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3-D Print Head Adapter for CNC Machines

Owners of Hurco vertical machining centers (VMCs) will now have the ability to transform their WinMax part programs into a 3-D printed rapid prototype directly on their CNC machine using an optional spindle-powered wireless accessory.

"The new Hurco 3D Print Head takes commercial desktop 3-D printing technology to the next level, allowing users to take full advantage of the size of the machining center," said Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc. "The portable accessory is powered and controlled by spindle rotation, so there are no wires to install, and it can easily be moved to other Hurco machining centers within a shop.

"We have designed this product to make it easy for people who have no solid modeling experience. Hurco's WinMax programming environment is the most versatile on the market today with our powerful conversational programming that is known for its user-friendly and intuitive user interface and the control's support of standard M- and G-code programming. With this release, we have added support for additive manufacturing to the control."

"The Hurco control's WinMax software gives users powerful graphics tools to develop even the most complex 3-D shapes quickly and efficiently with conversational programming," said Fred Gross, Engineering Manager at Hurco. "Once you program the part, simply select the WinMax 3D Print button to start the build process on the Hurco CNC machine. Alternatively, you can send the model to a commercial 3-D printer."

"So many of our customers are true innovators and I know this product is going to accelerate their prototyping process. They will be able to turn their ideas into reality quickly and efficiently without ever making a chip," said Volovic.

To download a free trial of WinMax with 3D Print, go to

RC IndyCar and Machine Tools on Display

Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company's worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCormick Place. Hurco created a scaled down version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with a blimp and leaderboard, for its booth where IMTS attendees can race RC IndyCars. Attendees can check to see what hours open racing will take place and/or to register for a spot to race competitively. Prizes will also be announced on the website.

"In addition to sponsoring IndyCar team Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) with drivers Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden, the ECR team uses our CNC machines at their machine shop," said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager of Hurco. "Since we know that both racing and machining rely on speed, power and precision to succeed, we thought the race to profitability theme would be a fun way to showcase how Hurco CNC machines make our customers more profitable," said Smith.

In addition to the IndyCar centerpiece RC track, nine machines will be on display at the Hurco booth along with a working model of the new 3-D print head adapter. New machines include the high speed double-column bridge type BX40i; the new open bed CNC mill HTM30i; the new 5-axis CNC machining center VC600i; and popular models from the other product lines, such as the 5-axis VMX42SWi CNC machining center, the 3-axis VMX6030i, the trunnion style 5-axis VM10Ui, the high speed 3-axis VMX24HSi CNC machine equipped with an Erowa robot, the general performance 3-axis VM20i, the TMX10MYSi slant-bed lathe with live tooling and subspindle, and the general purpose TM6i slant-bed lathe.

For more information contact:

Hurco Companies, Inc.

One Technology Way

P.O. Box 68180

Indianapolis, IN 46268


IMTS 2016 Booth S-8319

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