We spent a day with Dan McMurray from Alpha Industrial Supply trying to break his tools. Bottom Line, we could have, but decided to stop once we hit 482 ipm feed rate in 32Rc 4140. You heard that right. Those sound like common feed rates for Aluminium, but it was 4140. We also slotted a 1/2” Endmill, 3/4” Deep in that same 4140, ran it at 47 ipm at 4800 RPM’s. The finish was incredible. Dan has been looking for machines he could really load up his tools on and show what they could do. He stressed that there best fitted for a CAT50 machine with a ton of torque. He was amazed that our little VMX24, CAT40 12k Spindle took it like it wasn’t even there. It wasn’t until we hit that 482 ipm that we got above 80% spindle load. Have a look.
Even on simple parts, 5-Axis is the future of machining because it can reduce set up time and speed production. Product Specialist Mike Cope covers many of the benefits of using a 5-Axis machine for small batch, quick turn around jobs.
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.)
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.
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.
Excerpt directly from there website. Results above.
CNC Control Customer Satisfaction: 2017
As in 2016, respondents were asked to report their Customer Satisfaction towards their control with the following responses:
- It Rocks! (Scored as 1.0)
- Works Fine (Scored as 0.0)
- Not Very Happy (Scored as -1)
A perfect score would therefore be 1.0, meaning every respondent said, “It Rocks!”
Customer Satisfaction Award, Pro Category: Hurco
Hurco ran away with it compared to the other controls, scoring 0.67. In essence, that means 2/3’s of Hurco respondents said their control rocks. I haven’t had the pleasure of using a Hurco control, but I know they have a lot of awesome features, especially in the area of Conversational CNC. One user remarked, “Extremely quick on-machine programming, especially for helix and thread mill operations.”
Accordingly, we’re awarding Hurco our Gold Customer Satisfaction Seal for 2017:
Find out more about the survey on CNCCookBook.com
Hurco has several machine "Specials" running for the next couple of weeks. Usually Hurco ships the last machines of the year by December 15th! So time is running out to get a new machine on your floor by year end. There are only a few machines of each of these models available. The following specials are running on a few select models. If there is a model you are looking for and do not see it, give us a call!
VM10HSi - 20,000 RPM Spindle, now $89,995.00
VMX24HSi - 18,000 RPM Spindle, now $108,495.00
VM10i - Max 5 Control - now, $57,995.00
VM20i - Max 5 Control - now, $74,295.00
VMX42SWi - CTS, Max 5 - now, $220,995.00
TMX8i - Max 5 Control - now, $92,995.00
TMM10i - Live Tooling Lathe with Tailstock, Presetter, Parts Catcher, now $117,195.00
Call or email Gage Machine Tool today to get your year-end deal!
Guest Post by Billy Briggs - SOE Metals
My story begins 4 months ago when a life long friend approached me asking if
I ever thought about starting my own business. I had been around lasers and
plasmas my whole life but never thought about getting myself a mill and
So in January, I contacted a company and the salesman sounded great
but he lacked communication. So I gave up on that company and that is when I
turned to Gage Machine Tool. I called and within a week Dirk(the owner) and
Chad his trusty salesman came and had a lunch meeting with my wife and me.
Not only were they super knowledgeable of the machines and tools, but they
brought with them an actual controller off of a machine. That had me sold
on the spot. It was so easy to go through the steps to get a high-quality
So after we got approved and the machines were delivered March 6th.
I purchased the VM10i and the TM8i, they were so tough looking. We had to
wait a couple weeks for me to get the correct power put in (no 3 phase
direct) I have to run off of a 50hp phase converter. Then 2 service techs
came and had them hard installed in a matter of hours. The following Monday
Chad Waldo came and the next 3 days he and I put in some long hours. He
wanted to make sure I was super comfortable running and programming both the
mill and the lathe that he stayed as long as I wanted him to.
He came back in 2 weeks and was very surprised to find I had been
doing such a great job. How could you not with such an amazing machine! I
still have questions from time to time but rest assured Chad and his staff
are super eager to help!
I would recommend the Hurco brand and Gage Machine Tool to anyone and everyone. Such an easy machine to work with to get critical tolerances within .0005 of an
-Billy Briggs - SOE METALS
I have been asked several times of late about the SFQ feature on the Hurco control and thought I would dig up a previous blog post by Mike Cope at Hurco to explain in detail. I admit, I do not have the best explanation for how this works. So I will let Mike do the talking.
Its an excellent read and Mike does a good job explaining everything Hurco, I would highly recommend you subscribing to his posts and these as well!
If you have something that you would like us to highlight here please let me know!
It's hard to believe but there is another IMTS just around the corner. September 12th thru the 16th at McCormick Place in Chicago IL. Two of our top brands will be there with the boys from Gage Machine Tool being firmly planted in the Hurco showcase located at S-8319 right across from the Index booth. As always it will be a packed week with more to look at than your eyes can handle.
If you are going to IMTS this year we would like to know! Below is a quick survey that is completely anonymous. The data collected is for internal purposes only to see what kind of traffic we will get from our area. Thanks in advance and we hope to see you in Chicago!