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Mastering Toolpath Strategies: A CNC Machinist's Guide to Efficiency

Mike Cope Sun, Apr 28, 2024
Mastering Toolpath Strategies: A CNC Machinist's Guide to Efficiency

In the world of CNC machining, achieving optimal efficiency is paramount for meeting tight production deadlines and maintainingthat competitive edge. One of the key factors influencing machining efficiency is the selection and optimization of toolpath strategies when programming with a CAM system. In this blog, we discuss the various toolpath strategies and provide detailed insights to empower machinists with the knowledge needed to maximize productivity and quality in their machining operations.

Live Tool CNC Lathe: Y-Axis Overtravel Explained

Mike Cope Sun, Apr 21, 2024
Live Tool CNC Lathe: Y-Axis Overtravel Explained

While the concept of having a Y-axis on a multi-axis live tool CNC lathe is simple, the non-orthogonal way the axis moves, and the ins and outs of those movements, can be a little more complicated than expected. So, in this blog I explain the Y-axis movement and how overtravel can occur.

Milling Tools: Benefits of Circle Segment Cutters in 5-Axis Machining

Mike Cope Wed, Mar 27, 2024
Milling Tools: Benefits of Circle Segment Cutters in 5-Axis Machining

Circle segment milling cutters are quickly becoming the norm in 5-axis machining. These cutters can reduce cycle times while still providing superior surface finishes and flexibility in machining. Although the traditional ball-nosed endmill is still the most widely used tool for surfacing, the circle segment (or barrel) cutter isn’t far behind.

How to Add Text Along a Contour: Hurco CNC Programming

Mike Cope Fri, Jun 24, 2022
How to Add Text Along a Contour: Hurco CNC Programming

How do I add text along a contour?

We often get asked through our social media channels questions that can't be easily answered with a simple response. At Hurco, it is our goal to always provide quality customer service to our users. We don't want any machinist to be left behind when it comes to a proper understanding of our powerful WinMax® CNC control.

This is why our "Your Questions Answered" series was born. This series aims to answer questions submitted to us through our social media channels. By doing this, not only are we answering individual questions of customers, but we are providing a resource for others who may have a similar question but can't find a resolution to their issue.

How It’s Made: Hurco VMX Series Iron

Mike Cope Tue, Mar 29, 2022
How It’s Made: Hurco VMX Series Iron

Hurco is known worldwide for our control software, and for conversational or “shop floor” programming, but we don’t often get enough credit for the machine’s iron. In addition to our award-winning control software, Hurco also builds a very robust and rigid machine tool, that provides outstanding performance in any shop. That's why we decided to create the video below and write this blog post that highlights the design and manufacturing processes that we use at Hurco. 

DOWNLOAD THE VMXi HOW IT'S MADE PDF HERE

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