Too Busy to Keep Up With CNC Machine Technology?
Chris Davala 05.28.2014
Many of you in manufacturing spend most of your time keeping spindles turning and parts going out the door. This is good! Your production makes the world go round. Yet our world is an ever-changing place, with technology advancing at the speed of light. The manufacturing industry is at the center of these advancements, with faster CNC machines, more advanced control functions, CAM software, cutting tool technology, the list goes on. With little time to research new methods and products, how can you make sure you maintain your technological edge? This is where you should allow Okuma to help you. Our experts, along with those at our distributors and partners, are here for you to lean on. Because we know your technological edge is really your competitive edge.
Let Us Do the Work
In Okuma’s Applications Engineering group, a big part of our job entails being on the cutting edge of all the new technologies that are relevant to our customer base. I assure you, this is no easy task, requiring long hours on and off the job. We must spend time reading manuals, industry blogs, competitor comparison information, and make sure we find time to attend any training available to us so we can keep up with the latest developments that enhance our customers’ CNC machine processes. We’re eager to share knowledge with our customers to help U.S. manufacturing grow stronger.
Our customers range from small job shops to large companies in the automotive, aerospace, oil & energy, mold & die, medical, and heavy equipment fields, to name a few industries. Each of these individual companies are experts in their own field, making it even more important for the AE group to be on top of the latest technological advances in all aspects of manufacturing. Factor automation into the mix and this adds another element of technology to keep up with.
Our Partners Are Yours
Fortunately, we have some great partners to lean on with our Partners in THINC group. This is an advantage because we have nearly 50 other companies wanting to share their technology with us. What this means for you is that we’ve already assembled a best-in-class team of experts who stand ready to provide custom CNC machine solutions to you. This group is also an essential part of our continuing education on the latest and greatest advances in the industry. New grades of carbide, the latest software releases, and the most recent innovations in workholding area all at our disposal to keep us up to speed on delivering the best industry practices to you.
Keep Up With Changing Technology
How do you keep up with changing technology? A webinar is an online seminar with the intent of sharing information. We take the webinar to the next step with our Lunch and Learn series. Every few weeks, Okuma and our distributors and partners host a Lunch and Learn event. These events are free of charge and packed with information on a wide range of topics. We utilize state of the art CNC machines along with new CAM software tool paths, new cutter geometry, and new workholding to offer you a chance to see what’s new in the industry. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with what’s new, sign up for the next Lunch and Learn. You’ll leave with valuable new information and get a free lunch to boot!
What topics would you like to see covered in our upcoming Lunch and Learn events? Please comment below with your suggestions.
Chris Davala is Applications Engineer, Okuma America Corporation.