Okuma America Corporation

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Okuma America Corporation offers an expansive line of vertical machining centers that provide reliable machining meeting a variety of production needs. Okuma’s new MU-6300V is no exception as it delivers high efficiency and high-productivity for 5-axis, multi-sided machining.

This CNC vertical machining center has a highly rigid and accurate double column structure and low center of gravity in workpiece movement (trunnion table) that enable both heavy duty cutting and high speed finishing. Built on Okuma’s Thermo-Friendly structure, this machine performs consistently from the first part to the last, regardless of warm up time or ambient temperatures.

“The MU-6300V is a true workhorse machine that is able to take on the toughest materials with its dual-driven rotary trunnion design,” says Kyle Klaver, 5-axis Product Specialist, “and would be a great fit for any industry looking to add a high efficiency, 5-axis machining center especially the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries”.

The MU-6300V was recently honored with the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business and Technology Daily News) 2012 Best 10 New Product Awards. The Best 10 New Product Awards are given to selected products for their contributions to the development of manufacturing and strengthening of Japan’s international competitiveness. Winners are chosen from among all products developed and in practical use in a given year.

For more information, visit: www.okuma.com/mu-6300v

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, today announced the world debut of the MU-10000H, a new 5-axis, high-speed, horizontal machining center, to be shown for the first time at IMTS 2012 (Okuma Booth S-8500). The MU-10000H is Okuma’s largest and most agile CNC machine – designed for ultra-challenging applications for aerospace machining, heavy equipment and other large parts.

This workhorse 5-axis CNC machine delivers high torque and high-speed machining along with Okuma’s renowned high standards of design stability and accuracy. It provides users with a high-performance, long-lasting, and efficient horizontal machining center. Built on Okuma’s exclusive Thermo-Friendly Concept, the machine can run from a cold start because it resists thermal deformation, minimizing thermal growth.

Key Features of the MU-10000H:

  • Large trunnion table with 1-meter-square pallet
  • Workpiece Weight Capacity: 5,500 pounds
  • Workpiece Size Capacity: 59.05” diameter by 44.29” high
  • 1416 maximum foot-pounds of torque (1,920 Nm) available from 50 RPM
  • 2 Pallet APC
  • Standard with THINC® P200MA for seamless integration and rapid contouring

Okuma’s IMTS 2012 theme, “Go Beyond” is focused on helping customers envision, pursue, and capture more opportunity than they ever imagined. Okuma, along with its distributors and Partners in THINC, takes a fresh look at manufacturing processes, engineers the shortest distance to maximizing profitability, and helps end-users seize opportunity through innovation. Okuma enables customers to Go Beyond, and achieve more than ever before.

For more information, visit: www.okuma.com/mu-10000h

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, launched a redesigned website. The site is designed to deliver expanded content offerings and state-of-the-art usability features – all within a highly engaging online environment. The website serves as the centralized hub for all of Okuma’s online properties, with connections to specialized platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

“In today’s manufacturing environment, knowledge is king,” says Julie Murphy, marketing manager, Okuma America Corporation. “Competitive advantage comes, first and foremost, from awareness and understanding of the latest in CNC machine tool technology, innovations and best practices. Our new website is designed to become a valuable resource for the content our audiences are seeking.”

Key features of the new website include:

  • Enhanced CNC machine tool information: Conveniently organized, with descriptions of best-suited applications, and complete detail down to full specifications
  • Dedicated 5-Axis Product Section: Expanded information on Okuma’s lineup of 5 axis CNC machines designed specifically for manufacturing high precision, complex parts
  • White Papers: Deep discussions on emerging technologies and specialized product/service offerings
  • Case Studies: Real-world problem/solutions, and the dramatic results achieved in partnership with Okuma customers
  • New Blog: Fresh, informative perspectives on hot industry topics
  • Additional Photography and Videos: The next best thing to hands-on experience with Okuma CNC machine tools
  • State-of-the-art Usability: Streamlined navigation, in-site search function, and mobile-optimization for tablets and multiple phone platforms
  • Partners in THINC: With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC is the collaboration of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. Detailed information about this program is now incorporated within the main Okuma website, to facilitate easy access to Partners and cross-referencing of topics.

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools and machining process optimization, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), Okuma delivers an expansive breadth of products, technology strength and innovation, and deep service and support offerings that empower the customer.

For more information, visit: www.okuma.com

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and distributor Hartwig, Inc. will host a manufacturing technology show August 1-2, 2012 at the Hartwig showroom in Wichita, Kansas. The event will focus on educating attendees on the utilization of existing technology and equipment to increase productivity and improve quality.

Featured seminars will be presented by Okuma product specialists, Partners in THINC members Sandvik Coromant and Mastercam and Tsugami.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Why your next vertical machining center should be a horizontal machining center
  • The Power of THINC – The application of Okuma’s Intelligent Technologies
  • Successful CNC drilling and tapping (presented by Sandvik)
  • Swiss Made Simple (presented by Tsugami)

Other presentations will combine classroom seminars with a hands-on look at Okuma machines and peripheral equipment.

