Okuma America to Host Technology Showcase

Okuma America will hold its 2013 Technology Showcase, December 10-12, at its Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters.

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Okuma America will hold its 2013 Technology Showcase, December 10-12, at its Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters. The event is designed to present the latest technology from the company and other members of Partners in THINC, and to demonstrate how this technology can be applied to attendees’ specific manufacturing challenges.

The event features hands-on cutting demonstrations using composite material, Inconel, titanium and carbon fiber on a variety of machines, including Okuma’s LB3000 EX and Multus B750 horizontal lathes, MB-4000H horizontal machining center, PalletAce flexible manufacturing system, and VTR-160A double-column turning center. Members of Partners in THINC will demonstrate how peripheral equipment such as tooling, gaging, workholding, automation, and CNC control software can be integrated with Okuma technology to improve productivity.

Attendees also will be able to see proprietary Okuma technologies, drawing-to-part demonstrations, lights-out manufacturing, gear cutting, and various automation cells ranging from barfeeding to robot loading/unloading to a full flexible manufacturing system. More than 10 educational “demonars” each day will cover a variety of topics, including Caron Engineering’s Tool Monitor Adaptive Control, Renishaw’s Equator gaging system, real-time connectability, Okuma’s Machining-Navi chatter control and the company’s turn-cut functionality. Okuma’s THINC-OSP-P300 CNC control also will be available for hands-on trials.

Tours of the Okuma America headquarters also will be offered multiple times over the three days. For more information on the demonstrations and technology on display, or to register for the event, visit okuma.com/events/2013TechShow.