Things are picking up once again as we begin to gear up for another trade show and conference season! While the weather outside hasn’t felt quite as seasonally appropriate as we’d like these past few months, this hasn’t discouraged our team here at LEI from making major changes and updates in our workplace. One of these exciting new changes is the introduction of our HX Series II 8610 VMC. Whether you regularly follow us or just happened to stumble upon our blog, we are eager to provide you with a preview of what our new machines have to offer!


Leading Edge Industrial: HX Series II Cheat Sheet

Take a peek at some of the exclusive photos of our new HX series II machines, and few the specifications of each through our HX Series II Cheat Sheet!


HX Series II CNC Machine Highlights (Applies to both machines): 

  • CNC Under $5,000
  • Power Requirements: 120 VAC 60Hz, Single Phase
  • Industry Standard G & M Code Compatible
  • Autodesk Fusion 360 Ready
  • CAD/CAM Compatible
  • FANUC© Compatible


HX710 Turning Center (HX710 TC) – CNC Lathe


  • 500 – 2,500 RPM Spindle
  • Quick Change Tool Post
  • 10-in Bed
  • Tailstock with Live Center
  • NEW Sheet Metal Enclosure

HX8610 Vertical Machining Center (HX8610 VMC) – CNC Mill


  • 100 IPM Rapid (IPM – Inches per Minute)
  • 500 – 9,000 RPM Spindle
  • TTS Compatible (Tormach Tooling System®)
  • 8-in x 6-in x 10-in Machinable Work Area
  • Dovetail Ways
  • NEW Complete Sheet Metal Enclosure
  • NEW Side Panel Windows – Increased visibility while machining; Removable side panel windows to allow for machining oversized-stock.






Sneak Peek – SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, KY

While summer may seem miles away, it’s quickly approaching! We are looking forward to a full schedule of travel to different industry events, one of these being the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY. This conference is taking place at the end of June (June 25th-29th). It is the 54th Annual National SkillsUSA Conference, and our fourth time exhibiting a booth at the event. Of course, we won’t be the only company proudly displaying our latest technology. Hundreds of manufacturing companies from across the United States will be hosting booths at the conference as well! It is always an eye-opening experience, and a valuable asset to America’s manufacturing industry as a whole.

SkillsUSA is an organization dedicated to helping students who are pursuing a career in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. The event is meant to bring industry leaders together and empower its members to be world-class workers, leaders, and American citizens, while helping those on the industry forefront move forward by participating in discussions, showcasing cutting-edge machinery, and learning about recent industry innovations.

More than 16,000 people in the industry are expected to participate in the weeklong event! Check out their website to learn more about this upcoming Techspo!

Come See Us!

Perhaps you’ve been a regular participant of the SkillsUSA conference for years, or maybe you’re a potential first-time attendee. Either way, don’t hesitate to visit our booth at the conference, where we will be showcasing our new HX Series II Machines!

We are exhibiting in booth S179 in the South Wing. Check out a map of the building here.

We can’t wait to get our traveling season started, and we hope to see you at one of our events! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We’re excited to continue breaking ground and leading the way in CNC manufacturing!