Hurco 3D Import with 3D DXF technologyClick image to enlarge

Hurco has added a new 3D Import feature to its Hurco MAX5 control.

This control feature allows the user to load the file they receive from their customer directly into the Hurco control.

“3D Import eliminates extra steps and is a huge time saver,” said Mike Cope, product technical specialist for Hurco. Cope says that it’s now common for shops to receive solid models of the parts that they need to produce, and that even paper prints are becoming obsolete. This led Hurco to develop 3D Import, which includes 3D DXF technology that displays all geometry that the CAD system outputs, including splines. With 3D DXF, the customer can select the bottom of a contour, and the Z-axis depths will also be automatically input into the conversational block.

All previous versions of DXF translators only displayed lines and arcs data, and were only useful in 2D since no Z-axis data was translated. 3D Import (the solid model portion) automatically creates the necessary Transform Plane data blocks in conversational programming for five-sided programs.

“As a proponent of five-sided machining, the automatic creation of Transform Planes is where this control feature really shines,” said Cope (who is the author of the book The Power of FIVE: The Definitive Guide to 5-Axis Machining).

Additionally, the integrated Hurco control powered by WinMax is equipped with more memory and processing power out of the box: 2.7GHz dual core processor, 4GB RAM memory, a 128GB solid state hard drive, 10,000 block lookahead, and a GUI that supports multiple machining strategies.

In addition to the integrated MAX5 control, Hurco’s line of CNC machining centers are equipped with Hurco’s patented UltiMotion motion control system that determines the optimal trajectory to run the tool, provides consistent programmed feed rates and reduces cycle time. UltiMotion allows cornering velocity 2.5 times faster than conventional motion and reduces machine jerk by half. Because the software adapts as required by the tool path, dynamic variable lookahead can be up to 10,000 blocks.

UltiMotion is different from the smoothing features offered by CAD/CAM software and improves upon CAM output with better handling of machine mechanics and dynamics. All Hurco CNC machining centers are equipped with UltiMotion as a standard feature.

Toolholder monitor closes the loop on industry 4.0

Schunk’s new iTENDO sensory toolholder monitors machining processes at high resolution at the tool to control cutting parameters in real time.

More flute options for Seco high feed end mill

Seco has expanded the high feed machining applicability of its Jabro-HFM JHF980 solid carbide end mill with new four and five flute options. The additional flutes allow part manufacturers to achieve maximum productivity when performing face, slot and select plunge milling operations, says the company.

Round inserts for exact indexing with chipbreakers

Tungaloy's FixRTurn is a series of round inserts and toolholders for turning operations that simplify exact indexing, according to the company.

Hybrid tool setter

Marposs has announced the availability of its Mida Laser 75P Hybrid tool setter.

Field notes: Amada FOM113015NT

End User: ABF Custom Manufacturing Ltd.

As a one-stop manufacturing shop—fabricating, stamping, welding and machining—ABF Custom Manufacturing Ltd., Mississauga, ON, recognizes the need to invest in technologies to remain competitive.

Lightweight high force reduction gear X-gun

Dengensha America’s new High Force Lightweight Reduction Gear X-Gun is effective for high strength steel applications. Lighter in weight and with a smaller frame, users can count on production efficiency. With its new high torque reduction gear, it is capable of an electrode force ranging from 4.8 to 7kN.

Wilson tooling for Salvagnini punching systems

Wilson Tool International offers tooling for Salvagnini high-precision punching systems. The company manufactures a complete range of punches, dies and strippers, including standard and custom shapes.

Compact five axis VMC

Doosan's new DNM 200/5AX is a compact five axis vertical machining centre designed with an affordable price point for manufacturers machining complex prismatic parts.

CVD grade for cast iron turning

Tungaloy Corp. is further expanding its T515 range, a CVD grade with what it describes as unmatched performance in cast iron turning.

21 pallet RPS for horizontal machining centres

Doosan Machine Tools' multi-level RPS (Rotary Pallet System) works with Doosan’s NHP Series horizontal machining centres, specifically the NHP 4000 and NHP 5000.

No setup or downtime for smart factories

by Andrei Petrilin, Iscar technical manager

Manufacturing's push towards comprehensive digitizing will impact almost all stages: product design, process planning, machining, assembly and logistics. The driving force behind the changes is a series of technological breakthroughs related to Industry 4.0.

Machining and grinding fluids

Chemetall, the Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, has introduced Tech Cool 35058 and Tech Cool 35037.

Victor realigns Tweco brand

Victor Technologies has repositioned Tweco as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product line, all welding products will transition to the Tweco brand.

Easier automated plasma beveling

ESAB Welding & Cutting has introduced SmartBevel technology for easier automated plasma programming and accurate bevel cutting with minimal operator intervention.

Dual torch stitch welding automation for shipbuilding

Gullco's MOGGY trackless welding automation carriage. Ideal for fillet, lap and butting welding applications, the MOGGY is being used to produce simultaneous stitch welds on a barge hull stiffener. 

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn