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Hurco Announces Acquisition of Two Machine Tool Companies

Press Release - Hurco


Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:HURC), a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies for the worldwide metal cutting market, announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it acquired substantially all of the assets of U.S.-based Milltronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. d/b/a Milltronics CNC Machines (Milltronics). Full Article

Ford Integrates Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Advance Manufacturing

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


What do you get when you combine full motion-capture video, 3D printing and immersive virtual reality software? Many, many things, it turns out. Ford Motor Co. is integrating these technologies to optimize how its employees assemble vehicles. Full Article

Shops Migrate to Higher Value Parts Making

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Following the money trail is a police-drama honored way of sorting out the usual suspects in solving a crime. Keeping an eye on the money is also a good strategy for shops looking to remain competitive, as well as a bigger payday. Today, adopting five-axis machine technology is a tried and true method of producing more complex workpieces with higher value in both the raw and the machined states. Full Article

Laser Wrinkle Rings Swiss Machine Bells and Whistles

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Swiss-style or not, CNC automatic lathes have carved out an impressive record machining precision engineered parts for a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace, electronics, hydraulics, and automotive. The Swiss-style lathe continues to evolve adding new functions to maximize efficiency in machining complex parts complete. By now the ability to bring multiple tools into the cut has found general acceptance as well as recognition of the challenge that it poses to programming skills. Full Article

GF Machining Solutions Sees Steady Growth

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


GF Machining Solutions expects continued growth in its machine tools business, tied to markets such as aerospace, automotive and medical. Full Article

ABB Begins Manufacturing Robots in the US

Assistant Editor Katelyn DaMour


ABB Robotics announced May 20 that it has started manufacturing robots in the US at its Auburn Hills, MI, location—making it the first global robotics company to do so. ABB made the announcement at an Open House and ribbon cutting ceremony, held in conjunction with one of its Customer Days. Full Article

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