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.
Introducing the latest addition to the HURCO Horizontal Machining Center Line. This is the HM1700i and can be ordered in either a 3 or 4 Axis configuration. It has a large 67″ x 36″ table with travels to match. Standard is an 8,000 RPM spindle with 35 HP and 298 Ft/lbs of torque. The control is a HURCO MAX 5, the same platform shared by the entire line, seamless integration.
Time to sharpen the ax or back to school, etc.. We have another opportunity for HURCO users, or potential users, to come to FMS for additional training at no charge. We will have a basic class on the 12th of September and an Advanced class on the 13th. Again classes are open to anyone at no charge and will be taught by HURCO factory personnel. Please take this opportunity to increase your intellectual property and machining skills. If you would like to reserve a seat please contact us @ 303-466-3777 or you can email Troy@foothillsmachinery.com.
School starts next week and the Freshmen are moving in. The city of Boulder goes from 5,000 to 200,000 in just a few days. The University of Colorado needed to upgrade their engineering lab and came to us with a challenge, get two machines into the basement lab. Who ever designed the building had no intentions of putting 20,000 lbs of machines into its’ inner sanctum. We took the challenge and ran with it. First of all, our service engineers needed to disassemble each machine from 104.5″ tall, down to 84.5″. We then craned each down an embankment over the trees and through a courtyard. The machines were then able to fit into a hole into a doorway that was made for a really short guy. Through a second doorway, down the middle of the electronics test lab, by the hydraulics test tank and through another doorway. All of this in the middle of an eclipse.