Solid Models into Solid Parts

After years of research at the HURCO Center of Machining Advancement in Indianapolis, Indiana, they are releasing a huge advancement for solid model and 3D DXF users.  The HURCO control is now capable of importing a solid model or a 3D DXF and then creating a conversational program from that model.  All it takes is a couple of clicks on the feature you want to machine, tell the machine what tool you want to use, and then hit the green button.  Please watch the video for an actual demo.

Kärcher North America

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Foothills congratulates Kärcher North Americas R&D lab on their acquisition of a new HURCO VM10i!

Kärcher North America is the leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and consumer cleaning equipment in North America. They are one of the largest subsidiaries of the Kärcher Group with over 1,150 employees in seven locations (including four manufacturing facilities). In North America, Kärcher is producing and distributing products and services under the brands Kärcher, Windsor Kärcher Group, Landa Kärcher Group, Hotsy, Water Maze, Spraymart, Cuda Kärcher Group, and Shark.

A world leader in the production of hot and cold water pressure washers, Kärcher North America’s extensive line includes over 100 different industrial and commercial pressure washers. Their commercial and industrial grade, floor-cleaning equipment features innovative cleaning solutions. Kärcher North America’s wash-water treatment and dry ice cleaning systems provide unique cleaning alternatives in a variety of applications.

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Stoney Neal, happily learning how to probe!

 

Congratulations!!!

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Foothills Machinery Sales is happy to introduce Cole E. Young, Owner/Engineer of Long Pines Design in Centennial Colorado and congratulate him on his journey into entrepreneurship and the acquisition of a new HURCO VM10i.  Cole graduated from Montana State University in 2009 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  After graduation he and his wife, also an engineer, relocated to Denver where he began his career.  Over the next eight years Cole gained experience in product design, development, machining, and various other manufacturing skills, along with the leadership skills needed to give him the confidence and wherewithal to venture out on his own.

Please check out his website at:

http://www.longpinesdesign.com/

Please also subscribe to his YouTube channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crPOWaHoIIs

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Sneak Preview

Toyoda/Takisawa has announced the release of the MX-800 High Production Turning Center.  It will have two identical spindles with 2.5″ Bar Capacity and Twin 30 Station Y-Axis Turrets.  This combination will allow you to use hundreds of tool combinations for complex parts and quick change over times.   Artboard 1