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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Machinery News Articledetailaspxarticleid=65803 | Machinery

By Jonathan Cheng

Hurco's Open House, 9-11 December at its facility in High Wycombe, will offer first sight of a new, 18,000 rpm HSK63A version of the popular VMX42SRTi 5-axis machine. The machine incorporates a B-axis in the machine head and a torque motor-driven C-axis for part rotation. Large and complex 5-axis components can be produced in a relatively compact footprint, says the company. Also on show will be the TMM8i and TM12i turning centres, VM10i, VM20i, VMX42Ti and VMX60Ti vertical machining centres, and the 5-axis VMX30Ui. Machine demonstrations will focus primarily on two new features: Adaptipath, which controls cutter engagement when machining pockets and includes a rest machining feature, allowing parts to be cut faster while extending tool life; and Ultimotion high speed machining software, which allows a machine to run faster and more smoothly, with up to 50% time savings reported for some complex parts. This year, the event's supplier village will further increase in size. Renishaw, Roemheld, Kitagawa, SGS Carbide Tool, Gewefa, MacInnes Tooling, PCM Tooling, Delcam, Hydrafeed and Open Mind (hyperMILL) will all be represented. In addition, Hurco welcomes grooving technology specialists Horn Cutting Tools, CADCAM specialists Edgecam, Anotronic - which will be displaying the new River 3 EDM drill - and Finance For Industry, which will be able to advise on RGF (Regional Growth Fund) grant applications.