Absolute Tool Length is an industry standard feature in CNC machining that provides continuity across machine brands and controls.
MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP
At Hurco, we do whatever we can to support our education and industry partners who are working diligently to attract younger generations to manufacturing and close the skills gap that our industry is currently experiencing.
When it comes to milling tools Circle segment cutters are a versatile and efficient tool for 5-axis machining, offering a wide range of benefits for manufacturers and fabricators. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key advantages of using circle segment cutters in 5-axis machining.
First and foremost, 5-axis machining with circle segment cutters allows for increased precision and accuracy. Because these cutters can machine at multiple angles, they can produce more precise cuts and achieve a better finish on the final product. This is particularly useful for applications that require tight tolerances or intricate details.
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 we have started the brand new "Your Questions Answered" series, where we sit down to answer the questions you have 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.
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.
Conversational programming has always been a great choice for getting jobs up and running quickly and for very efficient programming of 2D and 2.5D contours and features. However, machining actual 3D surfaces required the use of a CAD/CAM software package – that is, until now!
Something new and improved is almost always better in the long run, but it isn’t always painless. The cost of innovation is CHANGE. And sometimes, machinists, as most human beings, don't really enjoy the process of change.
Liberty Molds is an injection mold shop located in Portage Michigan, and is in the business of producing injection molds for the automotive industry. The company is managed by the President Brian Scott and Vice President Jeff Dee. As it reads on their website, “Liberty Molds is an ISO 9001:2008 certified mold making tool shop who specializes in injection molds.” The company’s 13,400-square-foot shop has 30 employees, and they take great pride in partnering with their customers (like the Ford Motor Company) to meet quality, price, and delivery needs. I have a feeling that today’s current “needs” were never factored in when they wrote that statement so many years ago! But meeting the needs of our society today has rarely been more important. www.libertymolds.com