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Technology Showcase Presents the Latest Productivity Tools for CNC Machine Shops

November 19, 2013

2013 Tech ShowFrom December 10 – 12, 2013 Gosiger's partner, Okuma, will present the latest technology tools and strategies to help CNC machine shops maximize productivity and profitability.

The event takes place in the Partners in THINC & Okuma Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 3-day event includes cutting demonstrations on a variety of CNC machine tools, educational “demonars” addressing such important topics as 2-Axis vs. 4-Axis, Exotic Metal Cutting, Gear Cutting, and THINC Apps, plus technology presentations by Okuma and its 40+ partner companies. There will also be opportunities for facility tours.

A unique aspect of the event is the ability for attendees to customize their experiences around the specific needs of their organizations. Featured content includes:

  • Proprietary Okuma technologies including Collision Avoidance System, Thermal Active Stabilizer, Machining-Navi, Super-NURBS, Turn-Cut and 5-Axis Auto Tuning System
  • Drawing-to-part demonstrations show the process of taking a concept from design to a shippable part, for a variety of applications utilizing technology from Partners in THINC
  • Lights-out manufacturing using an automation cell on a low-cost, high-accuracy CNC lathe
  • Hard turning Rc60+ on an LB-3000EX lathe, to save time and money
  • Gear cutting on a 2-axis lathe with milling function and on a multi-function lathe
  • Various automation cells ranging from bar feeding a lathe, to robot loading/unloading, to a full flexible manufacturing system (FMS) with three integrated horizontal machining centers
  • More than 10 educational “demonars” each day on a variety of topics such as Caron Engineering Adaptive Software (TMAC), Renishaw Equator, Real Time Connectability, Machining-Navi, and Turn-Cut, PALLETACE (FMS)
  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the OSP control, the revolutionary Okuma THINC®-OSP-P300 is available for hands-on trials. All attendees who participate in this “Try It” activity will be entered in a drawing for a free iPad.
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