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Additive Manufacturing with HURCO Machining Centers

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“We designed an additive manufacturing adapter that, in combination with proprietary Hurco control software, effectively turns a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer,” said Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc.” Hurco has a long history of inventing technology that allows our customers to be more productive and profitable. This is yet another Hurco innovation making advanced technology accessible to a broad range of customers. With this new additive manufacturing capability, users may go from print to plastic prototype to finished metal part on one machine without repeated set-ups and without multiple prototyping utilizing costly metals and raw material,” explained Volovic.

This additive manufacturing technology permits Hurco machine tools to accomplish 3D printing directly on the machine tool without the need for a separate 3D printer. Hurco is working on expanding its invention to include other additive manufacturing processes.

“Our control technology will provide our customers speed and ease of use in performing CNC-based, 3D printing and prototyping. With our latest generation control technology, Hurco is very excited to have introduced a new look for our products, our new CNC machine control, and also innovative capabilities not found on other CNC machines,” said Volovic.

For more information visit: http://www.hurco.eu