Okuma machines on display will include an MB-4000H horizontal machining center cutting an aluminum aerospace part and performing pocket milling on 4140 steel. There will also be an LB-3000EX-MYW doing helical threading. All machines will be cutting parts and members of Partners in THINC will be on hand representing tooling, gauging, software and other machine tool accessory equipment.

Additional equipment and technology on display will include a Brown & Sharpe CMM, Romer Arm, Leica Laser Tracker and Tsugami Swiss-turn machine.

The event is free for manufacturers, lunch will be provided and attendees have an opportunity to win various door prizes.

For more information or to register, visit: go.hartwiginc.com/wichitatechdays

Okuma America Corporation today announced the equipment lineup to be shown at IMTS 2012. Okuma booth S-8500 will feature eight new machines, one of which is Okuma’s largest 5-axis machine to date. All machines on display will be equipped with peripheral equipment, software and accessories from members of Partners in THINC.

Okuma’s theme, “Go Beyond”, represents Okuma’s dedication to providing state-of-the-art innovation through strength of technology, depth of service and support, and expansive breadth of product. This empowers customers to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce costs.

“No matter the application, everyone will walk away with at least one new solution or idea that will help them increase their productivity while maintaining lean operations”, states Jim King, President and COO of Okuma America Corporation. Featured demonstrations and display parts will come from various industries including medical, aerospace, automotive, energy/oil and construction.

The following machines will be on display:

  • The MU-10000H CNC is the largest of the Okuma MU range of 5-axis horizontal high-speed machining centers. The machine has a large trunnion table with 1 meter square pallet with capabilities of high torque and high speed machining. It has a maximum work piece weight capacity of 5,500 pounds and work piece size capacity of 59.05” diameter by 44.29” high. The machine is designed for the most difficult applications while retaining Okuma’s high standard of design stability and accuracy, providing the user with a long lasting, efficient production platform. IMTS 2012 is the world debut for this machine.
  • The LT3000-EX offers three turrets for optimum flexibility and a balanced main and right spindle. The 16-station M-function turrets have bolt-mount tooling and allow for redundant tooling in order to best utilize back-up tools for lights-out manufacturing or high production runs. This machine features Machining-Navi and Collision Avoidance System. This will be the first time the Okuma 3-turrent machine has been on display in the United States.
  • The LU3000-EX provides high production tied with thermal stability. This machine incorporates the latest in live tooling technology where the tooling is bolted to the turret for optimum support and power engagement. The IMTS featured machine will showcase Machining-Navi, Thermo-Friendly Concept and harmonic spindle speed control (HSSC).
  • The MB-10000H is Okuma’s largest horizontal machining center. This machine is built on the Thermo-Friendly Concept and includes Thermo-Friendly TAS-S and TAS-C providing a highly-stable machine platform.
  • The VTM-1200YB 5-axis control vertical multitasking machine enables turning of relatively large, complex-shaped parts and process-intensive machining with 5-axis multitasking to achieve high production efficiency.
  • The Millac-33TU features a 2-axis rotary table and THINC®-OSP Control. This machine is a combination 5-axis vertical lathe/vertical machining center that performs heavy-duty milling and turning operations in one set-up.
  • The Multus B200II, is a general purpose, multi-function machine that is designed to reduce set-up time by virtually eliminating repetitive fixture. The IMTS machine features a sub-spindel (W), P300S control, Machining-Navi, Super NURBS, tool center point control and Blum gaging.
  • The Multus B750W features THINC-OSP Control, Collision Avoidance System, and Thermo-Friendly Concept. This machine is designed to hand the part from one spindle to the other to complete milling and turning operations without changing the part.

In addition to Okuma machines, members of Partners in THINC will be on hand demonstrating peripheral equipment, software and accessories. The Okuma THINC control will be featured, showcasing Advanced OneTouch and other software and applications. Representatives of the Okuma service network, Okuma CARE, will be on hand to demonstrate new technology and applications available to Okuma users.

For more information, visit: www.okuma.com

Okuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that ESPRIT, a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, has joined Partners in THINC.

EPSRIT, DP Technology provides manufacturers with latest CAM Technology, which enables faster part programming, increased machine-tool and cutting-tool utilization, and shorter cycle times. Offering a broad array of machining applications which include: 2 - 5 axis milling, 2 - 22 axis turning, 2 - 5 axis wire EDM, Multitasking mill-turn machining, B-axis machine tools, and High-speed 3- and 5-axis machining, ESPRIT is un-matched when it comes to getting the most out of your machine investments and increasing productivity.

Jeff Estes, Director of Partners in THINC, stated: “Challenging parts requiring 4 and 5 axis machining is where ESPRIT excels. Not that their CAM systems don’t work equally well on 2 and 3 axis requirements, but determining the optimum tool path of those difficult part configurations is a core competency. ESPRIT utilizes the un-paralleled computing power of the THINC control to reduce the cutting time of these challenging parts while optimizing tool life and load through using the most effective tool path possible.”

ESPRIT products can be seen and demonstrated at the Partners in THINC facility in Charlotte, North Carolina and at the Okuma Tech Centers in Chicago and Houston.

Partners in THINC is a unique facility and concept offering integrated solutions and a one-stop-shop designed to streamline current manufacturing processes, improve capabilities, or for exploring advanced manufacturing options. Each member of Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user.

For more information, visit: www.partnersinthinc.com

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