Modern Machine Shop
At the upcoming imX (interactive manufacturing experience) industry event, Okuma America Corporation will present a series of seminars, workshops and hands-on learning sessions that demonstrate ways to use existing technology and resources to improve quality, increase productivity and reduce costs. Scheduled for September 12-14 in Las Vegas, imX aims to depart from the traditional tradeshow model and deliver a more interactive educational experience.
Many of the sessions will be conducted in collaboration with the company’s Partners in THINC, which include Blum, Caron Engineering, DataZen, EXSYS Eppinger, FANUC Robotics, Hexagon Metrology, Iscar Metals, Kennametal, Koma Precision, KUKA Robotics, MasterCam, Okuma, Sandvik Coromant, Schunk, SMW Autoblok, WTO, Zoller and more. THINC refers to “The Intelligent Numeric Control,” a CNC model developed by Okuma to serve as a central hub for the interconnected and interdependent elements of a manufacturing shop floor. In addition to interconnectedness between machines, accessories and other equipment, educational session topics will include flexible automation systems, employee training and knowledge transfer, perishable tooling costs, spindle utilization and more.