THE TOP RATED MOBILE APPS FOR CNC MACHINING
There are a number of general purpose manufacturing apps available that some CNC machine shops may find useful. Of course, every business has unique requirements and an app that is perfect for one company may not be right for another. The good news is that most are inexpensive and some are even free, so there’s not much risk in trying one. Download this white paper to learn about the best off-the-shelf apps and find out if a custom app is the best route to take depending and how it could impact your operation.
VERTICAL VS. HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTERS: WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?
Both horizontal and vertical CNC machining centers have roles to play in today’s competitive world of manufacturing. However, it’s important to consider a number of important factors when deciding which way to go when buying your next CNC machine. Check out the full white paper to find out which machine is best for your specific needs.
DEMYSTIFYING 5-AXIS MACHINERY
Like many manufacturing technologies, 5-axis CNC machining has the potential to help users improve productivity and profitability. However it’s not for everyone. So how do you know if investing in a 5-axis machining center makes sense for your operation? This paper will address the confusion around 5-axis machining and present real-world case studies to give you the fundamental information you need to determine if adding 5-axis machining makes sense for your particular business.
NEW STRATEGIES & TOOLS FOR MACHINING TITANIUM MORE EFFECTIVELY
The challenges of machining titanium can be daunting. Yet in the aerospace industry, titanium’s lightweight strength is in great demand. A thorough understanding of titanium’s properties and challenges are critical to successfully machining titanium. Find out what "homework" you need to do beforehand to get a much more cost efficient process in the long-run.
BREAKING THE HIGH VOLUME MYTH: THE MAINSTREAMING OF ROBOTICS
Since their invention, robotics for parts machining production have been associated with their fair share of myths. This white paper will walk you through the most common myths about machine tooling automation and how today's robotics don't have the same limitations as those in the past. Plus, take a quiz to find out if robotics are right for your business.
BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY
Reducing cycle time, operator involvement and material waste are critical to maximizing productivity and profitability. In this paper you’ll see how CNC machines equipped with Okuma’s proprietary Intelligent Technology help manufacturers be more efficient and competitive. You'll also find out how to eliminate expensive problems such as thermal deformation, the affects of chatter, and time-consuming crashes.
OKUMA PERFORMANCE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
Looking for an affordable CNC lathe that still has the strength, power and reliability to handle a multitude of applications, from simple to complex? Then check out the new GENOS series from Okuma. These machines are anything but "entry level." Designed from a clean sheet of paper to provide many of the most important features typically found in far more expensive machines, GENOS CNC lathes handle everything from simple chuck work pieces to highly complex parts with all of the stability, rigidity and accuracy you expect from Okuma. Get the inside story on these new, affordable and versatile turning machines now.
THE REAL COST OF OWNING YOUR MACHINE TOOL: KNOW THE 7 KEY FACTORS
The real cost of ownership of a machine tool is a bit more complex than it may appear. This paper will walk you through seven key factors that directly impact the cost of your machine tool over time such as the initial investment, cost of service, and cost of lost opportunities. By considering all seven factors before you buy, you'll walk away with a better understanding of how you can save money on the cost of your machine over time.
INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEM BOOSTS HARDINGE VMC PRODUCTIVITY
The concept of taking a rugged, affordable Hardinge-built Bridgeport VMC and adding an Okuma THINC system to make it more productive and versatile may seem like an impossible challenge. However, Gosiger and fellow Okuma dealers did exactly that. Read the white paper to find out what this marriage of technologies provides our customers.
ARE YOU READY TO MACHINE UNLEADED BRASS?
If you machine brass parts through which drinking water will one day flow, you’re likely aware of the recent lead-free legislation affecting your customers. The new act means manufacturers face a number of challenges presented by machining lead-free brass rather than the brass materials they have used for many years.
CAPITAL BUDGETING : ROI FUNDAMENTALS
ROI Fundamentals has been written to explain basic concepts about capital budgeting. It begins by reviewing ROI (return on investment) and the variables used in its analysis for determining if your capital investment into new equipment will result in a favorable payback.
CAPITAL LEASE VS OPERATING LEASE: HOW LEGISLATION MAY AFFECT YOUR 2013 EQUIPMENT PURCHASE
As your business considers any large-scale equipment purchase, there are a number of factors that will play into how your financing will be conducted - from cash flow needs to the impact the purchase will have on your tax situation.