Sandvik Supports Hurco Contest with Prize

The winner of the Chipmaker Challenge contest at IMTS will walk away with their choice of a brand new Hurco VMX42i CNC mill or TM8i lathe, along with the Sandvik Coromant tooling of their choice.

Hurco Companies, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) has announced that Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, NJ) will donate $1,000 worth of tooling to the champion of the Chipmaker Challenge, a contest designed to highlight manufacturing entrepreneurism, which will be held at the International Manufacturing Technology Show Tuesday, September 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hurco booth (S-8619).

The winner will walk away with their choice of a brand new HurcoVMX42i CNC mill or TM8i lathe in addition to the Sandvik Coromant tooling of their choice.

“The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” said Joe Braun, the general manager of Hurco North America. “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the television show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country. We know there is an effort to rebrand manufacturing so young people and their parents better understand 21st century manufacturing and we hope the Chipmaker Challenge might bring more attention to the industry.”

“We are so appreciative that Sandvik Coromant offered to provide tooling to the winner. They have been great partners on so many collaborative projects throughout the years and we are thankful for their support of the Chipmaker Challenge,” said Braun.


  •  July 1 through August 8: Contestants apply
  •  August 15 through August 28: Finalists notified
  •  August 30 through September 8: Online voting period
  •  Chipmaker Challenge Championship, Tuesday, September 9 at 1:30 pm, Hurco IMTS Booth S-8319, Winner Announced

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