEX 240MC Turning Center doing a crude repeatability test that we put together.  The process starts at a location, makes several moves, both rapid and feed, and then comes back to the origin.  Although there is a lot more to making an accurate part than just a repeatable machine, this test helps us eliminate variables that can cause inconsistencies.  If the machine is correct, then it must be something else in the process.  In this case, the machine is spot on.  After running 100+ cycles our indicator is still reading 0.

How to make an Egg Carton.

This is a demo of the HURCO VMX42HSi High Speed Machining Center. It is cutting p20 Steel into a mold for an Egg Carton. We will have a machine just like this on our floor in 2 weeks ready for demonstration. It has an 18,000 RPM Big Plus Spindle and HURCOS’ Ultimotion software to keep up with the highest of feed rates. Come in a take a look.

This is a Takumi.

Screen Shot 2016-11-15 at 9.14.33 AM.png

This is the Takumi H10 Vertical Machining Center.  Takumi has a full line of vertical machining centers including their C-frame machines starting that  start at around $70,000.  The Double Column line of machines, shown above, are focused on high-speed contouring as their specialty.  They start with a double column design with a stair-stepped bridge that contributes to the high rigidity of this machine.   The in-line Big-Plus spindle offers enough rigidity and speed to produce some of the finest finishes around.   The smallest H10 has 40″ x 27.5″ Travels, perfect for large parts.

Free Beer! -New Dates

Tim Beer, of HURCO USA, will be at our facility and will be offering free Winmax training classes.  The Basics of HURCO conversational programming will be on December 7th.  For those that need the next step, Advanced class will be on the 8th of December.  This is a great opportunity to make your shop more productive by having more options to program your workload.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office and speak to Jana or Troy.

Screen Shot 2016-11-02 at 2.34.39 PM.png

Moving Metal 1/2″ At A Time.

This is a demo that Mastercam put together to show off their Dynamic Milling Capabilities.  We ran this at 240 Inches Per Minute, .5″ Deep with a 7% Step Over in HURCO VMX42i.  We ran the same demo on a competitors machine and were only able to feed at 180 Inches Per minute due to chatter.   Thanks to Mastercam and HURCO Ultimotion, the part looks fantastic and shows no chatter marks at the transition points.