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Tech Bar Experts are a New Feature of Okuma 2019 Summer Showcase

June 12, 2019

Celebrating 35 years in America, Okuma hosts the 2019 Summer Showcase event on July 24 – 25 in its Charlotte, NC headquarters. Gosiger CNC and automation specialists will be among those meeting one-to-one with attendees in the Okuma Tech Bar. This is an opportunity to discuss critical production challenges with Gosiger experts who draw on 95 + years of manufacturing experience.

In addition, the Summer Showcase includes:
• Industry-specific Okuma machine demos
• Special guest speakers
• Access to applications engineers
• Learning about efficiency-improving APPs

Okuma machines available for up-close-and-personal examination:
• GENOS M560-V
• LB3000 EX II-MYW
• LT2000 EX-2T1MY
• LU3000 EX
• MU-4000V
• GA26W
• GENOS L2000-e
• MU-5000V
• MU-S600V
• LB3000 EX II BBW
• MB-4000H
• LB3000 EX II Gantry
• 2SP-150H
• MULTUS U3000

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Why Swiss-Style Turning Machines Were Developed & Why You Should Care

June 7, 2019

In the 1870’s the demand for Swiss watches required high volumes of precise parts for their coveted timepieces. Fixed head turning machines of the day were not capable of holding the tight tolerances required for these small diameter parts. So the Swiss watchmaking industry developed a different kind of turning machine.                                           

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Which is Better? 3-jaw or Collet Chucks?

June 4, 2019

Is a standard, 3-jaw chuck or a collet chuck a better choice for your CNC turning machine? The answer is (as is true with so many decisions): It depends.

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How Gosiger Helps Educate the Next Generation of CNC Machinists

May 3, 2019

CNC shops across the country are struggling to find capable machine operators and machinists. Meanwhile, industry leaders project that by 2025 there will be a shortage of 875,000 skilled manufacturing professionals.

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Beware: Loan Sharks are Targeting Your CNC Shop

April 18, 2019

As a business owner, you probably receive unsolicited calls and other contacts from people who want to sell you something on a daily basis. Lately, you may have been inundated with robocalls offering quick and easy access to lines of credit. Many sound like this: “I’m calling to follow up on the offer we sent to you for a $500,000 line of credit…” 

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Step-by-Step Setup of the Okuma Soft Jaw Process

April 9, 2019

All Okuma turning centers with an OSP-P300 or later control include a soft jaw process program. Like many such programs, knowing a few shortcuts can save a lot of trial-and-error time. In this video, a Gosiger West Coast Okuma specialist takes you step-by-step through the setup. 

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Swiss-Type Turning Machine Performance: It’s all in the Details

April 3, 2019

Attention to detail is often what separates exceptional products from those that are simply “good enough.” This is particularly true of machine tools. The more precisely crafted and robust a machine’s components and assembly, the better it will perform initially and in the long run – without requiring undue service. 

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One More Way Okuma Controls Make CNC Programming Quick & Easy

March 26, 2019

Okuma OSP CNC control systems use the Windows®-based open architecture platform to optimize programming efficiency. There are many functions within the systems that provide shortcuts for streamlining production. Among these is the LIB (library) file that holds a group of macros residing within a single program. 

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New Videos Demonstrate Unique Attributes of 4 Nomura Swiss-Style CNC Machines

March 22, 2019

Nomura Swiss-style CNC machines are ideal for precisely machining complex parts, extending tool life, and making it easier to deal with challenging materials. A new series of videos  on the following models clearly demonstrates the abilities of these sliding headstock machines. 

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5 Ways to Protect Your CNC Shop from Cybercrime.

March 18, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides incredible opportunities to improve productivity and increase profit margins for CNC shops. However, just as in our homes, the more machines interconnect, the greater the opportunity for hackers to steal critical information. 

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