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NIMS and GHF Announce Second Year of Scholarships for Schools The National Institute for Metal-working Skills (NIMS), the precision manufacturing industry’s standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which pro-vides scholarships to schools for stu-dents entering technical training programs, announced that they will partner again this year to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers. The 2015 GHF-NIMS Credential-ing Scholarship Program will provide eligible secondary and post-secondary institutions with grants to build high-quality technical programs that pro-vide students with foundational skills and industry-recognized credentials that have immediate value in the job market. The grants will cover up to 100% of the costs of testing and cre-dentialing services for all students seeking NIMS certifications. The pro-gram will launch this year with a $100,000 investment from GHF. “With this program, we hope to support more high schools and com-munity colleges as they build high-quality programs that use NIMS standards and credentials in order to deliver the most relevant and innova-tive training,” said a Gene Haas Foun-dation Boards spokesperson. “This provides our country’s manufacturers with an excellent workforce.” “There are an estimated 99,500 pro-jected job openings for machinists and 117,100 projected job openings for in-dustrial maintenance technicians na-tionally through 2020,” said Jim Wall, Executive Director, NIMS. “We are proud to be working with the Gene Haas Foundation to help schools pre-pare more young people with skills and credentials they need to succeed in these in-demand jobs.” In 2014, the scholarship program provided financial support to over 1,000 individuals at 22 high schools and colleges in 16 states to pursue NIMS certification. An approximate 3,500 credentials in foundational CNC machining will be earned as a result. Information on how schools can apply for a GHF-NIMS Credentialing Scholarship may be found at www.nimsready.org. For more information contact: NIMS 10565 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 203 Fairfax, VA 22030 703-352-4971 support@nims-skills.org www.nims-skills.org www.nimsready.org Gene Haas Foundation 2800 Sturgis Rd. Oxnard, CA 93030 805-988-6979 info@ghaasfoundation.org www.ghaasfoundation.org Take 5 for 5-Axis With the introduction of five 5-axis models, Hurco has announced an ini-tiative called “Take 5 for 5-Axis” to gal-vanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of five-sided machining for tra-ditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides. “We are dedicated to helping shops increase profit margins and productiv-ity by developing sophisticated control technology that is intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “Since we know that adopting a five-sided process is the most efficient way to increase profit margins on existing parts, we have ded-icated substantial engineering and R&D resources to 5-axis tech-nology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup. “Purchasing a 5-axis machine is an investment in the fu-ture that pays divi-dends today. When a shop invests in a 5-axis mill and runs its ex-isting parts on the 5-axis employing five-sided ma-chining, or 3+2 as it is some-times called, the shop immediately reduces set-up time, increases accuracy and reduces cycle time on those parts. In the future, the shop can bid on the more complex 5-axis simultaneous work or full 5-axis. Not only will shops expand their capa-bilities and customer base, but they will also help their employees expand their skills.” As part of the 5-axis initiative, Hurco has introduced five 5-axis models: the VMX30UH Si, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi and VMX60Ui. The VMX42HSRTi has a swivel-head de-sign with direct drive, rotary, torque table (C-axis) and is equipped with a high-speed 18,000 RPM integral motorized spindle. The VMX42HSRTi has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24, and the table’s work-ing surface is 50 x 24 inches. All of the SRTi 5-axis machines are designed to pro-vide maximum manufacturing versatil-ity to support a high mix of parts: complex simultaneous 5-axis parts; five-sided parts; and because the rotary torque table is embedded, the generous working surface of the table supports sec-ondary operations, 3-axis work or even plate work. “Additionally, the stout table supports heavier loads, and the rotary torque table has unlimited angular movement instead of just 360 degrees that is often standard throughout the in-dustry,” said a company spokesperson. The VMX30UHSi is a trunnion-style 5-axis machine equipped with a high-speed 18,000 RPM integral motor-ized spindle. As with all U-Series Hurco 5-axis machines, the VMX30UHSi was designed with an integrated trunnion table, which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of simply mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. The second new trun-nion-style 5-axis machine from Hurco is the VMX60Ui, which has a 12,000 RPM spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/26.5 inches. The two new SWi machines added to the lineup are the VMX84SWi with X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30 inches and t h e V M X 4 2 S Wi w i t h t r a v e l s o f 42/24/24 inches. “The SWi models offer 4-axis rotary functionality utiliz-ing the same B-axis swivel head design as the aforementioned SRTi models but can be equipped with an optional A-style rotary table that meets your needs instead of the C-axis table that is on the SRTi models,” said the spokesperson. In addition to the release of new models, “Take 5 for 5-Axis” includes an educational website 5-axis.org, a webinar and several live seminars at events throughout North America. For more information contact: Hurco Companies, Inc. One Technology Way P.O. Box 68180 Indianapolis, IN 46268 800-634-2416 info@hurco.com www.hurco.com www.hurco.com/take5 5-axis.org TX, NM, N. LA Dave Stilley Chaparral Machinery 3435 Roy Orr Blvd., #100 Grand Prairie, TX 75050 972-313-1987 dstilley@chaparralmachinery.com www.chaparralmachinery.com S.E. TX, S. LA Scott Murray SMI Machine Tools 5829 West Sam Houston Pkwy. North #804 Houston, TX 77041 713-937-7771 scott@smimachinetools.com www.smimachinetools.com OK Gage Machine Tool 10668 Widmer Rd. Lenexa, KS 66215 913-894-1233 www.gagemachinetool.com AR Hurco USA One Technology Way Indianapolis, IN 46268 800-634-2416 317-298-2622 info@hurco.com www.hurco.com 6 May 2015 • SOUTHWEST MANUFACTURING NEWS • www.mfgnewsweb.com

NIMS And GHF Announce Second Year Of Scholarships For Schools

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the precision manufacturing industry’s standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, announced that they will partner again this year to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers.

