The Real Stories series features manufacturers that have used their Okuma CNC machine tools to do things others felt weren't possible, to help them win business they previously didn't have the capability to perform and to take their businesses to the next level. They have embraced the THINC control and all its power to help them remain competitive and viable in today's manufacturing world.
LB Pipe & Coupling Products knew the answer to increasing productivity and reducing labor costs was to create an automated system for manufacturing API couplings. Okuma and distributor Hartwig worked in the trenches with LB Pipe to customize an automated process designed specifically for the API market. more
Klune Industries is a large aerospace machining job shop that specializes in products for military defense and commercial aircraft. Okuma horizontal CNC machines ultimately played a critical role in the aerospace machining business’ expansion plans. more
PMMI is a large CNC machine job shop that specializes in medical machining. They chose Okumas because they can take heavy cuts and still run with little downtime. When a freak disaster struck, they learned service is another reason they’ll always stay with Okuma. more
Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind needed innovative engineering expertise to customize CNC machines for blind operators. Okuma and distributor Gosiger Northwest successfully rose to the challenge. Today the Lighthouse is competitive with shops having sighted operators. more
Aztalan Engineering needed to enable lights out operation of their CNC machines. One of the keys to success is the implementation of the THINC CNC control and MacMan-Net for CNC monitoring. more
Martec Precision wanted the utmost quality, even though they had the financial limitations of a start-up. Okuma and distributor EMEC provided the specialized support Martec needed to get the right CNC machines and CNC controls right away, so they could deliver quality to their customers from day one. more