After years of research at the HURCO Center of Machining Technology 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.
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.
This sounds like a cool feature… Make sure to take a look at the Mike Cope Blog to learn more about it. http://blog.hurco.com/importing-stl-file-as-stock-geometry-in-winmax
Keep a lookout for the announcement of the release of the newest Winmax Software with STL file import and the capability to program from a Solid Model on the HURCO control or the Desktop version of Winmax.
These three are spoken for but we have more. Please be watching for the new HURCO software release. We have a Beta copy and it is amazing! Imagine being able to import a solid model and program directly from that model. It’s fast and super easy. If you are interested in a sneak preview, feel free to contact us and we will arrange it. We will be announcing the full release sometime in 2018.