Okuma, Apps, White Paper

New White Paper from Okuma Details the Productivity and Profitability of Using Machine Tool Apps

April 15, 2015

Machine tool apps simplify operations on a CNC machine and its control.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 15, 2015) – Apps make life easier and more productive and the same can be said for machining. Using apps on a CNC control is one of the simplest, fastest ways to make significant productivity gains quickly resulting in increased profitability. Machine tool apps are easily accessible and can be customized to suit particular machining needs to improve communication, speed up operations, improve quality and optimize productivity. They can be developed by the user or any third-party developer (e.g. machine tool accessory providers, operators, programmers, or IT specialists).

A new white paper published by Okuma America Corporation, titled "Machine Tool Apps: A Manufacturing Definition", explores how apps have become commonplace in people’s personal lives and are now available to manufacturers to assist in improving their business lives. The whitepaper is available for free download at www.okuma.com/wp-machine-tool-apps.

The ability to use apps is made possible by Okuma’s revolutionary THINC®-OSP CNC controls.

Okuma’s OSP CNC controls use a Windows®-based open architecture platform, and therefore are fully integrated, allowing for true customization to suit particular machining needs. Existing machine tool apps have been developed by Okuma members, distributor engineers, members of Partners in THINC and even customers.

Practical Benefits of Machine Tool Apps:

  • Reduced Scrapped Parts
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Diminished Labor Pains
  • Maximum Use of Consumables
  • Increased Part Quality
  • Increased Productivity
  • Ease of Use

Okuma’s App Store is the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. It currently offers more than 29 apps available for various functionalities ranging from CAD/CAM software, measurement and gaging to security and tooling. All of Okuma’s machine tool apps are designed to enhance productivity and efficiency.

You can also view our how to install an Okuma machine tool app video demonstration below. For more information on Okuma machine tool apps visit www.myokuma.com.


About Okuma America Corporation
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, 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. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment.  For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

About Partners in THINC:
Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, 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.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.

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