Whether you want to streamline your current manufacturing process, improve your capabilities or explore advanced manufacturing options, Partners in THINC offers integrated solutions that take the end-user to the next level and beyond.
Customers come to us with ideas, and the Partners collaborate to provide a turnkey solution that can be replicated on your shop floor.
Automation of a grinding cell led to a 62% cycle time improvement for one air compressor rotor manufacturer and increased the safety of the work cell. more
The addition of a Quick Change Chuck from Schunk turns this high production machine tool into a job shop machine with a quick turn of a wrench. To further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the machine Sandvik Coromant multi-tooling is used to help increase the number of tools without increasing tool index time. Reduce set-up and changeover time, improving productivity. more
A manufacturer—specializing in precision milling and turning of conventional and exotic materials, serving the aerospace and defense industries—had a challenging group of parts, and needed to find a way to lower total cost. The distributor visited their facility and realized that these were indeed challenging parts and that more was needed to provide a better total manufacturing solution than just an Okuma multi-function machine. Partners in THINC was put into action. more
When an established manufacturing facility was looking to create leaner operations while increasing productivity, Okuma and WTO collaborated to bring innovative technology resulting in improved output without an increase in manpower all the while maintaining quality. more
One of the many partnership solutions formed at Partners in THINC include Kennametal's ToolBoss™ tool crib/inventory management system, the Zoller pre-setter and the Okuma Captain L370 with the THINC-OSP control to create a tool data management center. more
Wouldn’t it be great if your CNC machine could automatically control tool offsets – eliminating operator error from manual adjustments? What if you wanted to upgrade to electronic gages or a robot-loaded machine with automatic gaging, but are wondering how. more
A complete start-to-finish production line was set up at IMTS 2008 to demonstrate the power of the Okuma THINC control and how varous members of Partners in THINC contribute to the success of a full-blown production and machining line. more
An automated piston production cell demonstrates how Partners in THINC members collaborate to bring productivity improvements to the automotive industry. The multi-function capabilities of turning, milling, drilling, tapping, and boring also make this an efficient cell for the machining of a wide range of parts from aerospace and automotive to medical in a very compact space. more
Okuma and members of Partners in THINC have created an automated oil coupling cell that helps manufacturers in the oil industry improve productivity and create consistent throughput. A combination of robot automation, high-pressure coolant, software, tooling and gaging help complete the package. more