New 3-Axis and 5-Axis Machining Centers for 3-D Moldmakers

Hurco Companies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) has introduced a range of new machines for 3-D moldmakers.

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Hurco Companies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) has introduced a range of new machines for 3-D moldmakers. The dual column DCX22 is the largest Hurco machining center, with X/Y/Z travels of 86.5/66.9/29.5, and has the capacity to handle the increasingly large molds required by the aerospace and energy sectors. Other Hurco 3-axis machines that are popular with moldmakers include the VMX Series machining centers that range in size from the VMX24 (X/Y/Z travels of 24/20/24) to the VMX84 (X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30). Hurco has four new 5-axis machines that simplify the complexities of moldmaking. Minimizing the number of setups, eliminating scrap with powerful verification graphics, and minimizing benchwork with smoothing alogorithms that deliver superb surface finish are just three advantages of 5-axis machining. The VM10U has all the power of other 5-axis machining centers with the additional benefits of a small footprint and an economical price tag. The VM10U has X/Y/Z travels of 21/16/19, a 10K spindle, a 20-station swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC), conversational and G-code programming modes. Additionally, the integrated trunnion table design of all the U Series 5-axis machines provides exceptional part clearances and larger part capacity. Other new Hurco 5-axis machines include the high-speed BX30U, the VMX30U, and the VMX60SR, which is designed with a swivel head and horizontal rotary table.