Why Automate? How hard is it to actually do?

This is by far the easiest “machine” you will ever setup aside from a bench grinder. With a co-bot on your floor you can be setup and running your first automated cell in under an hour. Moving it from machine to machine for separate “tending” operations will take even less. Better yet, it costs less than one years pay for a guy who will, take long breaks, vape in front of your building and spend time on his phone arguing with someone instead of loading and unloading parts. ON TOP of that, it will work three shifts a day and never call in sick. What it will do, is text you automatically if does get stuck, and ask YOU to get it back to work. Do you have an employee that will do that??

The Closing Bell

Dirk Gage Got to be a part of the 50th Anniversary party at NASDAQ

Hurco executives rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange June 13, 2018, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. In addition, Hurco was featured on the NasdaqTower and Marquis in New York City. (Skip to the end of the video above to see footage of Hurco appearing on the building’s giant projector screen.)


Hurco VM10i Plus


VM10i Plus

The Pocket Rocket

Hurco has been making updates and changes to there line in an almost continuous fashion for years now. This year alone has seen new software released for the mills, updated ballscrews on the VMX lines for faster rapids and travels, an update to the design for the VC 5 axis machines and now the addition of the "Plus" option to the VM line.

Standard Hurco VM10i - 10k spindle
New Hurco VM10i Plus - 12k Spindle with a chiller

This update also applies to the VM20i and the VM30i as well. 

It actually makes for a tough decsion on which Hurco to buy since the VMX24 and the VMX30 have 12k spindles as well. It really comes down to torque between these machines. If you need higher torque, then the VMX line os for you. But if your like most job shops and run into a variety of materials and the torque loads are not really a major factor, then the VM line, now with a 12k CAT40 Big Plus spindle just may be a perfect fit for you.

Proudly Made in the USA


Select models of Hurco CNC machines are made in the USA with globally sourced components. At our facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, the VMX42i and VMX6030i are fully assembled by Hurco employees. The build team hand scrapes machined surfaces; grinds mounting and surface plates; aligns castings, ball screws, mechanical housings, rails, and tool changes; drills and taps assembly and mounting holes. Additionally, the Indy build team completes a comprehensive inspection and certification process for each machine.

Check it out on Hurco's website.



5 Big reasons to buys a Hurco

What are the main reasons you buy any machine? Do you buy the same type of machine as what you already have? Do you buy what your father always bought? Why do I keep buying those same crappy chips for Cinco de Mayo? Sometimes you need to step outside of the box you made for yourself and really questions why your doing what your doing. A better way may save you a ton of money, and make for a better Cinco de Mayo.  (I swear thats how you spell it, but I am reading it may-o)

Advanced Class - Fixture Plate Design 101

Last week we held our first ever online training course. That sounds really stupid, it's 2018, where the hell have we been since like 2005? Anyway, we got our first one in the can. It went really well with a total of 9 attendees by the time we got finished. There were a few guys who couldn't make it on but that's okay! Because we have it right here for everyone to watch, and re-watch. We would love to hear your feedback on the class either here, on youtube or just send us an email directly.

Training is the foundation of our Business



You gotta start somewhere...

It's been no little secret that over Gage Machines Tool's 18-year history, Training, has played a vital role in the companies success. Over the years that training has taken many different forms. From extensive onsite, multi-day courses to intimate one-on-one discussions, the definition of training has evolved. When you're trying to decide how to spend anywhere from Sixty Thousand dollars to Half a million, it helps to know that the people you're giving your hard earned money to actually know how to run the equipment your buying.  The last thing a busy shop floor needs is the morale boost of the bosses latest paperweight. 

Coming off the huge success that 2017 was for Gage Machine Tool we are going to double down on our "always training" philosophy. Part of this is an effort to actually make all the training possible as we have been swamped. If you were not aware, Gage Machine Tool trains, for free, on every single machine we sell. When you sell over 50 in a year and you have at least two days of training on each machine. You get the picture.

So in 2018, we will be implementing a few changes to our training programs. First, we will be training on every new machine we sell, as always. This is part of who we are and that will never change. Secondly, we will be holding training classes on a regular basis throughout the year. (See below for your areas dates). These classes will be the "101" Intro classes that encompass the exact same training you would get if you bought a machine. These will be classroom settings and machines will be available to work on in some cases. Thirdly, we will be offering on-site additional training as well. These are designed to be at the machine classes that focus on your companies specific requirements. Whether its G-Code integration, robotics integration, fixture design/work holding, 5 Axis, or just efficiency help. Last but not least we will be rolling out a new training program call "Advanced Class". This course will start out as a free course and be web-based, two-hour training. For now, it looks like Go-To-Meeting will be the preferred method of delivering these classes.

Feedback on these courses, times, locations and content is always encouraged. Please feel free to contact us anytime about your training requirements.

Hurco 101 Training
Omaha - MCC - March 13th and 14th 2018

Wichita - Showroom - May 8th and 9th 2018

Kansas City - Showroom - August 14th and 15th 2018

Columbus NE - TBD - November 13th and 14th 2018

Hurco Advanced Classes
March 23rd from 9 am to 11 am
Go-To-Meeting based
Limited to 10 attendees