CNC Machining Blog

5-Axis Return on Investment Worksheet

Posted by Mike Cope on Fri, Jan 25, 2013

If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that the addition of 5-axis technology - even in shops that only run "3-axis" work - can positively impact a company’s bottom line. On average, shops who take advantage of this technology have seen improvements of 20% to 30% in efficiency. Imagine…what would a twenty to thirty percent reduction in cycle time and setup time - on a part that you are already running in your shop - mean to you?

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Tags: 5-Axis Machining, WinMax Conversational Programming, Milling, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Hurco's NC Merge: the best of both worlds

Posted by Mike Cope on Thu, Dec 20, 2012

Hurco is well known for our powerful and easy to use conversational software; and for 2D and simple 3D geometries, the WinMax conversational control simply can’t be beat. But what about those jobs that share both simple 2D features and complicated 3D shapes - that can only be programmed using CAD/CAM software? Well, Hurco has an answer for that as well.

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Tags: 5-Axis Machining, WinMax Conversational Programming, NC / G-Code Programming, Milling, CNC Control & Software

Reduce Programming Time with Enhanced Corner Geometry

Posted by Basilios Dimitrelias on Tue, Nov 20, 2012

In the past, when programming rectangular shaped geometries on the Hurco control, in which the four corners weren’t square or didn’t all have the same size radii, the feature needed to be programmed using a Milling Lines & Arcs data block. However, with the introduction of the latest WinMax mill software, this obstacle has become a thing of the past.

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Tags: WinMax Conversational Programming, Milling, CNC Control & Software

Modify Dimensions: making multi-block dimension changes with one quick edit

Posted by Mike Cope on Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Have you ever needed to make the same dimensional change to multiple conversational blocks in the same program…and cringed at the thought of tediously changing them one at a time? Well, cringe no more! Hurco’s Modify Dimension function makes this a simple task.

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Tags: WinMax Conversational Programming, Milling, CNC Control & Software

Picture This: measure reference dimensions using the graphics screen

Posted by Mike Cope on Sat, Oct 20, 2012

When programming a part we often need measurement data that just isn’t on the print - and short of some very involved Trigonometry, or redrawing and analyzing the part in a CAD system, there hasn't been a good way to find these reference dimensions…until now!

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Tags: WinMax Conversational Programming, Milling, CNC Control & Software

The Hurco blog - an introduction

Posted by Mike Cope on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

​Hello, and welcome to the Hurco blog. I will be updating and posting something new each week on a variety of different subject matter: high-speed and 5-axis machining, workholding, the latest control technologies, and Hurco tips-and-tricks…just to name a few.

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Tags: Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Automotive, 5-Axis Machining, WinMax Conversational Programming, NC / G-Code Programming, Milling, CNC Control & Software, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Mill Tooling, Workholding, Turning, Lathe Tooling, CAD/CAM / Post Processor, Tool & Die, Mold Making, Prototype Machining, High Speed Machining, Automation

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