Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us!

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IMTS 2018

SEPTEMBER 10 - 15, 2018 | MCCORMICK PLACE | CHICAGO, IL

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Booth 338319

Automation | 5-Axis | 3-Axis | Turning

Special edition 50th Anniversary Machines

New Control features

Advanced Technology: IoT | Industry 4.0

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Special Give Away Gift

bottle-breacher-Hurco-50th_02-web-1We are going to give away 50 Hurco 50th Anniversary Bottle Breachers before IMTS in September. For a chance to win one, simply subscribe to the Inside Hurco Blog by completing this formWe will hold several drawings and notify the winners via email first. 

EVENTS

Other special events

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Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony

Date: June 13, 2018

Time: 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Hurco is traded on the Nasdaq (ticker symbol: HURC). 

We will ring the closing bell on June 13th.

You can watch the live broadcast on any of Nasdaq's channels below:

https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live

http://www.youtube.com/nasdaq/live

http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ.

To access pictures and tweets, go to:

http://instagram.com/nasdaq 

http://nasdaq.tumblr.com/

http://twitter.com/nasdaq

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Hurco 50th Anniversary Music Video.
Composed using sounds from Hurco CNC Machine Tools

 

The Hurco Story

In 1968, Gerald Roch and Edward Humston formed a company they called Hurco ("Hu" for Humston, "R" for Roch, and "CO" for Company ). Roch was the idea guy and Humston was the business guy...actually, Mr. Humston was Mr. Roch's boss as the owner of E.L. Humston Company where Mr. Roch was a sales representative for eight years. Mr. Roch grew up around his grandfather's tool and die shop where he discovered his passion for building things. After he graduated from Purdue University with an industrial engineering degree, he returned to his grandfather's shop (which was now owned by Mr. Roch's father and two other partners). Mr. Roch's fascination with simplifying processes, combined with the emergence of computers, would lead Mr. Roch to start Hurco. To a younger generation, Mr. Roch's foresight to realize that computer technology could be used to make manufacturing more efficient might not seem particularly revolutionary.

Hurco History

For historcial perspective, the computers of the 1960s were expensive; owned exclusively by institutions, such as government agencies, universities, and large corporations; and they were huge--one computer consumed an entire floor of a commercial building. Even though creating a computer to machine parts seemed far-fetched, Humston believed in Gerry Roch's vision and the two men set out to make computers work for the working man. People often talk about innovation, but rarely talk about the innovators. Mr. Roch is the epitome of a true innovator. He is curious. Asks questions and he never accepts the status quo. He has acquired more than 60 patents, due in large part to his fascination with efficiency combined with his background at the family tool and die shop, his collaborative personality, and his drive to solve problems. His patents for interactive control technology, which we refer to as conversational programming, are considered the most significant. Machine tool builders throughout the world had to obtain a license from Hurco to implement this technology into their products because Mr. Roch, Hurco co-founder, invented it. Despite all of his inventions and success, Mr. Roch remains extremely humble, saying, "I've never really been an expert in any one area. I know relatively little about software and electronics, but I've been fortunate enough that I conceptually understand how things should work. Then, it's a matter of hiring capable engineers to make it happen." The connection between technology and people is the core of our culture at Hurco. At the end of the day, machine tools aren't about iron, and technology isn't about software codes. They are about people...people like Gerald Roch and people like you, who work each day to identify ways to continually improve their processes, their business, and the parts they manufacture. True to our co-founder, Gerald Roch, we strive each day to develop technology and build machine tools that simplify work to make you and your business more successful.

 

1968

Gerald Rock and Ed Humston USA Flag

Hurco founded
by Edward Humston and Gerald Roch Read more

1968
 

1969

Autobend

First product inroduced (Autobend)

Hurco exhibits first computer controlled back gauge

1969
 

1971

Hurco becomes publicly held company

Nasdaq: HURCO 1971
 

1974

Hurco demonstrates first computer numerically controlled (CNC) mill at IMTS

1974
 

1976

Hurco invents Conversational Programming

Read more 1976
 

1978

KM1

First CNC mill Introduced (KM1)

1978
 

1979

UK

Hurco Europe established

1979
 

1984

UltiMax Control

UltiMax control introduced

1984
 

1986

BMC

BMC machining centers introduced

1986
 

1987

UltiMax 2

UltiMax 2 control introduced

1987
 

1988

Germany

Hurco Germany established

1988
 

1991

Hurco France established

France

Hurco Southeast Asia established

Singapore

Hurco opens international headquarters

Hurco Indianapolis Headquarters

UltiMax 3 control introduced

1991
 

1992

DXF transfer invented

Read more 1992
 

1995

IMS Technologies established to oversee patent licensing

1995
 

1996

MAX Single Screen

MAX single screen control introduced

1996
 

1997

VMX machining centers introduced Read more

1997
 

1998

UltiMax 4

UltiMax 4 control introduced

1998
 

1999

Hurco Italy established

Italy

Hurco Manufacturing Ltd established

Taiwan 1999
 

2000

WinMax Software

WinMax Desktop software released

2000
 

2003

VM machining centers introduced

VM Series

First Hurco 5-axis machine introduced

VTXU 2003
 

2004

TM turning centers introduced

TM Series 2004
 

2005

Record sales

2005
 

2006

WinMax control software released

TMM turning centers with live tooling introduced

Hurco Lathe

SR 5-axis machining centers introduced

Record sales

2006
 

2008

Hurco India established

India

TMX turning centers introduced

U-Series 5-axis machining centers expanded

DXC double column machining centers introduced

Double Column Vertical Machining Center Introduced 2008
 

2010

TM and TMX Series expanded to include heavy duty turning and multi-axis

Heavy Duty Lathe

Hurco invents UltiMotion Read more

Hurco China established

China 2010
 

2012

Global rebranding initiative launched

New "i" series machine design introduced

HSi high speed machining centers introduced

SRTi 5-axis machining centers introduced

5-Axis SRTi 2012
 

2013

Hurco acquires LCM

Proudly Made in the USA

USA machine assembly operation established

Read more 2013
 

2014

Boring Mill

HBMXi boring mills introduced Read more

2014
 

2015

Hurco Introduced the new MAX5 CNC Control powered by WinMax

MAX5 control introduced Read more

Hurco acquires Milltronics and Takumi Read more

2015
 

2016

Record sales

BXi machining centers introduced

BX40i Machining Center

3D print head introduced

Hurco Introduced a 3D Printer at IMTS 2016 2016
 

2017

New HM Horizontal CNC Machines

HM horizontal machining centers introduced

Record sales

2017
 

2018

50 Years of Innovation

50th Anniversary

2018

HURCO TRIVIA

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YEAR FOUNDED

Customer Videos


Innovation

Hurco is an American company (Nasdaq: HURC) with global reach. Based in Indianapolis, Hurco engineers have been inventing technology that makes machinists more productive and job shops more profitable since 1968. We build CNC machines that are equipped with the MAX control powered by WinMax® software. The Hurco control is the most flexible in the industry because it is equally powerful whether you use conversational or Industry Standard NC programming…or you can use the best of both with Hurco’s NC/Conversational Merge feature.

Innovation that Matters to You

Hurco is an American company (Nasdaq: HURC) with global reach. Based in Indianapolis, Hurco engineers have been inventing technology that makes machinists more productive and job shops more profitable since 1968. We build CNC machines that are equipped with the MAX control powered by WinMax® software. The Hurco control is the most flexible in the industry because it is equally powerful whether you use conversational or Industry Standard NC programming…or you can use the best of both with Hurco’s NC/Conversational Merge feature.

A History of Innovation

Hurco was founded on innovation...the idea that innovation is a continual process to improve technology and find new ways to increase efficiency. Hurco has more than 80 patents for machine tool control technology. Additionally, we invented conversational programming, which revolutionized the machine tool industry because it was an alternative to cumbersome G-codes and M-codes. The difference between conversational programming and NC programming has been compared to the difference between Windows and the old DOS interface of the first personal computers.

50 Years of Innovation - From old to new machine evolution
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