Hurco Files CNC-Based 3D Printing U.S. Patent Application
INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 -- Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) today announced the company recently filed a U.S. patent application for new technology combining 3D printing and CNC machining.
"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.
- Published: 15 July 2014
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