The 2015 GHF-NIMS Credentialing Scholarship Program will provide eligible secondary and post-secondary institutions with grants to build high-quality technical programs that provide students with foundational skills and industry-recognized credentials that have immediate value in the job market. The grants will cover up to 100% of the costs of testing and credentialing services for all students seeking NIMS certifications. The program will launch this year with a $100,000 investment from GHF.

“With this program, we hope to support more high schools and community colleges as they build high-quality programs that use NIMS standards and credentials in order to deliver the most relevant and innovative training,” said a Gene Haas Foundation Boards spokesperson. “This provides our country’s manufacturers with an excellent workforce.”

“There are an estimated 99,500 projected job openings for machinists and 117,100 projected job openings for industrial maintenance technicians nationally through 2020,” said Jim Wall, Executive Director, NIMS. “We are proud to be working with the Gene Haas Foundation to help schools prepare more young people with skills and credentials they need to succeed in these in-demand jobs.”

In 2014, the scholarship program provided financial support to over 1,000 individuals at 22 high schools and colleges in 16 states to pursue NIMS certification. An approximate 3,500 credentials in foundational CNC machining will be earned as a result.

Information on how schools can apply for a GHF-NIMS Credentialing Scholarship may be found at www.nimsready.org.

For more information contact:

NIMS
10565 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 203
Fairfax, VA22030
703-352-4971
support@nims-skills.org
www.nims-skills.org
www.nimsready.org

Gene Haas Foundation
2800 Sturgis Rd.
Oxnard, CA93030
805-988-6979
info@ghaasfoundation.org
www.ghaasfoundation.org

Read the full article at http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/article/NIMS+And+GHF+Announce+Second+Year+Of+Scholarships+For+Schools/1991906/256307/article.html.

Take 5 For 5-Axis

With the introduction of five 5-axis models, Hurco has announced an initiative called “Take 5 for 5-Axis” to galvanize manufacturers to evaluate the merits of five-sided machining for traditional 3-axis parts with features on all five sides.

“We are dedicated to helping shops increase profit margins and productivity by developing sophisticated control technology that is intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “Since we know that adopting a five-sided process is the most efficient way to increase profit margins on existing parts,we have dedicated substantial engineering and R&D resources to 5-axis technology during the last decade and significantly expanded our product lineup.

“Purchasing a 5- axis machine is an investment in the future that pays dividends today. When a shop invests in a 5- axis mill and runs its existing parts on the 5-axis employing five-sided machining, or 3+2 as it is sometimes called, the shop immediately reduces set-up time, increases accuracy and reduces cycle time on those parts. In the future, the shop can bid on the more complex 5-axis simultaneous work or full 5-axis. Not only will shops expand their capabilities and customer base, but they will also help their employees expand their skills.”

As part of the 5-axis initiative,Hurco has introduced five 5-axis models: the VMX30UHSi, VMX42HSRTi, VMX84SWi, VMX60SWi and VMX60Ui. TheVMX42HSRTi has a swivel-head design with direct drive, rotary, torque table (C-axis) and is equipped with a highspeed 18,000 RPM integral motorized spindle. The VMX42HSRTi has X/Y/Z travels of 42/24/24, and the table’s working surface is 50 x 24 inches. All of the SRTi 5-axismachines are designed to provide maximum manufacturing versatility to support a high mix of parts: complex simultaneous 5-axis parts; five sided parts; and because the rotary torque table is embedded, the generous working surface of the table supports secondary operations, 3-axis work or even plate work. “Additionally, the stout table supports heavier loads, and the rotary torque table has unlimited angular movement instead of just 360 degrees that is often standard throughout the industry,” said a company spokesperson.

The VMX30UHSi is a trunnion style 5-axis machine equipped with a high-speed 18,000 RPM integral motorized spindle. As with all U-Series Hurco 5-axis machines, the VMX30UHSi was designed with an integrated trunnion table,which provides more clearance in the Z-axis and facilitates heavier parts, instead of simply mounting a table on a 3-axis machine. The second new trunnion- style 5-axismachine from Hurco is the VMX60Ui, which has a 12,000 RPM spindle and X/Y/Z travels of 60/26/26.5 inches.

The two new Swi machines added to the lineup are the VMX84SWi with X/Y/Z travels of 84/34/30 inches and the VMX4 2 Swi with trave ls of 42/24/24 inches. “The Swi models offer 4-axis rotary functionality utilizing the same B-axis swivel head design as the aforementioned SRTimodels but can be equipped with an optional A style rotary table that meets your needs instead of the C-axis table that is on the SRTi models,” said the spokesperson.

In addition to the release of new models, “Take 5 for 5-Axis” includes an educational website 5-axis.org, a webinar and several live seminars at events throughout North America.

For more information contact:

Hurco Companies, Inc.
One Technology Way
P.O. Box 68180
Indianapolis, IN 46268
800-634-2416
info@hurco.com
www.hurco.com
www.hurco.com/take5

TX, NM, N. LA

Dave Stilley
Chaparral Machinery
3435 Roy Orr Blvd., #100
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972-313-1987
dstilley@chaparralmachinery.com
www.chaparralmachinery.com

S.E. TX, S. LA

Scott Murray
SMI Machine Tools
5829 West Sam Houston
Pkwy. North #804
Houston, TX 77041
713-937-7771
scott@smimachinetools.com
www.smimachinetools.com

OK

Gage Machine Tool
10668 Widmer Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215
913-894-1233
www.gagemachinetool.com

AR

Hurco USA
One Technology Way
Indianapolis, IN 46268
800-634-2416
317-298-2622
info@hurco.com
www.hurco.com
Take 5 for 5-Axis

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