Okuma America Corporation
11900 Westhall Drive
Charlotte , NC 28278 US
A Message from Okuma America Corporation
As Seen In Production Machining
3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity
For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.
CNC Apps You Possibly Didn’t Know You Could Benefit From
Some software capabilities go underutilized. One machine tool builder’s CNC software includes lesser-known apps that shops can leverage to their advantage.
Automatically Optimize Your CNC Machining Feed Rates
New feed-rate-optimization technology can enable CAM programmers to reduce cycle times and increase tool life for milling and turning operations.
Making Waves with Lathe Automation
After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.
An App to Simplify Setups
This shop, specializing in high precision parts for the semiconductor industry, worked closely with its machine tool supplier to develop an app that drastically reduces setup times.
Okuma Welcomes Open Mind Technologies to Partners in THINC
Software developer offers five-axis and multifunction CAD/CAM solutions for CNC machine tools.
Okuma Names Vice President of Finance
Summer Cline brings several years of finance experience to her new role.
Load & Go Robot Eases Automation for CNC Shops
This compact robotic loading platform makes automation affordable for CNC shops.
Multitasking CNC Lathe Machines Process-Intensive Parts
The Multus U3000 imultitasking two-saddle CNC lathe provides a platform for long-term rigidity and accuracy and can machine process-intensive parts, such as those in aerospace, automotive, oil/energy, medical and construction.
Multitasking CNC Combines Additive and Subtractive Machining
Okuma’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking CNC machine combines laser additive technology with subtractive machining capabilities, implementing laser metal deposition (LMD) technology with the ability to cut unique parts of many different sizes and shapes.
Genos M460V-5AX VMC Cuts a Variety of Materials
Okuma’s Genos M460V-5AX vertical machining center has a solid double-column structure, full five-axis simultaneous control and thermal stability performance that give it the ability to cut a variety of materials.
MA-12500HW HMC Cuts Exotic Materials
Okuma America Corp.’s MA-12500HW horizontal machining center is suited for large-part aerospace machining and has a W axis that allows for a longer tool stroke to machine complex, difficult-to-reach part features.
GA26W Grinder is Equipped with Intelligent Control
Okuma’s GA26W high-speed, compact grinder is now equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC control that integrates the machine, motors, drives and encoders, allowing for machine performance and customization to suit machining needs.
The Effects of Automation on Manufacturing
Companies that are not currently using automation in their manufacturing processes should be considering it.
Genos M560-V VMC Machines an Assortment of Parts
Okuma’s Genos M560-V vertical machining center combines a high column design and CAT 40 Big-Plus spindle to cut large, complex parts with a larger work envelope that minimizes restrictions on workpieces, tool lengths and the rotary table.
VIDEO: Highlights from Okuma’s Winter Showcase
More than 700 machine tool professionals visited Okuma’s 2018 Winter Showcase to see the company’s latest developments in additive and other manufacturing technologies. Check out video of the event.
2SP-150H Horizontal CNC Lathe is Compact and Flexible
Okuma’s 2SP-150H horizontal twin spindle lathe offers high metal removal rates in a small space and can be used for small part CNC machining, with front-facing spindles allowing access to the workpiece and tooling.
VIDEO: Okuma Summer Showcase Event Highlights
Here’s a video with highlights of Okuma America Corp.’s Summer Showcase event, which included educational presentations and cutting demos on more than 15 machine tools.
The Advantages of Hand Scraping
On my recent trip to Taiwan, almost every one of the machine tool builders we visited made a point to demonstrate to us that they still highly value the art of hand scraping. Learn more about the benefits this process brings.
Video: Watch Flat Turning for Machining Polygons
Machining flats in a single handling is shown on this video from Okuma. The workpiece and cutter are rotated synchronously with a defined rotation frequency ratio, depending on the number of lobes needed to be machined.
Robotic Cell Cuts Cycle Time, Improves Part Quality
Sew-Eurodrive Inc. worked with Okuma America’s authorized systems dealer to design an automated cell that includes an automatic magazine bar feeder that loads 6-ft. lengths of barstock into the machine. The shop also switched to an Okuma twin spindle, twin turret turning center so all of the machining operations are completed in one setup.