Indianapolis Ingenuity Times 5

Indianapolis-based HURCO has produced 5 Axis machines longer than most machine tool manufacturers.  They currently offer 17 different models to choose from.  Along with HURCO conversational programming or their ability to process G-Code at 10,000 block look-ahead, they fit into any prototype or production situation.  If you would like to unleash your potential, please get the free ROI Worksheet by going HURCO for more information.

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Round Parts Made Easier

We just got one of these for our showroom along with the TRAK DPM2 bed mill.  This pair of machines is perfect for low volume, high mix production.  Either come by and see it in person or click on the picture for more information about TRAK lathe and mill products.


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TRAK 1630 Lathe


This is a good video on how the Trak Control is easily manipulated and makes sense to the seasoned machinist.

How to Win Races

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Magnafuel is a manufacturer of the world’s finest fuel delivery systems.  Please go to their website for more information…

If you’re in Colorado Springs stop by and check out their new prototype shop.  They recently acquired a HURCO VM10i Vertical Machining Center and a TM8i Turning center.

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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.

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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.

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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.

We have the smartest customers…

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This is Old School Industries first part off of their new Hanwha XD32 Swiss turning center.  They started with no experience with Swiss turning and are now making parts like these within a couple of weeks.  Kudos Ted.   With it’s 32mm capacity they have capability that few swiss machines in the market have.  If you need something turned call Ted.

Here’s more information on the machine they bought…