Time to roll out the new

Mastercam has released the latest version of the most popular CAD/CAM package on the market.  Local users gathered at Foothills to see how the update can benefit their production needs.  We had our in house Mastercam specialists, as well as our partners that use the software in their shops, present the latest upgrades to the software.   

While here, visitors were treated to a visit from Courtney Force of the Force Drag Racing team.  Courtney was here for the Mile High Nationals and after her visit to FMS, she went on to set a track record during her qualifying run at 328.3 mph.  

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HURCO was also here to show off their Control software to compliment Mastercam.  The HURCO control is a perfect addition to any shop either prototype or production.  With the ability to process g-code at up to 10,000 block look ahead, a production shop can take advantage of the speed and accuracy of the HURCO control.

 Both production and prototype can take advantage of the reduced programming and setup time for the simple parts as well as the more complex 3-Dimensional/5-Axis jobs.

That’s pretty Sharp


Recently the country’s foremost gunsmithing school, Colorado School of Trades founded 1947, has acquired 21 New Sharp Engine Lathes.  Jarred McNeely, Director of Education, is always trying to improve their program by having an up-to-date facility for students to learn in.  Over 140 students are enrolled in their program at any time.  Students can either graduate and start their own business, like Artisan Bart Miller, or they can go into other machining trades.  This program is not like others that teach strictly CNC equipment.  Along with their CNC department, they teach basic manual machining skills that equate into a highly skilled graduate, not just a button pusher.

Although this is a school, they also have the largest fully functioning gun repair shop in the United States.  This shop is open to the public as well as local law enforcement agencies.  They work on 4,000 to 5,000 customer’s firearms each year.  This real-life experience is the reason graduates are the best in the industry.

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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…www.Magnafuel.com.

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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