CNC Machining Blog

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

Easier 5-Axis Programming with ASR

Posted by Mike Cope on Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Hurco’s patented ASR feature (Automatic Safe Repositioning) is a very powerful tool for 5-axis NC or CAM programmers. One of the biggest problems when posting 5-axis NC code is configuring the post to always output safe, reliable data to reposition the tool-tip without causing the machine to travel out of limits on rapid moves, and to display those annoying error codes that we all love to hate.

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Tags: 5-Axis Machining, NC / G-Code Programming, CNC Control & Software, Manufacturing Industry Insights, CAD/CAM / Post Processor

Become More Productive with Absolute Tool Length

Posted by Mike Cope on Thu, Oct 18, 2012

There are a number of features built into today’s modern CNC controls that are designed to make life easier for the programmer, and each of these has its own special place in our personal box of “go-to” tools; tools that we use to be more productive. For me, Hurco’s Absolute Tool Length feature is one of those tools that I just can’t live without…and why would I want to?

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Tags: Milling, CNC Control & Software, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Mill Tooling

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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