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.
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.