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Hurco Combines CNC Machine with 3D Printer

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


IMTS 2014 will see the debut of a new technology from Hurco Companies Inc. (Indianapolis) that combines 3D printing and CNC milling.The adapter allows Hurco machine tools to conduct 3D plastic printing directly on the machine tool without the need for a separate 3D printer. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Preparing Your Visit

Manufacturing Engineering Media Staff


Don’t forget to pack your comfy show shoes. IMTS 2014—which is produced every two years by the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT; McLean, VA)—plans to fill 1.2 million square feet of Chicago’s McCormick Place with 1900 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from over 112 countries. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Machine Controls, CAD/CAM Software Build Factory Efficiency

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


With new CAD/CAM and controls technologies, machine shops find the fastest, most efficient ways to cut metal and mold their manufacturing processes. At the Controls & CAD/CAM pavilion in the Lakeside Building at IMTS, visitors will see the latest CNC tools and manufacturing software aimed at refining part programming and improving machining processes. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Precision Tooling has Never Been Valued More

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


“Demand for precision tooling has never been higher and valued more, especially since the last recession when manufacturers made significant investments in improving their productivity with advanced technology,” said Tim Fara, president, Bilz Co. Inc. (Lombard, IL). Full Article

IMTS 2014: Satisfying Abrasive Customers

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson


Users of CNC tool grinding machines can expect to see greater levels of automation, more sophisticated software that is easier to use than previous generations, an increased capability for multiple operations in one machine from grinding to inspection, and faster cycle times, according to the president of CNC tool and cutter grinder developer ANCA Inc. (Wixom, MI). Full Article

IMTS 2014: Solutions for Machining Clean, Green and Fast

Contributing Editor Ed Sinkora


Whether you’re milling, grinding, eroding, lasing, or using any of the other manufacturing disciplines represented at IMTS, it’s a safe bet you rely on the technology displayed in the Machine Components/Cleaning/Environmental pavilion. Not just “use,” but RELY on. As in, if you screw up on these, your shop shuts down. Full Article

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