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Lately we’ve been getting a lot of interest in big CNC machines from shops on the west coast. There are a number of trends that are bringing these customers our way, and these “hot topics” provide some compelling clues for industry-leading shops everywhere to follow. Why are west coast companies resisting the temptation to buy commodity machines and opting for Okuma quality? Here are some of the key trends that are driving big interest in our big machines.more
The ever-changing world of manufacturing requires constant application to keep metal cutting skills fresh. Partners in THINC member Sandvik Coromant’s free e-learning program can help production workers stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology. E-learning is cost-efficient, and your staff can use the courses anywhere at any time, 24/7, at your convenience. The better your competence is at the production level, the better the rate of productivity improvement.
Partners in THINC member ZOLLER introduces »smile«, the tool presetter and measuring machine of the next generation. »smile« is easy to operate and manufactured exclusively from high quality branded components. It is equipped with all standard measuring functions for the professional presetting and measuring of metal cutting tools, making it an excellent solution in the entry level category. Its ergonomic design provides operational ease, and its robust and workshop-compatible design allow direct placement at the machine.
LB Pipe & Coupling was on a quest to transform the costly process of manufacturing couplings. In the traditional process, 30% of every coupling is scrap. They knew the answer to increasing productivity and reducing labor costs was to create an automated system. Okuma, Partners in THINC member FANUC and distributor Hartwig worked with the LB Pipe team to automate their CNC machining process for the couplings. Today, LB Pipe’s consistent growth rate of more than 100% annually is the result of competitive advantage gained through automation.
Okuma Corporation’s new DS1 (Dream Site 1) manufacturing facility in Oguchi, Japan began operation in 2013, producing multitasking machines, medium-sized and large CNC lathes, and vertical lathes. The new facility transforms operations into a “Smart Factory” manufacturing environment, where an increased range of Okuma’s CNC machine products are produced efficiently and in short run production. This enables shorter delivery times, reduced costs, and enhanced market competitiveness. Watch this video to see the new DS1 come to life.