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5-Axis Simultaneous Machining Reduces Cycle Time For Complex Impeller

September 29, 2017

With 5-axis simultaneous machining, the Okuma MU-4000V enables manufacturers to produce complex, high-precision parts faster and with less operator involvement.

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See How To Set The Home Position You Want At Program’s End

July 28, 2017

Customers often ask Gosiger applications engineers how to go beyond basic control functions to fit a particular situation. This video from Gosiger’s West Coast facility explains how to set up a home position at the end of a program on the Okuma OSP-P300 control. In this case, the customer didn’t

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Dynamic Machining Methods Demonstrated

April 7, 2017

Using the BlueSwarf tap testing and dashboard to determine end mill cutting parameters, an Okuma GENOS M560V vertical machining center (VMC) is captured on video as it engages in various dynamic machining methods.

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Additive + Subtractive Manufacturing Work Together To Boost Productivity

January 13, 2017

Additive manufacturing, AKA 3-D printing, is clearly becoming more viable in certain production situations. However, additive cannot replace conventional machining in all applications. In fact, the best way to harness the efficiencies of additive today may be to combine it with subtractive

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How ISO Certification Means Greater Value From Your Next Okuma Machine Tool

December 16, 2016

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, establishes criteria that companies must meet to be certified as producing safe, reliable high quality products.

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How To Reduce Machine Tool Energy Costs

November 18, 2016

The cost of energy may rise and fall, but it always has an impact on a CNC machine shop’s profitability. Additionally, conserving energy today helps keep overall costs more stable while insuring we’ll have the energy we need tomorrow. That’s why energy efficiency is one more factor to consider

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An Inside Look At Okuma America’s Charlotte, NC Facility

October 21, 2016

Ever wonder what you’ll see if you visit the Okuma America headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina? This brief video lets you, literally, fly through the facility where you’ll see Okuma CNC machines, the expansive parts warehouse and other customer support areas. 

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An Easy Way To Keep Your Okuma CNC Running Smoothly

August 19, 2016

Just like a car or truck, CNC machines require routine maintenance to keep them in top form. A well maintained machine tool will perform at peak efficiency and reduce costly breakdowns that interrupt production. Performing routine maintenance, as required, will also prolong the life of the

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See Unique Quick Changeover Automated Cell In Okuma’s IMTS 2016 Booth

July 22, 2016

IMTS 2016 will be filled with the latest advances in manufacturing technology. A particularly interesting example is an automated cell on display in the Okuma booth (S8500). The cell is a joint effort by Partners in THINC members Okuma, Gosiger Automation, Kitagawa, Fanuc and Schunk.

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Manufacturing Facility Automates Cell, Reduces Work-In-Process 80%

June 3, 2016

Recently a global supplier of compressors decided to rethink its process for making a series of bearing housings. According to the Production Manager, “After analyzing quality control and machine maintenance data we determined it was time to replace some of our machine tools. However, we didn’t

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